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Rumours on Sunday 25th March 2007

last updated Sunday 25th March 2007, 9:14 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United want to sign Barcelona's Portugal midfielder Deco in a £15m swoop. (News of the World)

  • Regular trips to watch Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have alerted Manchester United to his midfield team-mate Wesley Sneijder. (Sunday Express)

  • Aston Villa are also targeting Sneijder, along with Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell. (News of the World)

  • Arsenal are closing in on Roma defender Matteo Ferrari, who played for Everton two seasons ago after being loaned out by the Italian side. (Sunday Express)

  • Preston striker David Nugent, whose contract is up at the end of the season, will join Everton in the summer. (News of the World)

  • Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was given short shrift by Tottenham when he suggested a swap deal involving Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov and Anfield forward Peter Crouch. (Sunday Express)

  • Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, is a target for Sheffield United. (News of the World)

  • Ipswich will this week give a trial to Accrington Stanley winger Sean Doherty. (News of the World)

  • Norwich are giving a trial to 37-goal Jon Main, who plays for Ryman Premier League club Tonbridge Angels. (News of the World)

  • Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has labelled Chelsea "boring". (News of the World)

  • Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has insisted that no-one could have done a better job than him at St James' Park this season. (Sunday Express)

  • Manager Jose Mourinho has pledged his loyalty to Chelsea - even if owner Roman Abramovich gives him nothing to spend on players. (News of the World)

  • Australian winger Harry Kewell will discover in the summer whether he has got a future at Liverpool after being plagued by injuries. (Sunday Express)

  • Stuart Pearce will be given another season as manager of Manchester City - as long as the club are not relegated during the current campaign. (News of the World)

  • The chief executive of the Scottish Football Association David Taylor insists the safety of travelling fans must be a priority for Uefa. Taylor leaves his post this month to become general secretary of football's European governing body. (The Observer)

  • Arsenal striker Thierry Henry says that manager Arsene Wenger will stay at the club for life. (News of the World)

  • Relegation-threatened Watford have drafted in former England rugby union fitness coach on a consultancy basis for the final two months of the season. (The Observer)

  • Southampton have pulled down the statue of club legend Ted Bates - a week after it was unveiled. Critics said it looked more like comic character Jimmy Krankie and it will now be "altered or completely reworked". (Various)

  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona is angry after he had to call a South American radio station to deny reports that he had been killed in a car crash with his nephew. (The Observer)

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