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Rumours on Wednesday 11th June

last updated Wednesday 11th June 2008, 7:56 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham are confident of holding on to star midfielder Jimmy Bullard who is a target of Aston Villa and West Ham. (Daily Express)

  • Stoke and Coventry hope to sign Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor who is currently out of contract. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City are convinced that Barcelona star Ronaldinho wants to sign for them after recent discussions with his advisors. (The Independent)

  • Liverpool will clinch the £15m signing of Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry in the next 48 hours. (Various)

  • Ricardo Carvalho has told Chelsea he wants to leave the club to join former Blues manager Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan. (Various)

  • Chelsea will also battle it out with Inter Milan for Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o. (Daily Star)

  • Bayern Munich have joined the race for Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb. (Daily Mirror)

  • Didier Drogba's proposed transfer to AC Milan could spark a £100m striker merry-go-round involving the transfers of Karim Benzema, Dimitar Berbatov, Samuel Eto'o, David Villa, Diego Milito and Klaas Jan Huntelaar. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen on Germany midfielder Torsten Frings who would cost around £4m from Werder Bremen. (The Sun)

  • Anton Ferdinand is set to leave West Ham to join Tottenham in a £6m deal. (The Times)

  • Meanwhile, Pascal Chimbonda has been told he can leave Tottenham for £2m with Aston Villa, Fulham and Rangers all interested. (Daily Mail)

  • Kanu will sign a new deal with Portsmouth on his return from Nigeria next month. (The Sun)

  • Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has declared his desire to join Portsmouth. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Bolton and Wigan are preparing bids for Birmingham midfielder Fabrice Muamba. (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan will not make Marcus Bent's loan deal from Charlton permanent as he is too similar in style to Emile Heskey. (Daily Star)

  • Nottingham Forest have been told to double their bid to £2m for Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham. (Daily Star)

  • Derby boss Paul Jewell is hoping to land Stockport striker Liam Dickinson and has bid £250,000. (Daily Star)

  • Millwall are lining up a move for Yeovil striker Lloyd Owusu. (Daily Star)
  • Chelsea are set to receive a second snub from AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti, who they want as their new manager. (Daily Mirror)

  • But Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has hinted that he may be ready to 'live and work in another country', increasing speculation he could be about to join Chelsea. (Daily Mail).

  • Alan Shearer is said to be unsure on whether to start his managerial career at Blackburn Rovers who are said to be keen on the former England striker. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sam Allardyce is back in the running to replace Mark Hughes as manager of Blackburn. (The Sun)

  • Jailed Joe Barton has refused a £30,000-a-week pay cut from Newcastle United leaving his future at the club in doubt. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United to offer Real Madrid target Cristiano Ronaldo £150,000-a-week to keep him at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured meeting a Real Madrid 'official' earlier in the year adding fuel to Manchester United's claims that the player has been 'illegally tapped up.' (The Sun)

  • Relations between Manchester United and Real Madrid continue to worsen with president Ramon Calderon calling Alex Ferguson "grotesque" for linking the Spanish giants to dictator Franco. (The Sun)

  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has taken his wedding vows in Italy wearing just beach gear while his wife-to-be Coleen McLoughlin wore a designer dress. (The Sun)

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