Reported speech, need help

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    gigi

    "You must beleive that I didn't know it was stolen", he said.

    Is it reported as claim?

    He claimed not to know it had been stollen

    ?

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    dave

    im not an english teacher, but i think its: He claimed that I must have blieved he hadn't known that had been stolen.

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    gigi

    thank you,dave but don't you think that's rather too sophisticated ? ))
    is the following possible,

    He claimed that I must beleive that he didn't know it'd been stolen

    ?

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    Арина

    He asked: "Who knows the willism playwriting?"

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    Кристина

    "I am sorry .What's matter ?",he asked."I haven't been sleeping very well the last two or three nights,"she said calmy.