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Rumours on Wednesday 2nd January 2008

last updated Wednesday 02nd January 2008, 7:50 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is hoping to make Liverpool winger Harry Kewell one of his first signings since taking over at Craven Cottage. (Mirror)

  • Chelsea manager Avram Grant is ready to spend £35m to capture Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka and Tottenham forward Dimitar Berbatov. (Daily Star)

  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane wants to sign Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage and will also bid £2.5m for Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt. (Daily Star)

  • Derby are set to sign Argentine forward Emanuel Villa from Mexican side UAG Tecos this weekend. (The Sun)

  • Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is lining up a £2m swoop for Crystal Palace's 17-year-old winger Sean Scanell. (The Sun)

  • West Brom want to permanently sign Shrejill Macdonald, who is on loan from Dutch side AGOVV. (The Sun)

  • Bristol City will pay Turkish side Genclerbirligi £500,000 for Australia international Nick Carle. (The Sun)

  • Leeds are preparing a new bid for Walsall's 21-year-old left-back Daniel Fox after having a £250,000 bid for him rejected. (The Sun)

  • Blackburn have discouraged interest in striker Jason Roberts by slapping a £4m price tag on his head. (Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Rovers want South Korea midfielder Yoon Bitgaram. (Mirror)

  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane is hoping to secure Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell on a loan deal. (Mirror)

  • Former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert wants to return to England, and Ipswich are favourites to sign him. (Mirror)

  • Crystal Palace want to sign Preston winger Simon Whaley and Birmingham midfielder Neil Danns. (Mirror)

  • Blackpool are close to signing Stephen McPhee after Hull accepted a £250,000 bid for him. (Mirror)

  • Arsenal are tracking Gillingham striker Luke Freeman, who is the youngest player to have played in the FA Cup at 15 years and 233 days old. (Telegraph)

  • Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is keen on signing 25-year-old Porto defender Jose Bosingwa. (Telegraph)

  • Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is interested in Rangers full-back Alan Hutton and Hibernian left-back defender David Murphy. (Telegraph)

  • Blackburn are monitoring South African midfielder Lance Davids, who plays for Swedish side Djugaardens. (Telegraph)

  • Chelsea manager Avram Grant is interested in Reading's Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle. (Telegraph)

  • Derby are set to raid America for 22-year-old Kansas City Wizards striker Eddie Johnson. (Telegraph)

  • Everton are watching 30-year-old striker Thorstein Helstad, who plays for Norwegian side Brann. (Telegraph)

  • Manchester City defender Danny Mills, who is currently on loan at Charlton, is wanted on a permanent deal by Hull and Leeds. (Telegraph)

  • Manchester United could re-sign Henrik Larsson on a loan deal, similar to last season's transfer. (Telegraph)

  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp could make a move for Liverpool and England forward Peter Crouch. (Telegraph)

  • Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is looking at 24-year-old Macedonian striker Ilco Naumoski, who plays for Austria's SV Mattersburg. (Telegraph)

  • Reading will have to pay £5m to sign Coventry's Michael Mifsud. (Telegraph)

  • QPR are interested in Sunderland's Daryl Murphy, Blackburn's Robbie Savage, Celtic's Bobo Balde and Reading's Leroy Lita. (Telegraph)

  • West Ham are interested in signing Tottenham's out-of-favour striker Darren Bent. (Telegraph)

  • Wigan manager Steve Bruce is tracking 24-year-old Ipswich striker Jonathan Walters. (Telegraph)
  • Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is being offered to European clubs by his agents, who feel time is running out to secure a deal at Anfield. (various)

  • West Ham striker Dean Ashton is set for showdown talks club after being dropped for recent matches. (Daily Star)

  • Blackburn are set to offer David Bentley a bumper new deal. (The Sun)

  • Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is eager to extend the contract of goalkeeper Maik Taylor. (Mirror)

  • Tottenham boss Juande Ramos insists striker Dimitar Berbatov will see out the season at White Hart Lane. (Mirror)

  • Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has insisted he has received no offers from any other clubs for England striker Michael Owen. (Telegraph)
  • David Beckham has been labelled Oldenballs rather than Goldenballs after revealing a new bleached crop haircut that has led him to him being likened to One Foot In The Grave character Victor Meldrew. (The Sun)

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