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Rumours on Thursday 22nd February 2007

last updated Thursday 22nd February 2007, 8:16 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Liverpool have just paid £1.5m for Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano. (Daily Express)

  • Burnley are looking to sign Sheffield United's out-of-favour defender David Sommeil. (Daily Mirror)

  • Nottingham Forest boss Colin Calderwood has failed with a £250,000 bid for Gillingham's Matt Jarvis. (Daily Star)


  • Aston Villa star Liam Ridgewell has no intention of going to Championship promotion contenders Birmingham on loan. (The Independent)

  • Middlesbrough forward Malcolm Christie is hoping to earn a new deal following his injury nightmare. (Daily Mirror)

  • Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo could miss Saturday's game against Fulham after injuring his foot kicking water bottles. (The Sun)

  • Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy may not play against Bayer Leverkusen after a row with boss Mark Hughes. (The Sun)

  • QPR boss John Gregory has been offered a new contract even if the club are relegated. (The Sun)

  • Bolton boss Sam Allardyce has told Kevin Nolan to improve his game to earn an England call-up. (The Sun)

  • Bradford will wait until the summer to lure Stuart McCall back from Sheffield United. (Daily Star)

  • Southampton defender Alexander Ostlund could miss the run-in after picking up a serious ankle injury. (Daily Star)

  • Portsmouth defender Lauren has been ruled out for a month with a torn thigh. (Daily Star)

  • Chris Powell believes his former boss Alan Curbishley has little time to save himself from the sack at West Ham. (Daily Star)

  • Man Utd striker Louis Saha said Lille should be "ashamed" for their attempt to walk off the pitch. (Daily Star)

  • Plymouth have been banned from talking about their FA Cup quarter-final at home to Watford. (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to a major summer spending spree, thanks to the Emirates Stadium move. (Daily Star)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has been boosted by the return to fitness of Pedro Mendes. (Daily Express)

  • Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is desperate to get Craig Brewster to sign a new contract. (Daily Record)
  • Celtic's Shunsuke Nakamura did not get any sleep after failing to score from two free-kicks against AC Milan. (Daily Record)

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