Rumour Mill - Tuesday September 11

Rumour Mill - all the latest gossip from the world of football.

Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 9:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 3:50 pm

• SHEFFIELD United face competition from rivals West Brom in the battle to sign Wayne Routledge. Tony Mowbray wants to take the Spurs winger on loan, according to The Mirror.

• FORMER Sheffield Wednesday and England star Chris Waddle has backed Steve McClaren to keep an unchanged team for tomorrow's vital clash with Russia. He picked out Heskey as a star player, according to The Sun.

• LEICESTER City owner Milan Mandaric revealed he will this week speak to four candidates for the vacant manager's job at the Walkers Stadium. Former Blades boss Neil Warnock has been tipped as a possible choice.

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• WALES midfielder Jason Koumas has withdrawn from the squad to travel to Slovakia for tomorrow's Group D Euro 2008 qualifier in Trnava, says the BBC.

• SUNDERLAND boss Roy Keane is lining up a 2 million offer for QPR striker Dexter Blackstock in the January transfer window, reports The Mirror.

• DERBY County are at the centre of a 30 million takeover mystery, says The Sun.

• EMRE wants to quit Newcastle for Galatasaray, but will only get his wish if the Turkish club offer at least 3.5 million, says The Mirror.

• CHRIS Coleman is facing anxious times at Real Sociedad after fans of the Spanish club gave him a white hanky salute following the club's latest defeat.

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