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Rumours on Saturday 4th August 2007

last updated Saturday 04th August 2007, 12:42 PM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Portsmouth and Aston Villa have joined the race for Fulham right-back Liam Rosenior. (The Sun)

  • Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez is braced to make a bid for Liverpool centre-half Sami Hyypia. (Daily Mirror)

  • He is also interested in Blackburn's £4m-rated striker Jason Roberts. (The Independent)

  • Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra looks poised for a move to Arsenal having rejected a new three year contract. (Daily Express)

  • Everton are on the brink of landing Porto midfielder Luis Gonzalez for £10m. (Daily Express)

  • And Toffees boss David Moyes could add to that signing with a swoop for Wigan left-back Leighton Baines. (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze will tell boss Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday he wants to leave for Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

  • Middlesbrough will allow Yakubu to return to Portsmouth if they can get Gary O'Neill in return. (Daily Star)

  • Sunderland boss Roy Keane will try again to sign Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak. (Various)

  • Cardiff hope to sign Blackburn's unsettled forward Francis Jeffers. (The Independent)

  • Kieron Dyer's move to West Ham dramatically collapsed last night after Newcastle demanded an extra £2m. (Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid are certain the long-running battle for Chelsea winger Arjen Robben will be over next week. (The Sun)

  • The Spanish club are hoping to secure his services for a fee of around £23m. (The Guardian)

  • Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has denied reports linking him with a move to West Ham. (The Independent)

  • Andy Cole has left Pompey after they agreed to pay up the remaining 11 months of his £30,000-a-week contract. (Various)
  • AZ Alkmaar boss Louis Van Gaal has blasted Middlesbrough for trying to sign full-back Greta Steinsson on the cheap. (Daily Telegraph)

  • France midfielder Claude Makelele, 34, is to sign a new one-year extension with Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

  • The Frenchman has taken a wage cut to sign with the Blues until 2009. (Daily Star)

  • Birmingham pulled the plug on their move for Hossam Ghaly after the Tottenham midfielder had a bust-up with Blues boss Steve Bruce. (Daily Star)

  • Ghaly upset Bruce when he refused to take part in a running session with the club. (The Sun)

  • Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted he spent £40m of the club's money on eight players after watching them on video. (Various)

  • Former referee Graham Poll says John Terry should be stripped of the England captaincy unless he shows officials more respect. (Daily Mail)
  • New Leicester boss Martin Allen has told his first-team squad to help wash out the toilets in a motivational exercise. (Daily Star)

  • Aston Villa's American owner Randy Lerner is so committed to Villa he has a tattoo of the club's crest on his ankle. (The Sun)

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