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Rumours on Sunday 23rd March

last updated Sunday 23rd March 2008, 8:42 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill will head the queue to snap up Jimmy Bullard for a bargain £3m if Fulham fail to stay in the Premier League. (Star on Sunday)

  • Manchester City are preparing to table a £32m British record bid for Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Juande Ramos has ordered Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli to find him seven new players in an attempt to secure Champions League football next season. (News of the World)

  • Ramos has also told chairman Daniel Levy that only five players Dimitar Berbatov, Alan Hutton, Robbie Keane, Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate are bullet-proof if anyone fancies raiding the Spurs squad in the summer. (News of the World)

  • Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins is on the verge of handing in a transfer request if things don't improve at the club over the summer. (News of the World)

  • James McFadden will almost certainly leave Birmingham if the club are relegated to the championship this season. (News of the World)

  • Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell says he is desperate to save his long-term future at the club. (Sunday Express)

  • But Bolton and Wigan are said to monitoring the Australian should he leave Anfield in the summer. (News of the World)

  • Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan will snub a move to Sunderland insisting he will stay at current club Atletico Madrid. (News of the World)

  • Blackburn manager Mark Hughes plans to make summer move for Everton loan midfielder Thomas Gravesen. (News of the World)

  • Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is confident of beating off competition from Atletico Madrid to land Blackburn's David Bentley in a £12million swoop. (Sunday People)
  • Chelsea will not be held to ransom by Frank Lampard and are planning for life without him next season. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has lost a reported £129m gambling on financial markets sparking fears he could be about to sell the club. (News of the World)

  • Meanwhile Martin Jol has emerged as the leading contender to take over at Newcastle - if Kevin Keegan fails. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester United loan stars Fraizer Campbell and Jonny Evans have been told by Sir Alex Ferguson that they still have a future at the club. (Mail on Sunday)
  • Ex-Arsenal star Glenn Helder has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. The Dutch winger was jailed last year for illegal gun possession, threatening his ex-girlfriend and assaulting her current partner. (Sunday Mirror)

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