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Rumours on Tuesday 22nd July

last updated Tuesday 22nd July 2008, 8:57 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham have finally agreed a deal for Swedish defender Fredrik Stoor. He will join from Rosenborg for £2m. (Daily Express)

  • Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has given up hope of signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. (The Sun)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich invited AC Milan representatives on to his personal yacht - but the Italian club still refused to sell Brazilian playmaker Kaka. (The Sun)

  • Real Madrid will not sell Robinho to Chelsea unless they can persuade Cristiano Ronaldo to sign from Manchester United. (Daily Star)

  • Blackburn winger David Bentley has pulled out of the club's training camp in Germany as his frustration grows over the slow progress of his transfer to Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

  • Blackburn are willing to sell Bentley - but only if an offer of more than £18m comes in. (The Times)

  • Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor refused to commit to the club during talks with manager Arsene Wenger on Monday. (The Guardian)

  • Aston Villa are after 6ft 7in Valencia striker Nicola Zigic. He is available for £5m. (The Sun)

  • Villa will sign Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel for £2m as a short-term solution before snapping up Wayne Hennessey from Wolves in a year's time. (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton remain keen on £16m Joao Moutinho despite the midfielder's club Sporting Lisbon insisting he is not for sale. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has been told to increase his £16m offer for Zenit St Petersburg forward Andrei Arshavin. Zenit want £21.5m. (The Sun)

  • Manchester City are poised to splash out £6m on Espanyol midfielder Pablo Zabaleta. (The Sun)

  • Defender Lucas Neill says he is not leaving West Ham, despite being linked with a move to Galatasaray. (The Sun)

  • Hull have agreed a £300,000 fee for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Delron Buckley. (The Sun)

  • Hull are close to signing Wigan striker Marlon King for £3m and are trying to persuade Bolton to reduce their £3m asking price for Abdoulaye Meite. (Daily Mirror)

  • Bolton have had a £320,000 offer for Levante winger Mustapha Riga turned down. (Daily Mail)

  • Eidur Gudjohnsen says he is staying at Barcelona after turning down a £5m move to West Ham. (Daily Mail)

  • Kevin Keegan is at loggerheads with the Newcastle board, who are ready to sell James Milner for more than £10m. (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool are thought to be ready to make a fresh bid for former England Under-21 player Milner. (The Times)

  • Newcastle boss Keegan is confident Charles N'Zogbia will stay at St James' Park. (Daily Mirror)

  • Keegan is thought to be pondering a bid for former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes, who has fallen out of favour at Atletico Madrid. (The Guardian)

  • Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has put his £575,000 move for Stephen Pearson on hold because the Derby midfielder will not be fit for a month. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sheffield United will complete the £2m signing of Watford striker Darius Henderson on Tuesday. (Daily Star)

  • Carlisle have slapped a £1.14m price tag on striker Joe Garner, with Nottingham Forest ready to swoop. (Daily Star)

  • Blackpool are close to a £500,000 deal for Real Sociedad's Welsh midfielder David Vaughan. (Daily Star)

  • Teemu Tainio's arrival at Sunderland from Spurs could pave the way for Dean Whitehead to join Stoke. (The Guardian)

  • Black Cats boss Roy Keane remains keen on Spurs striker Darren Bent. (The Guardian)

  • Celtic are close to wrapping up a deal for Romania defender Gabriel Tamas of Auxerre. (Daily Record)

  • Dundee United have turned down Reading's £500,000 bid for striker Noel Hunt. (Daily Record)
  • Reading boss Steve Coppell has warned he will raise the prices of his players the nearer it gets to the transfer deadline because he would not be able to find replacements. (The Sun)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's stance against Real Madrid over winger Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing the Spanish club of being "irresponsible". (Daily Mirror)

  • Old Trafford boss Ferguson has warned Michael Carrick he faces a battle to win a place in the England team. (Daily Mirror)
  • Former Colombia keeper Rene Higuita's 'scorpion kick' has been voted football's greatest trick in an online poll. His audacious effort in a friendly against England at Wembley beat Ronaldinho's 'elastic dribble' into second place. Cristiano Ronaldo's step-overs tied for third. (Daily Mirror)

  • Younes Kaboul's move from Tottenham to Sunderland is poised to go through - despite the player's agent saying Kaboul wouldn't join the Black Cats "even if there was an earthquake". (The Guardian)

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