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Rumours on Sunday 14th October 2007

last updated Sunday 14th October 2007, 6:08 PM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Nicolas Anelka could make a dramatic return to Manchester City as manager Sven-Goran Eriksson looks to strengthen his strike force. (News of the World)

  • Meanwhile Eriksson is also eyeing up Newcastle striker Michael Owen in a cut-price £6m deal. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Liverpool have not given up on their pursuit of former Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze. The Reds are keen to bring the Real Madrid defender back to England. (News of the World)

  • Stuart Pearce has no intention of leaving his post as England under-21s manager to take charge at QPR. (The People)

  • West Ham manager Alan Curbishley will tempt Everton with a £12m bid for England striker Andy Johnson. (The People)

  • Manchester United want to keep Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford for life - but the England star will demand wage parity with top earners Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. (News of the World)

  • West Ham are considering appointing a technical director to compete with the top teams in the Premier League. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Valencia are set to take Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva to Spain in a £7m deal. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United keeper Ben Foster hinted he may have to move away from Old Trafford to get his career back on track. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Tottenham and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Monaco's French whizzkid Yohan Mollo. (News of the World)

  • Chelsea are among a group of leading European clubs interested in signing £12m-rated Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta. (The People)

  • Celtic manager Gordon Strachan will be given a substantial budget to strengthen his squad in January. (Sunday Post)
  • England defender Micah Richards insists he will stand firm in the face of any potential racist taunts in Russia on Wednesday. (News of the World)

  • Meanwhile Richards says he is ready to become the next England captain. (Sunday Express)

  • Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will be a failure if he doesn't win Premier League this season. (News of the World)

  • PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman believes Chelsea have made a mistake in appointing Dutch compatriot Henk ten Cate as assistant manager. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has raided old club Bolton to land goalkeeping coach Fred Barber. (Sunday Express)

  • Record signing Darren Bent believes Spurs have the ability to go all the way in the Uefa Cup. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Oldham-born Hearts winger Andrew Driver has been told he is not eligible to play for Scotland's senior side despite having been a schoolboy international. (Scotland On Sunday)

  • Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin confirmed that he will tender his resignation after defeat by Scotland ended their Euro 2008 qualification hopes. (Sunday Mail)

  • Scotland Under-21 caretaker coach Maurice Malpas hopes to be given the job permanently after the 3-0 win over Lithuania. (Sunday Post)
  • AC Milan star Kaka believes Cristiano Ronaldo should forget any aspirations for the Fifa's World Player of the Year award as he's a shoe-in for the title. (Sunday Mirror)

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