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Rumours on Tuesday 12th June 2007

last updated Tuesday 12th June 2007, 9:43 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has hinted he may quit the club to experience football in Spain or Italy (Various)


  • Atletico Madrid will spark a transfer scramble among Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham next week when they say striker Fernando Torres can leave (Mirror)


  • Bolton boss Sammy Lee has made a £1.5m move for Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt (Daily Express)


  • Everton manager David Moyes is challenging Barcelona, Inter Milan and Roma for the signature of Kolo Toure's £8m-rated brother Yaya, who plays in midfield for Monaco (Mirror)


  • Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has been told he will have to spend £6m if he wants to sign West Brom striker Diomansky Kamara (Various)


  • However, he could face competition from Fulham for Kamara's signature, with the Cottagers also targeting Baggies midfielder Jason Koumas (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos is wanted by Spanish club Real Zaragoza (Mirror)

  • Chelsea have raided Leeds to sign rising teenage star Ben Gordon in a £1.5m deal (Daily Express)


  • Turkey's top striker Sanli Tuncay could be heading for Middlesbrough on a free transfer (Mirror)

  • Portsmouth and Fulham have expressed an interest in signing forward Hameur Bouazza from relegated Watford (The Guardian)


  • Rangers have been told they must treble their £1m offer for Osasuna centre-half Carlos Cuellar (Daily Record)


  • Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage will reject a pay rise offer from Sheffield United to stay at Ewood Park (The Sun)

  • Tottenham will rival Newcastle for the signature of Barcelona's 30-year-old French winger Ludovic Giuly, who could be available for a cut-price £1.5m (Mirror)

  • Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants to follow up the signing of Greg Halford from Reading with a move for Manchester United forward Alan Smith (Daily Star)


  • Turkish side Besiktas have made an offer to sign Sheffield United forward Colin Kazim-Richards (The Guardian)


  • Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce wants to completely rebuild his defence with the signings of Bolton's Tal Ben Haim, Liverpool centre-half Sami Hyypia, Paris St Germain's David Rozehnal and Marseille skipper Habib Beye (The Sun)


  • Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is ready to hijack Falkirk's bid to sign keeper Kasper Schmeichel on a permanent basis (Daily Record)


  • Wigan boss Chris Hutchings is planning a £2.5m swoop for Sheffield United striker Rob Hulse (The Sun)


  • And he could follow that up with a move for unsettled Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy and Portsmouth defender Andy O'Brien (The Guardian)


  • Relegated Leeds United want to sign free agent Marc Bircham, who was released by QPR last month (The Sun).
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Manchester City want assurances from former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that he still has the money to buy the club, after £750m worth of his assets were frozen in his home country (Various).

  • Derby manager Billy Davies will end speculation about his future at the club after the Rams agreed to appoint his former number two at Preston David Kelly as his assistant manager (Various).

  • Arsenal executives are to meet would-be new owner Stan Kroenke next week to talk about his plans for the club (Daily Star).

  • Former Celtic midfielder Neil Lennon will join Nottingham Forest this week as part of manager Colin Calderwood's coaching staff (Daily Mail).

  • Clyde have appointed former Scotland skipper Colin Hendry as their new manager (Daily Record).
AND FINALLY...
  • Liverpool co-owner George Gillet has vowed to back manager Rafael Benitez in the transfer market this summer, but warned the Spaniard he will not be "spending like a drunken sailor" (Various).
























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