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Rumours on Thursday 21st June 2007

last updated Thursday 21st June 2007, 8:54 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham are close to agreeing a £5.5m deal for West Brom striker Diomansy Kamara - with Heidar Helguson going the other way. (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham striker Mido is set to join Fulham after dropping down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. (Various)

  • Liverpool are poised to make a £25m swoop for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres. (Various)

  • Rafa Benitez also wants to pip Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa to Villarreal's £15.5m striker Diego Forlan. (Daily Mail)

  • Man Utd left-back Gabriel Heinze has agreed a top-secret £5m move to Real Madrid. (Daily Star)

  • Kaka's representative has not ruled out the Brazilian moving to Real Madrid. (The Times)

  • Chelsea are eyeing a £4m move for Feyenoord's Royston Drenthe, who can play at left-back or as a winger and who has been in great form for the Netherlands during the European Under-21 Championship. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea have failed in an audacious swap deal after offering midfielder Lassana Diarra in return for Lyon winger Florent Malouda. (Independent)

  • Wigan are willing to pay £5m for West Brom's Welsh midfielder Jason Koumas. (The Times)

  • Bolton admit they may lose keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen this summer, with Sunderland and Aston Villa interested. (The Sun)

  • But they have a contingency plan, with Sheffield United's £2m-rated Paddy Kenny on their shopping list. (The Sun)

  • Spurs will listen to offers for Jermain Defoe when they sign Darren Bent from Charlton. (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins has asked Sam Allardyce not to cash in and sell him. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wigan have given midfielder Josip Skoko, who has been linked to Hajduk Split and Genclerbirligi, until the end of the month to give them an answer over his future after being offered a new one-year deal. (The Sun)

  • Newcastle are set to step up their interest in Charlton's England defender Luke Young. (Daily Mirror)

  • Scotland striker Garry O'Connor is set for a £2.5m move from Lokomotiv Moscow to Birmingham City. (The Sun)

  • Blackburn will have to pay £1.4m to Roma for striker Shabani Nonda, who was on loan at Ewood Park last season. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wigan will sign Preston keeper Carlo Nash to provide competition for Chris Kirkland. (Daily Mail)

  • Bolton's Ricardo Vaz Te says he wants to leave the Reebok Stadium. (Daily Mirror)

  • QPR admit they will have to sell £2m-rated Lee Cook in the next four weeks. (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham appear to be closing in on France Under-21 defender Younes Kaboul, who plays for Auxerre. (The Sun)

  • Sheffield United are poised to open talks with unwanted Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie. (Daily Star)

  • Luton are chasing striker Paul Peschisolido after his release by Derby County. (The Sun)

  • Hull have placed a £3m price tag on keeper Boaz Myhill, to keep him out of the clutches of Aston Villa. (Daily Star)

  • Leicester have made an £800,000 bid for Milton Keynes Dons striker Izale McLeod. (Daily Mirror)
  • Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard will miss the start of next season after being told by his knee surgeon not to rush back into action following the serious ligament injury he picked up last September. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will give the Gunners board six months to come up with sufficient funds or he will leave. (The Sun)

  • Gilles Grimandi is close to accepting Arsene Wenger's offer to take over David Dein's role at Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

  • Rio Ferdinand says Man Utd's new £50m signings make them even harder to dethrone next season. (Various)

  • Stockport boss Jim Gannon has accused Liverpool of breaching Premier League rules by luring teenage keeper Ben Robinson to Anfield. (Daily Star)

  • Burnley boss Steve Cotterill has been handed a £10m budget thanks to wealthy director Brendan Flood. (Daily Star)

  • MK Dons want Les Ferdinand as first-team coach - if Paul Ince is appointed their new manager. (Daily Star)
  • Leicester's new keeper Jimmy Nielsen has revealed a gambling addiction cost him £1m and nearly wrecked his career. (Daily Mirror)

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