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Rumours on Sunday 13th January 2008

last updated Sunday 13th January 2008, 11:09 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham have launched a bid to sign Valencia midfielder David Albelda. (News of the World)

  • Fulham boss Roy Hodgson may swoop for AC Milan's Croatian defender Dario Simic. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester United striker Louis Saha is out for the season, which could lead Sir Alex Ferguson to act in the transfer window and move for long-term target Klaas Jan Huntelaar. (News of the World)

  • But Ferguson could have competition for the Dutchman with Manchester City also keen on the £12m-rated Ajax frontman. (News of the World)

  • Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neil is looking to link up with former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson. O'Neil wants to bring the Swedish striker to Villa Park on a three-month loan deal. (News of the World)

  • Meanwhile Villa are set to renew their interest in Valencia defender Miguel and will bid £10m for the Portuguese star. (News of the World)

  • Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson has been told by club chairman Daniel Levy that he can leave White Hart Lane. (The Observer)

  • Spurs will make a £7m move for Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenburg if Robinson leaves the club. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Tottenham are also keeping an eye on Espanyol centre-half Jarque. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Jermain Defoe could still sign a new contract with Tottenham despite a bust-up with Juande Ramos. (News of the World)

  • One man not joining Spurs is Maniche, who is holding out for a dream move to Inter Milan. (News of the World)

  • Dimitar Berbatov has told close friends he would love to join Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City face stiff competition for former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse. West Ham, Blackburn and Fulham are also are keen on the £6.5m-rated 26-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Everton and Celtic are battling it out to land Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten on loan until the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Chelsea boss Avram Grant is preparing a bid for Barcelona midfield star Andres Iniesta. (Sunday Mirror)
  • Portsmouth have doubled Harry Redknapp's wages to £3m a year after he turned down Newcastle. (News of the World)

  • Newcastle will now turn to Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan as they continue to search for Sam Allardyce's replacement. (Various)

  • Mike Ashley will turn his search to the continent after being rejected by Redknapp. (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Ashley has not given up on Redknapp and will fly back from Hong Kong to try and persuade the Portsmouth manager to join Newcastle. (Sunday Express)

  • Liverpool are the subject of a £500m buy-out from an Arab investment group. (The Observer)
  • The Special One could be back. Jose Mourinho wants to succeed Rafa Benitez as Liverpool manager, and the former Chelsea boss has contacted owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett indicating that he would love to take over at Anfield next season. (Sunday Mirror)

  • QPR owner Flavio Briatore has presented each of the club's players with £3,000 watch as a special thank-you present for their recent good form.

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