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Tantalising Thursday Rumours
For all fellow football followers, here is the gossip of the day.
Courtesy of BBC Football.
Manchester United will be unable to renew their loan deal for striker Carlos Tevez and the only way the Red Devils can keep the Argentine is to buy him - at an asking price of £32m. (The Sun)
Meanwhile, Chelsea are attempting to prise away Manchester United's 15-year-old midfield youngster Kenji Gorre, who is recognised as one of the best young talents coming through the Old Trafford academy. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong is set to quit the club for Arsenal at the end of the season. (The Sun)
Stoke striker Dave Kitson wants to make his loan move to former club Reading permanent. (Daily Star)
Blackburn's Dutch defender Andre Ooijer will return to PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)
Nottingham Forest hope to sign Everton keeper Iain Turner until the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)
Norwich want to sign Crystal Palace's former Ipswich striker Alan Lee on loan until the end of the season. (The Sun)
Stoke look set to beat West Brom and Reading to the signing of Bristol City midfielder Cole Skuse. (The Sun)
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is to make a final move for Doncaster defender Matthew Mills. (Daily Mirror)
In an interview for the New Statesman, Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded that his biggest mistake as manager of Manchester United was allowing defender Jaap Stam to leave the club, while his biggest regret was not signing former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne. (The Times)
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes claims he has been told by the club's Arab owners that he will still be in the job next season. (The Sun)
Stockport have been banned from signing any players after being forced to take a loan from the Professional Footballers' Association to cover wages. (The Sun)
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, believes that Heart of Midlothian have entered into a "devil's bargain" with Vladimir Romanov, the club's majority shareholder, and that the Tynecastle club is in "unsafe hands" under the ownership of the Russian-born Lithuanian businessman. (The Times)
Striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, who hasn't scored for almost six months, has 10 games to save his Celtic career after talks have stalled on a one-year contract extension. (The Scottish Sun)
Wigan chairman David Whelan is to rename the JJB Stadium the DW Stadium. The ground will bear Whelan's initials from next season. (The Sun)
Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be given a special training session with the man's fastest man - Usain Bolt. Triple Olympic champion Bolt will be in Manchester to run in a one-off 150m street race in May.
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