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Rumours on Wednesday 12th September 2007

last updated Wednesday 12th September 2007, 9:04 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen and midfielder Shaun Maloney want to leave the club when the transfer window opens in January.(Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea have been given permission to speak to Millwall's academy keeper Sam Walker, 15, after having a £500,000 bid accepted.(The Sun)

  • Birmingham manager Steve Bruce hopes Carson Yeung's imminent takeover of the Premier League club will mean he can go on a January spending spree.(Daily Mirror)

  • Middlesbrough and Reading are interested in Wolves' Seyi Olofinjana.(Daily Mirror)

  • Sheffield United boss Bryan Robson hopes to lure ex-Brazil right-back Jose Ze Maria.(Daily Mirror)

  • Micky Adams has emerged as a leading candidate for the vacant managerial role at Gillingham.(Daily Mirror)
  • Emile Heskey has held off the challenge of Peter Crouch and will start against Russia on Wednesday.(Various)

  • Scotland will give James McFadden the chance to fire them to Euro 2008 glory against France.(Daily Record)

  • French coach Raymond Domenech fears his side will not take the Scots seriously when they meet in Paris.(Daily Record)

  • Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane says keeper Shay Given is the best in the world.(The Independent)

  • Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich is offering each player of his national team a £40,000 bonus to beat England in the Euro 2008 qualifier at Wembley.(Various)

  • Blackburn captain Ryan Nelsen has ended his three-year international exile by agreeing to become New Zealand skipper.(The Sun)

  • Tottenham manager Martin Jol is ready to take a gamble on Aaron Lennon by playing the winger, who had knee surgery this summer, in Saturday's London derby against Arsenal.(The Sun)

  • Brazilian midfielder Juninho, who is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury at Sydney FC, hopes to return to former club Middlesbrough as a coach.(Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool and Manchester United opposed Uefa president Michel Platini's plans for cup winners to qualify for the Champions League when 102 members of the European Club Forum met in Nyon, Switzerland.(Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio returned to action in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Crewe on Tuesday after damaging his Achilles tendon in April.(The Times)

  • Arsenal's majority shareholder Danny Fiszman has insisted he will not sell his stake in the club to billionaire Alisher Usmanov.(Daily Mail)

  • Police investigating football corruption have arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.(Daily Mail)
  • Newcastle midfielder Geremi has been dubbed Nelson Mandela by his team-mates because of his statesman-like presence in the dressing room.(The Sun)

  • Actor Max Beesley, who stars in BBC programme Hotel Babylon, was seen at England's training session on Tuesday - wearing a team tracksuit. However, he was not taking part in the work-out but was given special access after becoming friendly with the squad when staying at their Grove Hotel base while filming.(Daily Mail)

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