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Rumours on Tuesday 14th October

last updated Tuesday 14th October 2008, 7:54 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to sign former Deportivo La Coruna striker Diego Tristan, 32, who is now a free agent after a spell in Italian football. (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso could still join Juventus as the Italians continue to be linked with manager Rafael Benitez. Current Juve boss Claudio Ranieri has one year left on his contract and former Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard and ex-Italy manager Roberto Donadoni are also on the Turin club's shortlist. (Various)

  • Sunderland and West Brom are leading the chase to sign Leeds' new teenage sensation Fabian Delph. (Daily Mirror)

  • Djibril Cisse, currently on a season-long loan at Sunderland from Marseille, is set to become Roy Keane's first £10m signing. (The Sun)

  • Striker Paul Gallagher, currently on loan at Plymouth, is set to quit Blackburn. (Daily Mirror)
  • Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has expressed concern over his England place after once again failing to click with Frank Lampard on Saturday against Kazakhstan. (Various)

  • Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo believes he has now been forgiven by Manchester United fans for trying to quit the club for Real Madrid in the summer. "People have not forgotten all the good things we've done together and I'm very happy with that," he said. (The Sun)

  • Ian Holloway, who parted company with Leicester in May, is in line to become the new manager of struggling League One side Swindon. (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea's England Under-21 star Michael Mancienne has admitted he may have to quit the Stamford Bridge club to fulfil his desire for first-team football. (The Sun)

  • Joe Kinnear claims he is ready to return to management on a full-time basis having rediscovered the bug at Newcastle, where he is currently interim boss. (Daily Star)
  • Egyptian striker Amr Zaki reckons the weather in Wigan has been a big factor behind his impressive start to life in the Premier League for the Lancashire club. (The Sun)

  • Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson is the latest high-profile footballer to turn to yoga. The 20-year-old is aiming to cure nagging pelvic problems. (Daily Star)

  • Having feared he would find a "wasteland", Brazilian forward Robinho - who arrived at Eastlands on transfer deadline day - says the city of Manchester is "beautiful". (Daily Mirror)

  • Defender Vedran Corluka has admitted he is delighted to be on international duty with Croatia because it allows him to escape the misery of life at Tottenham. (Daily Express)

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