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Rumours on Tuesday 18th November

last updated Tuesday 18th November 2008, 8:35 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Brazil striker Ronaldo claims he is on the verge of a move to Manchester City in January. (Daily Mirror)

  • Current Manchester City striker Robinho has urged fellow Brazilian Kaka to join him at Eastlands. (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid are preparing a bid for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck has pleaded with boss Sir Alex Ferguson not to send him out on loan. (Daily Mirror)

  • Middlesbrough are lining up a £2m raid on Leeds' Argentine striker Luciano Becchio. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are considering a bid for Valerenga's Norwegian striker Moa Abdellaoui. (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal are keen on Atletico Madrid's defensive midfielder Koke Resurreccion. (Daily Star)

  • Birmingham are preparing a January bid for Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair. (Daily Express)
  • England manager Fabio Capello has warned his absent stars that they face missing out on a World Cup place if they continue to miss friendlies. (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool are said to be furious their captain Steven Gerrard was forced to travel 400 miles to prove he was unfit for England duty. (The Sun)

  • Germany have targeted winger Theo Walcott as England's danger man ahead of Wednesday's friendly. (Daily Star)

  • Former Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee says that Alan Shearer is ready to become the new boss at St James' Park. (Various)

  • John Toshack says he may quit as Wales manager next year. (Daily Mirror)

  • Ian Holloway faces competition from Steve Cotterill and John Ward for the Swindon job. (Daily Star)
  • Italian team Catania deployed an unusual tactic to distract Torino defenders during Sunday's 3-2 victory.

    Three Catania players dropped their shorts as a free-kick was being taken and it worked a treat at Giuseppe Mascara took advantage to slot home. (Daily Express)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo believes he is so good he could fill the first three places at the Fifa Player of the Years awards. (The Telegraph)

  • Celtic youngster Adam Brown was the hero of the day after he found Fernando Gago's lost medallion as Argentina trained at Hamden Park on Monday.

    The Celtic under-14 winger was subsequently triumphantly held aloft by manager Maradona and presented with a hat and gloves worn by Argentine legend. (Various)

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