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Rumours on Thursday 28th June 2007

last updated Thursday 28th June 2007, 8:35 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make a £13m bid for Newcastle striker Obefemi Martins.(Various)

  • Chelsea have had a £12m bid for Lyon midfielder Florent Malouda rejected.(Various)

  • Sven-Goran Eriksson will make Middlesbrough striker Yakubu his first signing.(Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona are ready to make a £15m bid for Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard.(The Times)

  • Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants Kieran Richardson from Manchester United.(Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has pleaded with Argentine international team-mate Carlos Tevez to join him at Anfield.(Daily Star)

  • Rangers target Julien Faubert has gone on strike at Bordeaux after the French club refused to sell him.(Daily Record)

  • West Ham are willing to pay Carlos Tevez £115,000 a week to keep him at the club for another year.(Daily Mail)

  • Martin O'Neill is to launch a fresh £8m bid for West Ham's Nigel Reo-Coker.(Various)

  • O'Neill may have to fight off an attempted hijack of the move by prospective Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.(The Times)

  • West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is looking at Bolton's Kevin Nolan as a possible replacement for Nigel Reo-Coker.(The Sun)

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips will reject a move to Man City if Sven-Goran Eriksson takes over.(Daily Mail)

  • Andy van der Meyde is likely to be kicked out of Everton after reportedly criticising coach David Moyes on Dutch TV.(Daily Mirror)

  • Sunderland have had a £3m bid for Wigan defender Leighton Baines rejected.(Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal and Tottenham are battling to sign Lyn Oslo's Norwegian striker Chinedu Ogbuke.(Daily Mirror)

  • Spurs are close to securing a deal to sell Reto Ziegler to Sampdoria for £1.4m.(The Times)

  • Celtic plan to make a £2m swoop for Watford defender Dan Shittu.(Daily Mirror)

  • Reading's Nicky Shorey will snub Newcastle and West Ham by signing a new contract at the Royals.(Daily Mail)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is interested in signing West Ham's £3m-rated striker Marlon Harewood.(Various)

  • Bristol City will confirm the signing of Hibernian's Northern Ireland winger Ivan Sproule on Thursday.(Daily Mirror)

  • Lee McCulloch is tipped to complete a move from Wigan to Rangers for £2.5m.(The Times)

  • Nigerian international midfielder Oneykachi Okonkwo is being watched by Premier League new boys Birmingham and Derby.(The Sun)

  • League One Nottingham Forest have slapped a £1.5m price tag on wing wizard Kris Commons.(Daily Star)

  • Former Brentford striker Lloyd Owusu is keen on a move to Yeovil.(Various)
  • Real Madrid coach will sack coach Fabio Capello on Thursday because club chiefs blame him for David Beckham's exit. (Daily Mirror)

  • Prospective Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has taken his holding in the club to 65% (The Sun)

  • Barcelona financial director Ferran Soriano claims Thierry Henry first contacted the club over a move back in May after David Dein left the Emirates Stadium. (The Sun)
  • David Beckham and Kate Moss are going to be godparents to the newborn son of ex-Hollyoaks lovely Davinia Taylor. (Various)

  • Supporters of Atletico Madrid have staged a demonstration in the streets of the Spanish capital to protest about the possible sale of striker Fernando Torres to Liverpool. (Various)

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