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Rumours on Thursday 12th June

last updated Thursday 12th June 2008, 8:48 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Aston Villa will hold out for £18m before allowing midfielder Gareth Barry to move to Liverpool. (Various)

  • Liverpool could beat Villa to the signing of Newcastle winger James Milner with Jermaine Pennant likely to leave Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal have told Barcelona they want £5m and Yaya Toure (brother of Kolo) in exchange for winger Alexander Hleb. (Daily Star)

  • Joe Hart could be Tottenham bound after rejecting a new contract with Manchester City. (The Sun)

  • Portsmouth have ended their interest in striker Milan Baros who failed to impress at Fratton Park last season. (The Sun)

  • Arsenal look set to beat Manchester United to another transfer target with the Gunners favourites to land Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz. (Daily Mirror)

  • Portsmouth are keen on Reading left-back Nicky Shorey with West Ham also interested in the £3.5m-rated defender. (The Sun)

  • Derby look set to land Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde for around £2m. (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham striker Bobby Zamora is on the verge of signing for Championship outfit QPR. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa have made an approach for Wolves's £6m-rated keeper Wayne Hennessey. (Daily Mirror)

  • Norwich are keen on Newcastle striker Andy Carroll after ending their interest in Shola Ameobi. (Daily Star)

  • Newcastle keeper Shay Given could be on his way to Arsenal. (Daily Express)

  • Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski is being targeted by Manchester City. A move for the German is likely to cost City £20m. (The Times)

  • Leeds United are hoping to lure striker David Healy back to the club. (The Times)

  • Bolton keeper Ali Al-Habsi is ready to buy out his contract and quit Bolton. (Daily Mirror)

  • Roma are lining up a £3m bid for Liverpool defender John Arne Riise. (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton are chasing Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson who is valued at £8m. (Daily Mail)
  • New Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari will be handed a £100m transfer kitty to lure the best players in the world to Stamford Bridge. (Various)

  • Scolari will target AC Milan star Kaka and will spend £55m on the midfielder. (Daily Mirror)

  • The appointment of the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge could see the arrival of Barcelona midfielder Deco. Scolari could also convince Ricardo Carvalho to stay at the club. (The Sun)

  • Scolari will be handed a blank cheque to bring in new players and will spend up to £50m on Brazillian star Kaka. (Daily Express)

  • David Villa is the most wanted striker in Europe with Scolari favourite to land the £25m Spaniard. (Daily Mirror)

  • England manager Fabio Capello told owner Roman Abramovich to make Scolari the new boss at Chelsea. (The Sun)

  • Roberto Martinez has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant managers job at Blackburn Rovers. (Daily Star)

  • Sam Allardyce will have an interview for the Blackburn Rovers job on Thursday. (Daily Mirror)
  • Italy coach Roberto Donadoni faces the sack following a dressing room mutiny after his side lost 3-0 to Holland on Tuesday.

  • Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the sexiest player of Euro 2008 by a German magazine.

  • Sir David Richards' long-term future as Premier League chairman has been called into question after he suggested that the number of foreign players in the league had contributed to England's failure to qualify for Euro 2008. (The Guardian)

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