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Rumours on Thursday 15th May

last updated Thursday 15th May 2008, 9:25 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Liverpool are lining up a £10m move for Chelsea winger Florent Malouda. (The Sun)


  • Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is considering a £5m bid for Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell. (The Guardian)


  • Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin is wanted by German outfit Bayer Leverkusen. (The Sun)


  • Chelsea misfit Andriy Shevchenko is a target for Turkish side Fenerbache. (Daily Mirror)


  • Aston Villa are the latest club to be linked to a move for Blackburn winger David Bentley. (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is hopeful of securing a £5m move to Sunderland following a loan spell with the Black Cats. (Daily Express)


  • Charles N'Zogbia's bust-up with team-mate Abdoulaye Faye has thrown his future at Newcastle into doubt. (Daily Telegraph)


  • Tottenham have moved a step closer to signing Espanyol keeper Carlos Kameni after the Spanish club themselves signed Cristian Alvarez. (Daily Express)


  • Sheffield United hope to hijack Robert Earnshaw's £2.5m move to Nottingham Forest. (The Sun)


  • Following their relegation to the Championship, Reading could lose Stephen Hunt, Nicky Shorey, Kevin Doyle and James Harper. (The Sun)


  • Aston Villa are hopeful of signing free-agent Stephen Carr who was released by Newcastle last week. (Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona will offer AC Milan a package of Ronaldinho, Deco and £16m in return for midfield star Kaka (Gazzetta dello Sport).


  • West Ham look set to land Palermo midfielder Mark Bresciano for £4m. (Daily Mail)


  • Paris St Germain's £6m-rated striker Amara Diane has spoken of his desire to join Newcastle. (The Sun)


  • Derby manager Paul Jewell is hoping to make Plymouth right-back Paul Connolly his second new signing. (The Independent)


  • Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra has confirmed that he will be at the club next season, ending speculation of a possible summer transfer. (Daily Express)


  • Cardiff City are hopeful of re-signing Sunderland striker Michael Chopra who they sold to the Premier League club last season. (Daily Mirror)


  • Middlesbrough are set to step up their efforts to sign Sheffield United striker James Beattie. (The Star)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has revealed he may quit football after Saturday's FA Cup final. (Various)


  • Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie calls newspaper reports suggesting manager Harry Redknapp may quit as: "An unbelievable load of rubbish, complete and utter make believe."


  • Didier Drogba personally spoke to Lyon and AC Milan about transfers away from Stamford Bridge earlier in his Chelsea career. (Daily Express)


  • Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League. (Daily Express)


  • Michael Laudrup is in line to take over from Sven-Goran Eriksson, should the Manchester City manager leave the club. (The Sun)


  • Newcastle are in talks with former England under-21 boss Peter Taylor about a coaching role at the club. (The Sun)
AND FINALLY...
  • Chelsea manager Avram Grant has accused referee Steve Bennett of handing the title to Manchester United. (Various)


  • Lord Coe has called for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to coach the Great Britain football team at the 2012 London Olympics. "I would love to see Alex coach the team," Lord Coe said. (Daily Telegraph)


  • Proud Welshman Mike Price will net £58,000 if Cardiff City win the FA Cup on Saturday. Price placed a double bet of £25 on Wales to win the Grand Slam (28/1) and the Bluebirds to win the FA Cup (80/1).
























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