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Rumours on Thursday 22nd May

last updated Thursday 22nd May 2008, 9:23 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • New European champions Manchester United have held talks with the owners of Carlos Tevez about turning the striker's loan into a permanent £20m move. (The Daily Express)

  • Liverpool want £16m from Juventus for midfielder Xabi Alonso, but will call off any deal if they fail to land Aston Villa's Gareth Barry. (The Sun)

  • Villa are ending their plans to sign keeper Scott Carson after failing to agree a fee with Liverpool. (The Daily Telegraph)

  • Reds boss Rafael Benitez is closing in on Andrea Dossena as Tottenham and Juventus enter the race for the Udinese full-back. (The Daily Star)

  • Arsenal face competition from Marseille for the signature of Lyon winger Hatem Ben Arfa. (The Daily Star)

  • Marseille's interest in Ben Arfa could scupper Arsenal's deal for Samir Nasri as the two French clubs may do a swap. (the Daily Telegraph)

  • Meanwhile, Arsenal want to add Frenchmen Clement Chantome, from PSG, and Laval's Francis Coquelin to their ranks. (Various)

  • The Gunners have been linked with midfielder Alberto Aquilani, but says he wants to stay at Roma. (Independent)

  • Premier League newcomers West Brom and Stoke have both set their sights on Reading defender Ibrahima Sonko. (The Sun)

  • Tottenham are set to offload midfielder Hossam Ghaly to Blackburn. (Various)

  • Wolves are to test the resolve of fellow Championship side Burnley with a £4m bid for striker Kyle Lafferty. (The Daily Mirror)
  • Former Chelsea boss and current Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri has warned Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra not to sack coach Sven-Goran Eriksson. (The Daily Star)

  • Portsmouth assistant boss Tony Adams is set to extend his deal with the FA Cup winners. (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Chelsea had to wear their new kit for the Champions League final because of commercial influences. But the Blues had yet to win in the new shirt having only worn them in one match, the 1-1 draw against Bolton, and superstitious players wanted to wear the old one. (The Daily Mail)

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