Heinze told to stay away from Sunday’s game at Old Trafford


London : Here’s a sample of some of the gossip and transfer rumours from England’s newspapers Friday about Premier League clubs:

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Manchester United “rebel” Gabriel Heinze has been told to stay away from Sunday’s game against Reading at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool players have nicknamed manager Rafael Benitez ‘Max’ because they reckon his goatee makes him look like the character from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. (Sun)

Chelsea will step up their bid for Sevilla right-back Daniel Alves as soon as Arjen Robben completes his move to Real Madrid. (Independent)

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is set to join Birmingham on loan for the season. (Daily Mail)

Fulham defender Moritz Volz nearly missed a pre-season trip to Brighton because he got stuck in the toilet for 40 minutes. He was eventually rescued when his cleaner called a handyman. (Sun)

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn says if manager Roy Keane quits, he will go too. (Daily Mirror)

Albert Luque has told Newcastle United he wants to leave and is set to join Feyenoord or Levante. (Daily Mirror)

Eidur Gudjohnsen has rejected a move to West Ham even though Barcelona accepted an eight-million pound bid. (Sun)

Manchester City and Newcastle are also after the former Chelsea striker. (Independent)

West Ham United could move for Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano after his four-million pound move to Manchester City broke down. (Independent)

Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is still hoping to tie up a five-million pound deal for Livorno keeper Marco Amelia. (Daily Express)

Kasper Schmeichel could make a shock debut for Manchester City Saturday if the club do not wrap up a deal for Marco Amelia. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are set to sign Manuel Fernandes after Benfica accepted their six-million pound bid for a 50 percent stake. (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough is adamant they will not sell Yakubu. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur has made Portsmouth’s Matt Taylor a target but the club is asking for eight million pounds. (Sun)

Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon is set to miss England’s Euro 2008 qualifiers next month with a knee injury. (Daily Star)

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and Renault chief Flavio Briatore are set to buy Queens Park Rangers for 25 million pounds. (Daily Mail)

QPR boss John Gregory will get 10 million pounds to spend on players in January. (Times)