Rumour Mill: Monday, October 15
Latest gossip from the world of football.
THE SUN: Frank Lampard will put the Wembley boos behind him and start the Euro 2008 clash against Russia on Wednesday.
DAILY MIRROR: John Terry last night gave England a huge boost by declaring himself fit to play in Wednesday's Euro 2008 showdown in Russia.
DAILY STAR: England have urged UEFA to look out for any Russian dirty tricks on Wednesday.
DAILY MAIL: Ashley Cole is out of England's vital qualifier in Moscow on Wednesday but John Terry is ready to complete a remarkable comeback and captain the side against Russia.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Michael Owen's future looked more uncertain than ever yesterday after it was claimed that the England striker could leave Newcastle United next summer for a knock-down 6million thanks to a get-out clause in his St James' Park contract. The Manchester City manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, is reported to be ready to take advantage of the escape clause that Owen stipulated when he signed for Newcastle from Real Madrid in August 2005 in a 17million transfer deal that brought him a four-year contract and an estimated wage of 120,000 per week.
THE TIMES: Fears were growing last night that Stephen Ireland, the troubled Manchester City midfield player, will give up international football at the tender age of 21.
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