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Rumours on Saturday 6th October 2007

last updated Saturday 06th October 2007, 8:50 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Tottenham want Mark Hughes to take over at White Hart Lane if Martin Jol is lured to Ajax. (Mirror)

  • Manchester rivals United and City are locked in a battle for teenage Nigerian striker Macauley Christantus, top scorer at the Under-17 World Cup. (Sun)

  • Chelsea are in the frame to sign Barcelona's 18-year-old midfielder Giovani Dos Santos, hailed as the "new Ronaldinho". (Sun)

  • Jermain Defoe has begged the Tottenham board to keep Martin Jol, even though he is unable to secure a regular starting place. (Various)

  • Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood wants to tie up Zander Diamond, Scott Severin, Michael Hart, Jamie Langfield, Barry Nicholson and Steve Lovell on long-term contracts. (Daily Record)

  • Rafael Benitez has denied that his split from assistant manager Pako Ayesteran is the reason for Liverpool's recent loss of form. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Martin Jol admits he tried to bring Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to White Hart Lane last season, but couldn't afford him after buying Dimitar Berbatov. (Mirror)

  • West Ham defender John Panstil has told his agent to find him a new club after failing to secure a place in the side under Alan Curbishley (Mirror)

  • Graham Kavanagh wants to stay at Sheffield Wednesday after being put out on loan by Sunderland boss Roy Keane. (Mirror)
  • England boss Steve McClaren is ready to leave out skipper John Terry for next Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia because he is on a booking and could miss the trip to Russia four days later. (Various)

  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has urged Steve McClaren to use common sense over Michael Owen's fitness for the forthcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers. (Daily Express)

  • Avram Grant insists he and not Henk ten Cate will be in charge of Chelsea if the Dutchman joins the Stamford Bridge coaching team. (Sun)
  • Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri admits he would like to manage England one day. "They have great players," he says. (Sun)

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