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Rumours on Sunday 14th January 2007

last updated Sunday 14th January 2007, 10:12 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard is on target to make a pre-season return from a knee injury he suffered last September that could have ended his career. (Sunday Mirror)

Watford are set to accept West Ham's £8m bid for winger Ashley Young. (Sunday Mirror)

Micah Richards is set to stay at Manchester City, with Chelsea confirming they will not make a bid for the defender. (News of the World)

Richards has opened talks on a new contract at Eastlands - less than six months after signing a bumper deal designed to keep him at the club. (The People)


West Ham midfielder Matthew Etherington could join Fulham this week. (News of the World)

Blackburn defender Lucas Neill will complete a move to Liverpool this week, with Stephen Warnock moving in the other direction in a swap deal. (The People)

Blackburn are targeting Feyenoord's Moroccan striker Ali Boussaboun. (News of the World)

Wolves are set to listen to offers for striker Jemal Johnson to raise cash for a bid for Scunthorpe forward Billy Sharp. (Sunday Mirror)

Charlton remain confident that they can bring in Sevilla's Kepa Blanco on loan after a deal broke down because the striker had to play a cup game. (News of the World)

Middlesbrough are set to sign West Brom winger Zoltan Gera in a £3m deal. (News of the World)

Chelsea are set to move for ex-Italy coach Marcello Lippi - if manager Jose Mourinho quits in the summer. (The People)

Mourinho will have showdown talks with Blues owner Roman Abramovich this week - knowing he is wanted by six of Europe's biggest clubs and the Portuguese Football Association. (Sunday Mirror)

Mourinho and Abramovich clashed over a swap deal to bring Aston Villa's Milan Baros to Chelsea, with winger Shaun Wright-Phillips going in the opposite direction, but which was blocked by the Russian. (News of the World)

Chelsea captain John Terry is ready to lead a players' protest to persuade the club's hierarchy to keep Mourinho at the club. (Various)

Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello has told midfielder David Beckham, who has lined up a summer move to LA Galaxy, he will never play for the club again. (Various)

Joe Jordan is the favourite to become the new manager of Scotland after the exit of Walter Smith to Rangers - and the Portsmouth coach would jump at the chance. (The People)

League Two strugglers Boston United are facing a financial crisis that could put them out of business. (Sunday Mirror)

Merlin have added a star-rating system to their forthcoming sticker album, with 20 Premiership players awarded the maximum of five - including Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney... and Carlos Tevez. (The People)







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