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Rumours on Sunday 18th November 2007

last updated Sunday 18th November 2007, 9:06 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Tottenham coach Juande Ramos is planning a £30m swoop for Valencia's David Villa as he is worried Dimitar Berbatov still wants to quit the club. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is tracking Scotland and Rangers fullback Alan Hutton, 22, as a possible long-term replacement for Gary Neville.>

  • Dinamo Zagreb's diminutive Croatian playmaker Luka Modric is heading to Chelsea in the summer. (Observer)
  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce admits he is unhappy after losing Michael Owen for up to six weeks with a thigh injury in England's friendly win over Austria on Friday. (Sunday Express)

  • David Beckham insists he would sacrifice the chance to win his 100th cap in exchange for England grabbing a Euro 2008 place. (Sunday Express)

  • Peter Crouch is confident his partnership with Jermain Defoe can help England to victory if the pair are reunited for the final European Championship qualifier with Croatia at Wembley. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is to be handed more than £150m from owner Thaksin Shinawatra for new players. (Mail on Sunday)

  • West Ham boss Alan Curbishley insists he would not be interested in the England job if the FA were looking to replace Steve McCLaren. (Observer)

  • Henk Ten Cate, Chelsea's assistant manager, has denied attempting to entice the Brazilian star Ronaldinho to Stamford Bridge. (Sunday Times)

  • Alan Shearer has admitted he wants to succeed Steve McClaren as England coach. (Various)
  • Theo Walcott delivered a foul-mouthed tirade when told James Milner would take the 82nd-minute penalty for England U21s against Bulgaria on Friday. (Mail on Sunday)

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