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Rumours on Sunday 2nd December 2007

last updated Sunday 02nd December 2007, 12:27 PM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Andriy Shevchenko will leave Chelsea in January for £12m, leaving the club with an £18m loss in 18 months. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United are in pole position to sign Miguel Veloso from Sporting Lisbon, ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sunday Express)

  • Peter Crouch could move to Newcastle in an £8m deal next month. (Daily Star Sunday)

  • Manchester City aim to outbid Chelsea and Manchester United for Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric with a £20m raid. (Mail on Sunday)

  • And City are also aiming to recruit Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov, another Man United target. (Mail on Sunday)

  • West Ham are hoping to lure former Tottenham full-back Stephen Carr away from Newcastle. (News of the World)

  • Newcastle are eyeing Espanyol striker Luis Garcia if Obafemi Martins carries out his threat to quit Tyneside. (News of the World)
  • Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has been told he faces the sack if he launches another outburst towards owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks. (Sunday Express)

  • Defender Alan Stubbs, 36, has emerged as a top candidate to become David Moyes' assistant at Everton. (Star Sunday)

  • Turkey striker Tuncay is not about to quit middlesbrough, insists boss Gareth Southgate (News of the World)

  • Tottenham striker Jermaine Defoe insists he has never said he wants to leave the club. (Various)

  • Liverpool's England forward Peter Crouch admits he is uncertain on his longterm future at Anfield. (Independent on Sunday)

  • Sam Allardyce will be sacked as Newcastle manager and replaced by Alan Shearer if the Magpies lose to Arsenal on Wednesday. (Sunday Times)

  • The FA believes Jose Mourinho is using the England vacancy to flush out interest from a major European club side, with AC Milan or Bayern Munich his most likely destination. (Sunday Times)

  • The FA is unhappy with Fabio Capello's loud interest in taking the England manager's job. (Sunday Express)

  • Gerard Houllier has ruled himself out of the England manager's job. (News of the World)

  • Rio Ferdinand has told the FA to make Jose Mourinho the next England coach. (Star on Sunday)
  • Tottenham players Darren Bent and Robbie Keane are trying to impress new manager Juande Ramos by fighting over the abs machine in the gym. (Sunday Telegraph)

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