Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Friday August 1 2008
Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages in todays papers:
Tottenham's bid for Andrei Arshavin has stalled as Russian side Zenit St Petersburg want £24m, Spurs are offering £16m.
Everton boss David Moyes wants to get rid of left-back Leighton Baines just a year after signing him for £6m. Moyes wants to trade him for Blackburn's Stephen Warnock.
Blackburn boss Paul Ince reckons the signing of Chilean midfielder Carlos Villaneuva, 22, will help fans forget about the sale of David Bentley to Tottenham.
West Ham are close to signing Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka
Jimmy Bullard has dashed Wigan's hopes fo re-signing him by saying he is happy at Fulham.
Jens Lehmann has warned Emmanuel Adebayor he would be making a huge mistake if he left Arsenal this summer.
Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari insists owner Roman Abramovich has not ordered him to make the Blues play sexy football.
Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies will stun doctors by being fit for the new season after an Achilles operation in March.
Spurs have pulled out of a move for Real Zaragoza's Argentine striker Diego Milito.
Everton have enquired about the availability of Club America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, according to the player's agent.
Cristiano Ronaldo will tell Sir Alex Ferguson in person next week that he wants to join Real Madrid.
Portsmouth hope to conclude a deal for Tottenham centre-back Younes Kaboul in the next few days.
Chelsea are preparing a £25m swoop for Werder Bremen's Brazilian midfielder Diego.
Arsenal are closing in on a £10m deal for Udinese's Swiss midfielder Gohkan Inler.
Derby goalkeeper Stephen Bywater is on the brink of joining Spurs.
Real Madrid are set to offer forward Robinho a £16m tax-free five-year deal which he will sign, disappointing admirers Chelsea.
Andy Johnson's £12m move from Everton to Fulham has hit a snag after problems with the England striker's medical.
Crystal Palace are lining up a shock move for striker Jerson Dos Santos, who has just quit Sutton United after scoring 30 goals in his first season. He started playing football two years ago, there's hope for all of us.
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants to take Manchester United's French defender Mikael Silvestre on a year's loan.
Sunderland new boy El Hadji Diouf reckons he is just like his new gaffer: 'Everybody knows Roy Keane as a temperamental man and they know me like that as well,' said the Senegalese.
Gareth Barry believes his protracted £19m move from Aston Villa to Liverpool will be finalised over the weekend once Villa accept a restructured offer.
Bolton have rejected a £1.75m bid for defender Abdoulaye Meite.
Wolves have taken former Manchester City left-back Ben Thatcher on trial.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has dismissed rumours linking the Catalan club with a move for Juventus' French hitman David Trezeguet.
Portsmouth flop David Nugent is a £5m target for ambitious Ipswich
Bolton have rejected an ambitious £1.5m offer for striker Kevin Davies from Hull, who are also in talks with Ivan Campo.
Rangers boss Walter Smith is set to sign Cardiff's Dutch defender Glenn Loovens in a £2m deal.
Joey Barton could be hit with a 15-match ban by the Football Association after he was charged with violent conduct for his training ground attack on Ousmane Dabo last year.
New Spurs signing David Bentley says he wants to entertain the White Hart Lane faithful just like Paul Gascoigne used to.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp will not be moving to Russia to become the new boss of CSKA Moscow, according to the Fratton Park club.
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko will not return to the San Siro.
Wigan Evening Post
New loan signing Egyptian Amr Zaki is set to make debut for the Latics on Saturday at Sheffield Wednesday
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Date:Friday August 1 2008
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