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Rumours on Wednesday 1st August 2007

last updated Wednesday 01st August 2007, 7:59 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham have had a £3.9m bid for Watford striker Hameur Bouazza rejected as the Hornets are holding out for £5m.(The Times)

  • Chelsea have resigned themselves to losing winger Arjen Robben to Real Madrid.(The Sun)

  • Jose Mourinho's side will use the cash they get for Robben on Seville's Daniel Alves.(Various)

  • Derby are lining up a £3m bid for Charlton winger Jerome Thomas.(Various)

  • US wonderkid Freddy Adu has agreed a £1m deal with Portuguese side Benfica.(The Sun)

  • Spurs have opened talks with West Brom over highly-rated defender Curtis Davies.(Daily Mirror)

  • Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing has told Tottenham to forget any attempts to sign him.(Daily Express)

  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has denied that he needs to sell Obefemi Martins to fund a £6m swoop for Manchester United's Alan Smith.(Various)

  • Juventus are lining up a bid for Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele.(The Independent)

  • West Brom have slapped a £250,000 price tag on striker John Hartson.(The Sun)

  • Colchester have agreed a deal to take Charlton striker Kevin Lisbie to Layer Road.(The Sun)

  • Hull boss Phil Brown wants to sign Sunderland's out-of-favour Republic of Ireland midfielder Graham Kavanagh.(Various)

  • Sheffield United boss Bryan Robson has lodged a £1.5m bid for Wigan's Kevin Kilbane.(Daily Star)

  • Leeds boss Dennis Wise is hoping he can sign Newcastle keeper Tim Krul on a season-long loan to solve the club's goalkeeping crisis.(The Sun)

  • Bradford are to re-sign Wales midfielder Paul Evans.(Various)

  • Swansea want to sign Derby defender Darren Moore as a replacement for injured captain Garry Monk.(Various)
  • Striker Carlos Tevez could be made to appear in the dock at the High Court over his complicated transfer from West Ham to Manchester United.(The Sun)

  • New Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves will make his debut for the club this weekend - not in Sunday's Community Shield, but in a Man Utd XI playing against Peterborough.(Daily Mirror)

  • Ashley Cole says he was injured for most of his first season at Stamford Bridge.(Various)

  • Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson has re-iterated his belief that Liverpool will not sign Gabriel Heinze.(Various)

  • Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman says Rangers will regret not signing former Reds striker Robbie Fowler.(Daily Record)

  • Arsenal's William Gallas says the club has to toughen up to succeed next season.(Various)

  • FA bosses are to announce a massive revamp of their disciplinary system in a bid to restore the games' credibility.(Daily Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Scottish FA chiefs are to launch a crackdown on persistent fouling and diving in the game.(Daily Record)

  • Reading keeper Marcus Hahnemann says a broken hand will not keep him out of the opening-day match against Manchester United.(Various)

  • Newcastle fans have launched a hate campaign against wantaway star Kieron Dyer.(Various)

  • New Blackburn signing Roque Santa Cruz reckons he will form a partnership with Benni McCarthy which can fire Rovers into the top four of the Premier League.(Various)
  • Leicester boss Martin Allen is getting his players ready for the new season - by making them clean the Walkers Stadium toilets.(The Sun)

  • Former Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock says Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson phoned him to apologise after the Red Devils' final-day defeat to West Ham which condemned the Blades to relegation.(The Sun)

  • Meanwhile, Blades fan and Hollywood hard man Sean Bean has denied launching a foul-mouthed attack on the Sheffield United boss in front of his family.(Daily Mirror)

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