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Rumours on Sunday 15th April 2007

last updated Sunday 15th April 2007, 2:50 PM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United are considering a summer move for Newcastle's Michael Owen if he can show he is back to full fitness after his knee injury (People).

  • Liverpool and Everton are both interested in Ipswich's 19-year-old midfielder Danny Haynes (People).

  • West Brom are interested in Lokomotiv Moscow's Garry O'Connor, who previously played for boss Tony Mowbray at Hibs (People).

  • Sydney FC say they have had discussions "at board level" about trying to lure Robbie Fowler to play in Australia (News of the World).

  • Juventus are keen to sign Bolton's Nicolas Anelka (News of the World).

  • Arsenal are ready to make a £4.5m move for Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon (Mirror).

  • Aston Villa will swoop for West Brom's Jason Koumas in the summer, and Craig Bellamy and David Nugent are also on their shopping list (Mirror).

  • Middlesbrough have agreed an £8m fee with Real Madrid for Jonathan Woodgate (Mail on Sunday).

  • Bolton and Newcastle are chasing French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac. (News of the World).
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Fulham boss Chris Coleman was sacked for refusing to change his backroom staff (People).

  • But he could be back in management next season with QPR (Times).

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants club owner Roman Abramovich to reveal whether he will stay on as manager at Stamford Bridge. (Various) .

  • Newcastle are ready to stop Michael Owen playing for England unless the Football Association pay the striker's medical bills after he got injured at the 2006 World Cup. (Various) .

  • Manchester City's Micah Richards needs surgery on both calves which will rule him out of England's summer matches (Express).

  • Derby goalkeeper Stephen Bywater was interviewed by police after his sending-off in their stormy loss to Ipswich on Saturday (Times).

  • Scarborough's short-term future has been assured after agreeing a deal with property developers to sell the McCain Stadium (Non-League Paper).

  • Liverpool's American owners intend to keep the name Anfield as part of any sponsorship deal for their new ground (News of the World).

  • Micky Adams could be in line for a second spell as Brentford manager (News of the World).

  • West Ham midfielder Yossi Benayoun could have played his last game for the club after a row with boss Alan Curbishley. (People).

AND FINALLY...
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has changed his route to work so he does not have to see Highbury being demolished (People).


  • Manager Roy Keane has proved so popular at Sunderland they have already sold 20,000 season tickets for next year (People).


  • Liverpool's Peter Crouch has banned his father, a lifelong Chelsea fan, from using his Chelsea season ticket for their Champions League semi-final and says he must go as a Liverpool fan (News of the World).


  • Didier Drogba's parents banned him from playing football for a year when he was 16 to make him concentrate on his school work (Mirror).
























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