The Rumour Mill - May 10

First published in Football transfer rumour mill

* TV chef and Norwich's joint majority shareholder Delia Smith is treating the club's promotion heroes to an end-of-season trip to Las Vegas.

* Sammy McIlroy, who has left his job as Morecambe manager, could be on the radar of his former club Stockport County. Meanwhile, Shrimps’ club captain Jim Bentley is the bookies’ favourite to land the Globe Arena job.

* Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp reckons Manchester City's summer transfer targets will "blow your brains out".

* Italian side Roma are lining up a move for Tottenham's 26-year-old midfielder Niko Kranjcar.

* Atletico Madrid manager Quique Sanchez Flores could replace Gerard Houllier at Aston Villa - if the Frenchman steps down following his recent health scare.

* Arsenal's summer transfer plans have suffered a setback after they were warned off trying to lure teenage midfield sensation Mario Goetze from Borussia Dortmund.

* Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has conceded the Gunners are crippled by psychological barriers when it comes to grinding out results and winning titles but believes the club can turn things round next season.

* Striker Tom Pope, who spent the bulk of last season on loan at Port Vale from Rotherham, is wanted by Vale and Shrewsbury.

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