The Rumour Mill - May 12

First published in Football transfer rumour mill

Porto coach Andre Villas Boas has denied reports he is to move to Chelsea or Juventus.

Liverpool could offer Brad Friedel the chance to return to Anfield as the 39-year-old is out of contract with Aston Villa in the summer.

Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is being lined up to replace Neil Warnock as manager of Championship winners QPR.

Everton are eyeing up a summer loan swoop for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck Manchester City are also set to gazump Manchester United with a £20m bid for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.

Tottenham could be willing to let as many as nine players leave in the summer, with Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate and Roman Pavlyuchenko amongst the high profile names up for sale.

Lazio are lining up a £9m offer for Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.

Manchester United look to have beaten off competition from Arsenal and Bayern Munich for Lens teenage defender Raphael Varane.

Arsenal are ready to rekindle their interest in Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci, but face competition from Sevilla and Juventus to land him.

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