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Rumours on Saturday 24th March 2007

last updated Saturday 24th March 2007, 10:32 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manager Glenn Roeder insists Michael Owen will not quit Newcastle in the summer - even if they fail to qualify for Europe. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to meet England's John Terry and Frank Lampard in Israel on Saturday night with a view to discussing plans for new contract talks. (Sun)

  • Arsenal could be set to make an offer for Roma defender Matteo Ferrari, who was on loan at Everton last season. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal have told Birmingham they will have to pay £4million to land midfielder Fabrice Muamba permanently next season. (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce still hopes to entice Sylvain Distin to stay at the club rather than leave on a free transfer in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

  • Celtic are to swoop for Motherwell striker Scott McDonald, also a target for Rangers. (Daily Record)

  • Aston Villa striker John Carew has been promised the club will launch a summer spending spree to strengthen the squad with Craig Bellamy and Steve Sidwell possible targets. (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal could be in line for an attempted takeover amid a huge recent surge in the share price. (The Sun)

  • Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez insists talks on his future can wait until after the next two Euro 2008 qualifiers. (Daily Express)

  • Southampton wonderkid Gareth Bale insists he is not fazed by talk of an impending big-money swoop from one of the Premiership big guns in the summer. (Sun)

  • Ruud van Nistelrooy has urged Real Madrid to tempt Cristiano Ronaldo away from Manchester United. (Daily Express)

  • The Dutch Football Association has reminded its match officials not to show public shows of emotion or jubiliation in the wake of referee Eric Braamhaar's apparent delight at an Ajax goal against PSV last week. (The Times)

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