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Rumours on Wednesday 23rd May 2007

last updated Wednesday 23rd May 2007, 9:16 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Birmingham and Fulham are in the chase for Antoine Sibierski after he rejected a new contract at Newcastle(Star).

  • Juventus look set to beat Rangers in the race to sign Bayern Munich's Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro(Record).

  • Bayern Munich want Arsenal's Robin van Persie(Mirror).

  • Benfica are interested in Bolton striker El-Hadji Diouf(Mirror).

  • West Ham are poised to make an £8m offer for Barcelona's Eidur Gudjohnsen, but Manchester United and Sunderland are also interested(Express).

  • Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate says he is "hamstrung" over possible summer signings until Mark Viduka decides whether he is staying or not(Times).

  • Birmingham, Stoke, Preston and Burnley are interested in Kris Commons after he rejected a new contract at Nottingham Forest(Sun).

  • Hermann Hreidarsson could join Portsmouth on a free transfer after a clause in his contract allowed him to leave Charlton following their relegation(Sun).

  • Tottenham have beaten Lyon in the race to sign France U21 captain Younes Kaboul from Auxerre (Mail)
  • The London Development Agency has given its support to West Ham's plans for a new 60,000-seater ground next to West Ham tube station(Mirror).

  • West Brom captain Curtis Davies has ruled out the possibility of a shock return from a broken foot in time for the play-off final(Guardian).

  • Up to 5,000 seats at the Champions League final will be left empty because of the size of advertising hoardings used at the stadium(Times).

  • Duncan Revie has decided against tabling a bid for Leeds(Times).

  • Former Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock says he is "very disappointed" at plc chairman Kevin McCabe's comment that he was not good enough to keep them in the Premiership(Sun).

  • Warnock, Nigel Worthington and Martin Allen are on the short-list to be Leicester's new manager(Sun).
  • Andrei Shevchenko's American model wife has told an Italian fashion magazine "Milan is our city and where we want to be. It would be wonderful for him to go back and play with Ronaldo"(Mirror).

  • QPR have declined an invitation to play a pre-season friendly against a Chinese club side this summer following their notorious brawl with the Chinese Olympic squad(Guardian).

  • Liverpool keeper Jose Reina says he has not done any special research into Milan's penalty-taking technique ahead of the Champions League final(Sun).

  • Uefa says the new Wembley does not incorporate many of its requirements to stage a Champions League final, despite two meetings during construction to explain what they are(Times).

  • Uefa president Michel Platini has ordered that the trophy be presented in the old-fashioned way, by walking up to the guest of honour's box, rather than in a stage on the pitch(Times).

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