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Rumours on Wednesday 21st November 2007

last updated Wednesday 21st November 2007, 9:03 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Real Madrid are planning a £30m deal to sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba next summer and the Blues will line up Bolton forward Nicolas Anelka as replacement. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been linked with a move to Arsenal but says he wants to stay at his hometowm club. (Various)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has his sights set on a £10m move for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch. (Daily Star)

  • Reading boss Steve Coppell says he was interested in Malta and Coventry striker Michael Mifsud when he was a free agent - but not anymore with a £5m asking price. (Times)

  • But Coppell is interested in a move for Bolton's right midfielder Stelios Giannakopoulos. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sunderland are ready to offload Graham Kavanagh and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in recruiting the midfielder. (Times)

  • Leicester chief Milan Mandaric may deny that Plymouth boss Ian Holloway is going to be his new manager but the move is going to take place. (Daily Mail)

  • Plymouth move for former manager and current Swindon boss Paul Sturrock if, and when, Holloway makes his exit. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United will run the rule of Miguel Veloso when the midfielder plays for Sporting Lisbon at Old Trafford in the Champions League next week. (Guardian)

  • Julio Baptista, who spent a spell on loan at Arsenal, is waiting on Real Madrid to let him discuss a move to Tottenham Hotspur. (The Sun)
  • England's stand-in captain Steven Gerrard wants fans at Wembley for the Croatia game to replicate the atmosphere the Kop creates for his club side Liverpool. (Various)

  • Newcastle striker Michael Owen has gone to Germany to help speed up his recovery from the thigh injury suffered in England's win in Austria.(Various)

  • Wayne Rooney's comeback from an ankle injury has seen him return to training for Manchester United. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra's current deal runs until June 2009 but he is keen to sign a contract extension (Times)

  • Birmingham's board are growing in their frustration with prospective new owner Carson Yeung and his silence on the managerial situation since Steve Bruce's departure. (Daily Express)

  • Former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd is eyeing taking over a "northern club". (Guardian)

  • Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele, 34, has a deal with manager Avram Grant that he is only used in the club's "important" matches to help keep up his fitness. (The Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton could replace out-going assistant and new Preston boss Alan Irvine with Sheffield United number two Brian Kidd or Steve Round, who is on the England backroom team. (Various)
  • Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich was so unhappy after his country's loss in Israel that he apparently stormed into the side's dressing room in Tel Aviv and had a rant at the players. (Daily Mail)

  • The British economy would lose as much as £1bn if England fail to reach Euro 2008. (The Daily Telegraph)

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