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Rumours on Tuesday 26th June 2007

last updated Tuesday 26th June 2007, 7:45 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham striker Heidar Helguson could be returning to former club Watford. (The Times)


  • Real Madrid and Barcelona are preparing the ground for bids for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. (Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea are facing stiff competition from AC Milan for Brazilian wonderkid Alexandre Pato. (The Sun)


  • Manchester United will step up their interest in Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen following Thierry Henry's move to the Nou Camp. (Daily Mirror)


  • The move for Gudjohnsen is dependent on the successful sale of Alan Smith, Man Utd having accepted a £6m bid from Middlesbrough. (Daily Mirror)


  • West Ham striker Carlos Tevez admits he is interested in being Henry's replacement at Arsenal. (The Sun)


  • Charlton striker Darren Bent looks set to complete a £14m move to Tottenham in the next 48 hours. (Daily Star)


  • Bolton are preparing a £5m raid on Reading for Leroy Lita - with Nicolas Anelka likely to leave The Reebok. (Daily Star)


  • Preston striker David Nugent is waiting for interest from Everton after having talks with Sunderland and West Ham. (The Sun)


  • Manchester City will make a £4m bid to snatch Yossi Benayoun from under Liverpool's nose. (Daily Mirror)


  • Sunderland boss Roy Keane has made an approach for Wigan's £6million-rated England Under-21 left-back Leighton Baines. (The Sun)


  • Liverpool outcast Djibril Cisse has been offered to Atletico Madrid in part exchange for Fernando Torres. (Daily Mirror)


  • Torres is ready to confront his Atletico bosses in an effort to break the deadlock over his propsed move to Anfield. (Daily Mail)


  • West Brom winger Zoltan Gera is back on Gareth Southgate's shopping list at Middlesbrough. (Daily Mirror)


  • Parma have made a £6m bid for Man Utd striker Giuseppe Rossi. (The Times)


  • Atletico Madrid want to sign Jose Antonio Reyes from Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)


  • Sunderland reject Tommy Miller has been offered a shock chance of Champions League football by Steaua Bucharest. (The Sun)


  • Portsmouth are in talks to sign Rennes' Nigeria forward John Utaka. (The Times)


  • Derby are trying to wrap up a £2m deal for West Ham winger Matt Etherington. (Daily Mirror, The Sun)


  • The Rams also want to sign Bolton's Portuguese striker Ricardo Vaz Te. (Daily Mail)


  • Birmingham are trying to sign midfielder Olivier Kapo from Juventus on a season-long loan. (Daily Mirror)


  • Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris, 29, will train with Charlton in a bid to earn a permanent deal at The Valley. (The Sun)


  • Luton want to sign 38-year-old striker Paul Furlong, who was released by QPR. (The Times)


  • Preston boss Paul Simpson has swooped for Leeds former captain Kevin Nicholls. (Daily Mirror)


  • Bordeaux have admitted that winger Julien Faubert is desperate to join Rangers. (Daily Record)


  • Celtic playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura seeks clarification on his contract amid reports he has a clause allowing him to leave the SPL champions for £1m. (Various).

    Manchester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeicel may return to Falkirk after managerless City brought in another keeper. (Daily Express)



  • Celtic midfielder Thomas Gravesen is being tracked by Turkish club Besiktas. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP
  • Barcelona are closing in on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to replace Frank Rijkaard. (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal will offer Arsene Wenger a 50% pay rise in the hope that he signs a new contract in the next week. (The Sun)

  • Fifa and the FA will give Newcastle around £10m in compensation for the injury which sidelined Michael Owen for 10 months. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sven-Goran Eriksson intends to bring in current Sweden assistant manager Roland Andersson as his number two. (Daily Mirror)

  • American tycoon Dan Williams will have talks with Blackburn today about a potential £67m takeover. (Daily Mirror)

  • Portsmouth technical director Avram Grant will be named Chelsea's new sporting director on 1 July. (Independent)

  • Reading will continue contract talks with England left-back Nicky Shorey in a bid to put off interest from Newcastle and West Ham. (Guardian)
AND FINALLY...
  • Thierry Henry becomes the first player since the great Johan Cruyff to wear the number 14 shirt at Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)
























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