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Rumours on Wednesday 14th February 2007

last updated Wednesday 14th February 2007, 7:54 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Portugal team-mates that he wants to quit the Premiership club. (The Sun)

  • Former Chelsea defender Anthony Barness, 33, is on trial at Yeovil after leaving Plymouth. (Daily Mirror)

  • Defender Darren Ward is set to leave Crystal Palace in the summer after failing to stake a place in the first team and Preston and Wolves may renew their interest. (The Sun)

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  • Defender Darren Ward is set to leave Crystal Palace in the summer after failing to stake a place in the first team and Preston and Wolves may renew their interest. (The Sun)

    West Ham's Argentine forward Carlos Tevez could be set for a shock return to Brazilian side Corinthians. (Various)

    Charlton's Omar Pouso wants to return to his native Uruguay, joining up with Penarol. (Daily Star)


    Ghana defender John Pantsil has hinted that he may have to quit West Ham in search of first-team football. (The Independent)

    Chris Sutton - out of contract with Aston Villa in the summer and sidelined with blurred vision since 23 December - could have played his last game for the club. (The Sun)

  • Portsmouth striker Svetoslav Todorov will leave the club in the summer. (The Independent)

  • Ivan Sproule could be ready to quit Hibernian after he was sent-off for the third time this season against Celtic on Saturday. (Daily Record)

  • Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood turned down three bids for defender Zander Diamond during the January transfer window. (Daily Record)

  • Bayer Leverkusen's Ukrainian striker, Andriy Voronin, has given Celtic the go-ahead to sign him in the summer. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP
  • Chelsea's pitch, which was only relaid nine weeks ago, cuts up too easily and the club now want the company that did the work to replace the surface next week for nothing, while the company says the weather and the time of the year has led to the problem. (Various)

  • Six Wigan players have given details of referee Phil Dowd's alleged swearing during the defeat at Arsenal in a dossier to be sent to the Football Association. (Various)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the club have finally come to terms with the loss of Roy Keane from their midfield. (Various)

  • Stuart McCall could be in line for a return to Bradford as their manager following the exit of Colin Todd. (Daily Mirror)

  • Bolton boss Sam Allardyce has accused Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger of having double standards over the issue of time-wasting ahead of the FA Cup tie between the sides. (Various)

  • Manager Neil Warnock believes that Sheffield United are the fittest team in the Premiership. (The Sun)

  • Fifa are poised for another crackdown on goal celebrations next season. (Various)

  • Striker Benni McCarthy believes that Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has turned him into a better player than when he won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho at Porto. (Various)

AND FINALLY...
  • Francky Dury, the manager of Newcastle's Uefa Cup opponents SV Zulte Waregem, will be unfazed if his team are knocked out because they can then "focus on the Belgian league and nothing else". He said: "It is time this European adventure was over." (The Sun)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been ordered to spend more time in Russia - by the nation's president Vladimir Putin. Abramovich is governor of Chukotka and wanted to resign after six years but Putin ruled he must stay on. (The Sun)

  • Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has launched a scathing attack on Victoria Beckham, claiming people like her are the "death of football". (Various)
















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