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Rumours on Tuesday 9th October 2007

last updated Tuesday 09th October 2007, 9:16 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Arsenal are ready to battle it out with Manchester United for the signature of £20m-rated Sporting Lisbon youngster Miguel Veloso. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea are set to bring in a number of high-profile Dutch players, beginning with the signing of Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been told by the club's billionaire owner, Thaksin Shinawatra, to bring in more players in the January transfer window. (Various)

  • And Eriksson has set his sights on Tottenham's £12m-rated striker Jermain Defoe. (Daily Express)

  • Sheffield United and Wolves are in a fight to land Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson on loan. (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa hope to complete the deal this week for Togo midfielder Moustapha Salifou, who been training in Switzerland while waiting for international clearance. (The Times)

  • Tottenham are closing in on Russia captain Andrei Arshavin, the 26-year-old Zenit St Petersburg midfielder. (The Sun)
  • Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez has dismissed speculation his position is under threat, saying "it is early days yet". (The Independent)

  • Michael Owen has revealed he will defy Sam Allardyce and play in both of England's Euro 2008 qualifiers despite the Newcastle boss having concerns about Owen's ability to play two games in four days so soon after undergoing surgery. (Various)

  • Chelsea are planning to lure Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard to Stamford Bridge next summer as a permanent replacement for Avram Grant. (Daily Mail)

  • And the Blues are closing on Ajax coach Henk ten Cate, who they want to become their number two behind Avram Grant. (The Times)

  • Spurs boss Martin Jol had hoped to leave his post at the north London club in order to manage Ajax - as a replacement for Ten Cate. But the Amsterdam giants will instead promote their youth team coach Adrie Koster. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City defender Micah Richards has revealed his desire to play for Arsenal one day, saying he would take the opportunity to sign for the club should it come his way. (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Chelsea keeper Mark Bosnich is certain he can return to the Premier League despite having not played since 2003 when he was sacked by the Blues for failing a drugs test. (Daily Mail)

  • Bolton striker El-Hadji Diouf has quit playing for Senegal. He claims his country have a scheduled friendly in a week's time but do not even have opposition lined up. (Daily Mail)

  • Matthew Etherington is in talks to extend his contract at West Ham after overcoming gambling problems. (The Times)

  • Manchester United winger Lee Martin is to hold talks with a number of Championship clubs over a loan move, with Stoke and Plymouth thought to be favourites to land the 20-year-old. (The Times)

  • Crystal Palace have lined up Neil Warnock as a replacement for sacked manager Peter Taylor. (Various)
  • Legend Pele will be at Bramall Lane to watch Sheffield United play Ipswich on 6 November. The man widely considered to be the greatest player of all time will be in attendance as part of the Blades' proposed link up with Brazilian club side Sao Paulo. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United and Manchester City stars are set to do battle over a £3m house that has not yet been built. The "ultimate" pad in Worsley has parking space for eight cars, and outdoors spa, a sauna and a swimming pool.

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