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Rumours on Thursday 8th November 2007

last updated Thursday 08th November 2007, 8:24 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Chelsea are in talks with 17-year-old Brazilian striker Lulinha - dubbed the new Ronaldinho - over an £8m move from Corinthians. (Independent)

  • Derby want to sign out-of-favour Celtic defender Bobo Balde in January. (Star)

  • Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa is keen on a £7m move to Manchester United. (Star)

  • Dimitar Berbatov's brother says the Bulgarian striker has "outgrown" Tottenham and wants to join Manchester United. (Sun)

  • Newcastle are considering an £8m bid for out-of-favour Villarreal midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme. (Sun)

  • The Magpies are also after £8m-rated Russia skipper Andrei Arshavin. (Mirror)

  • West Ham could bid £5m for Panathinaikos's Brazilian midfielder Marcelo. (Sun)

  • Atletico Madrid are hopeful of signing Manchester United defender Gerard Pique on loan in January ahead of a permanent deal. (Mirror)
  • David Beckham could train with Watford as he bids to keep up his fitness ahead of England's upcoming games. (Mail)

  • Chelsea boss Avram Grant hauled his players in for an extra day's training on Wednesday following their 0-0 draw against Schalke. (Times)

  • Reading will make Nicky Shorey their highest-paid player to fend off interest from West Ham. (Star)

  • Ruud Gullit will be handed a multi-million dollar three-year contract to coach David Beckham's club LA Galaxy. (Telegraph)

  • Beckham's management company were involved in Gullit's recruitment and will supplement his wages. (Times)

  • Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is set to sign a new £60,000 a week contract. (Mail)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been told by the Manchester United's nutritionists to lay off the pies. The Portuguese winger admitted: "I dated a girl from Manchester and she showed me that steak pies and chips are very good." (Star)

  • Dimitar Berbatov's brother says the Spurs striker gets "grumpy" when he is not the "centre of attention and main man". (Sun)

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