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Rumours on Sunday 9th November

last updated Sunday 09th November 2008, 10:26 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Spurs boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign former Portsmouth striker Yakubu from Everton for around £10m in January. (News of the World)

  • Newcastle are monitoring Celtic's 22-year-old midfielder Aidan McGready. (News of the World)

  • Arsenal are planning a January bid for Southampton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 19. (News of the World)

  • Manchester United are locked in a £4m fight with Barcelona for Real Valladolid goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. (News of the World)

  • Celtic are keeping tabs on £3million-rated Nigerian striker Edu who plays for shock Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim. (Sunday Express)

  • St Johnstone have made an audacious bid to land Rangers left back Steven Smith on a two-month emergency loan deal. (Sunday Herald)

  • Rangers striker Jean-Claude Darcheville won't be heading back to France during the January transfer window according to his agent. (News of the World)
  • Newcastle will be owned by Americans by the New Year as two groups are ready to meet the club's £280m asking price. (News of the World)

  • Liverpool will insert a clause into Rafael Benitez's new contract to prevent the manager from talking openly about the club's policies. (News of the World)

  • Former Leeds and Aston Villa boss David O'Leary is the shock contender to take charge at QPR. (The People)

  • Amanda Staveley, who put together the £210m takeover of Manchester City, is now working on bringing more Middle Eastern money to the Premier League and up to five clubs are being targeted. (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United will wreck Real Madrid's dream of signing Cristiano Ronaldo by offering the Portugal star a new deal worth £140,000 a week next summer. (The People)

  • And United plan to bring forward talks with Ben Foster after the goalkeeper was linked with a move to Tottenham. (News of the World)

  • Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will open contract talks on a new £3m-a-year deal later this week, while team-mate Robin Van Persie is close to agreeing a four-year extension. (News of the World)

  • Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has thrashed out a deal with former club Portsmouth that gives him first option on the club's best players if they are put up for sale. (The People)

  • Aston Villa are poised to open contract talks with midfielder Stiliyan Petrov. (News of the World)

  • Rangers Assistant manager Ally McCoist insists the English Premiership needs Rangers and Celtic. (Sunday Express)

  • The SFA failed to submit vital paperwork to Uefa which prevents live televised football while league matches are played on Saturday afternoons. (Sunday Herald)

  • SFA chief executive Gordon Smith has warned any remaining dissenters in the Scotland camp to quit now or back manager George Burley 100%. (Sunday Times)

  • Celtic keeper Mark Brown has branded the balls used in the Champions League a joke and called for them to be banned. (News of the World)
  • Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed the tactical masterplan that inspired Tottenham's amazing comeback against Liverpool - telling striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, who scored the winning goal, to "....run about." (The People)

  • Swedish hockey club FCH are keen on signing former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson, who played the sport as a youngster. (Sunday Mail)

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