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Rumours on Sunday 8th April 2007

last updated Sunday 08th April 2007, 11:30 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Chelsea's latest target is Valencia defender Miguel, with Paulo Ferreira going the other way. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Spurs have missed out on German defender Christoph Metzelder, who has agreed to leave Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid. (Sunday Express)

  • Tottenham will step up the chase for Serbia striker Nicola Zigic when scouts go to watch him on Sunday play against Sevilla. (The People)

  • Carlisle are heading the queue for Middlesbrough centre-half David Wheater. (The People)

  • Man Utd are watching Colchester winger Medi Elito. (The People)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is aiming to land Spanish 17-year-old Plata, who has yet to sign a pro-contract, from Primera Liga side Malaga. (The People)

  • Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner could back on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, although Toffees boss David Moyes does not want a permanent move. (The People)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is targeting a summer swoop for Scunthorpe striker Billy Sharp. (The People)

  • Middlesbrough are on the verge of making a £3m bid for Chelsea star Geremi who spent a season on loan at the Riverside. (The People)

  • Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants to sign Newcastle's Nicky Butt. (The People)

  • Hibernian manager John Collins is looking for a replacement for Michael Stewart after rumours that the midfielder has signed a pre-contract agreement with Sunderland. (NOTW)

  • Swedish defender Karl Svensson could be sold back to Gothenburg after a poor first season with Rangers. (Sunday Mail)

  • Man Utd are eyeing an £11m summer move for Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella. (Star on Sunday)

  • Bolton are set to sign Jlloyd Samuel from Villa when the left-back is out of contract this summer. (Star on Sunday)

  • Chelsea are the latest club to show an interest in Ajax midfielder Wesley Sneijder. (Star on Sunday)

  • Everton's move for Preston striker David Nugent could be hit by red tape. (Star on Sunday)

  • Juventus striker David Trezeguet has put Liverpool on alert after claiming he wants to leave the club. (Star on Sunday)

  • Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock is hoping to sign Nigel Reo-Coker from West Ham. (Star on Sunday)

  • Man Utd are set to make a £10m move for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe. (Daily Mirror)

  • Lille midfielder Jean Makoun claims Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has contacted him about a move to the Emirates Stadium. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray is wanted by Nigeria despite having won five England Under-21 caps. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea and Man Utd have joined the race to sign Carlos Tevez from West Ham. (News of the World)

  • Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla has joined Universidad de Chile after being allowed to end his disappointing time with Hearts. (Sunday Mail)

  • Hearts are tracking Clyde goalkeeper David Hutton. (Sunday Mail)

  • Kilmarnock could still sign Clyde midfielder Craig Bryson in the summer. (Sunday Mail)

  • Motherwell are leading the chase for Inverness striker Craig Dargo. (Scotland On Sunday)

  • Plymouth are the latest club on the trail of Inverness striker Craig Dargo. (Sunday Mail)
  • Hibernian's John Collins is hotly fancied to replace troubled Fulham boss Chris Coleman this summer. (Sunday Express)

  • A group of Premier League chairman are behind secret moves to oust Steve McLaren as England manager before the Estonia Euro qualifier. (Mail on Sunday)

  • Fortunately for McClaren, Michael Owen has told him he will be fit in time for the Estonia game. (Sunday Express)

  • John Terry will become the highest-paid Englishman in the Premiership when he signs a £125,000-a-week deal with Chelsea next week. (Sunday People)

  • Xabi Alonso is ready to sit down and negotiate a new long-term deal at Liverpool. (Sunday People)

  • The FA are facing a massive legal war with football agents. (The People)

  • Former Man Utd star David Beckham has warned Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford, after rumours that he may be moving to Real Madrid. (Star on Sunday)

  • Newcastle's Peruvian Nolberto Solano is set to sign a new one-year contract. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would be willing to become the next England boss. (News of the World)

  • Hong Kong-based businessman Carson Yeung is lining up a £120m bid to buy Reading. (News of the World)

  • The Scottish Premier League could move in the summer to reduce its number of teams from 12 to 10 in 2008, dispensing with the end-of-season split. (NOTW)

  • Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies says he has rejected two job offers from other clubs. (Sunday Mail)
  • Former England captain Terry Butcher says the current squad "has definitely been over-hyped". (Sunday Express)

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