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Rumours on Sunday 6th July

last updated Sunday 06th July 2008, 3:25 PM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar claims Manchester United are "very interested" in signing him. "I love clubs with great history like Ajax, I also love Manchester United," he told Dutch reporters. (PA)

  • AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said the Italian club have received a "huge" offer from Chelsea for Brazilian playmaker Kaka. (La Stampa)

  • Galliani has also revealed that Ronaldinho has rejected an offer from Manchester City, despite the club offering him double what Milan have tabled. (La Stampa)

  • Arsenal are ready to launch an £18m bid for Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United chief executive David Gill will tell Real Madrid in person on Monday that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale at any price. (News of the World)

  • Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Andrei Arshavin after Chelsea ended their interest in the Russian playmaker. (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Didier Drogba has said he is still desperate to leave Chelsea and he could be replaced at Stamford Bridge by Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o. (The Observer)

  • Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is preparing a £15m bid for Blackburn midfielder David Bentley. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Everton manager David Moyes is also keen to launch a bid for Bentley, if they lose Mikel Arteta to Atletico Madrid. (The People)

  • Sunderland want £10m Everton striker Andrew Johnson after failing in an attempt to sign Darren Bent from Tottenham. (The People)

  • But Black Cats boss Roy keane has been told he will need to offer £12m for the striker after both they and Wigan had £10m bids rejected by Everton. (News of the World)

  • Liverpool are willing to offer Irish defender Steve Finnan as well as £15m plus add-ons to secure Gareth Barry from Aston Villa. (News of the World)

  • The Anfield club are also still interested in Espanyol midfielder Albert Riera despite having a £9.5m bid rejected by the Spanish club. (The People)

  • New Chelsea signing Deco has pleaded with Frank Lampard to stay at the club so they can form a dangerous midfield partnership. (The People)

  • Everton have entered the race to sign £10m-rated Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon. (The People)

  • Newcastle, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are all chasing Reading striker Leroy Lita. (News of the World)

  • Celtic are hoping to sign Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng with 48 hours. (Sunday Mail)

  • Aston Villa want £2m more from Celtic as the clubs attempt a swap involving Shaun Maloney and Celtic's Lee Naylor. (News of the World)

  • Celtic are considering an approach to take left-back Nadir Belhadj on loan from Lens. (Sunday Mail)

  • Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Razvan Rat would consider joining Celtic, but Bologna, Lazio, Newcastle and Sunderland are also interested. (News of the World)

  • Celtic will step up their bid this week to land Spartak Moscow defender Martin Stranzl. (News of the World)

  • Inverness have ruled out selling striker Marius Niculae to another Scottish Premier League club. (News of the World)

  • Stoke City are targeting Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson. (Mail on Sunday)

  • West Ham are interested in signing Man Utd defender Mikael Silvestre but could be put off by his £60,000-a-week wage demands. (The People)

  • Further doubt has been cast over Joey Barton's Newcastle future after it emerged Kevin Keegan is planning a £5m bid for Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell. (The People)

  • West Ham are set to pay £9m for Lazio right-back Valon Behrami of Switzerland. (News of the World)

  • Portsmouth are lining up a £4m bid for Hibernian striker Steven Fletcher. (The People)

  • Bolton are prepared to sell Heidar Helguson and Abdoulaye Meite to raise around £4m. (The People)

  • Sunderland striker Michael Chopra is a £3m target for Wolves. (The People)

  • Paul Ince has made James McFadden his top target for Blackburn and will offer £5.5m for the Birmingham striker. (News of the World)

  • Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda could join up with former boss Martin Jol at Hamburg if the German club meet Spurs' £4m valuation of the player. (News of the World)

  • Kevin Kilbane could be on his way out of Wigan and replaced by £3m-rated Birmingham forward Olivier Kapo. (The People)

  • Cardiff want unsettled striker Marcus Bent after Wigan pulled out of a permanent deal to sign the 30-year-old. (The People)

  • Nottingham Forest are hoping to sign Derby midfielder Stephen Pearson and Carlisle striker Joe Garner, both for around £1m. (The People)
  • Eric Cantona is seriously considering Manchester United's long-standing offer to return to Old Trafford as a coach. (Sunday Express)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, who will have surgery on his right ankle in the next 48 hours, could be out of action for up to three months. (The People)

  • A wealthy construction company run by the family of terrorist Osama bin Laden has emerged as a front-runner to buy Newcastle United. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal need to sell every year and buy less expensive players to replace them in order to pay the club's £24m-a-year bill for the Emirates Stadium. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is resigned to losing assistant coach Carlos Queiroz to Portugal on a deal worth around £1.2m a year. (Sunday Times)

  • Tottenham have approached MK Dons about using their new stadium if White Lane is revamped. (News of the World)

  • Sam Allardyce could return to management with Spanish side Real Mallorca if former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd is successful with a takeover bid. (The People)

  • Blackburn have rejected a £30m bid for the club from property tycoon Nabeel Chowdery and are holding out for £40m. (The People)
  • Sam Allardyce fears Joey Barton could become suicidal if Newcastle sack him. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United will employ continental-style electric vans to ferry injured players off the pitch next season. (Sunday Express)

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