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Rumours on Sunday 12th October

last updated Sunday 12th October 2008, 8:53 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Mark Hughes will spend up to £100m in January, with Gianluigi Buffon, Kaka and Fernando Torres all on Manchester City's shopping list. (News of the World)

  • Wigan's Wilson Palacios is a £15m target for Manchester United. (Sunday Express)

  • But Carlos Tevez's permanent move to Old Trafford could be in doubt with United earmarking £20m of their funds for the capture of 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa. (News of the World)

  • Luka Modric's spell at White Hart Lane could be a brief one, with Juventus keen to sign the Spurs midfielder in January. (The Observer)

  • Wayne Routledge could take a short trip and sign for Wolves from Aston Villa. (The Observer)

  • Birmingham will spend £1m to land Peterborough's Craig Mackail-Smith. (Various)

  • Reading's Kevin Doyle will sign for Aston Villa in January. The price tag - a mere £7m. (News of the World)
  • West Ham have just a month to find a buyer or face the possibility of going into administration. (Various)

  • Joe Kinnear will keep his job as Newcastle's interim manager until the end of the season. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Spurs fans will meet chairman Daniel Levy this week with sporting director Damien Comolli's job top of the agenda. (News of the World)

  • Comolli's job could go to Tony Jimenez, who left his role in charge of player recruitment at Newcastle last week. (The Observer)

  • Robert Pires has told the French FA to spend whatever it takes to get Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to coach the national side. (Sunday Express)

  • Rangers and Watford are the latest British clubs to be coveted by wealthy foreign investors. (Sunday Express)

  • If Sheffield United are awarded millions in compensation from West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair, they will buck the trend of modern football clubs by using the money to become debt free. (Sunday Telegraph)
  • Actor Kris Marshall of My Family and BT adverts fame was helped in his recovery from a car crash by a message from Martin O'Neill and the players at his beloved Aston Villa. (The Sunday Mercury)

  • Alexander Hleb has insisted he did Arsenal a favour by signing for Barcelona in the summer, claiming his departure has allowed Theo Walcott to blossom.

  • Jamie Carragher has denied that he is having elocution lessons to dampen his Scouse accent. (Sunday Times)

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