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Wigan Athletic - Whats in the Sunday Papers?

Wigan Athletic - Whats in the Sunday Papers?

Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages in Sundays papers

Wigan Evening Post

Amr Zaki made it a perfect debut for Wigan Athletic as he netted in the last minute to give Latics a narrow win at Sheffield Wednesday.

News of the World

Real Madrid are preparing a final bid of £60m for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tottenham midfielder Aaron Lennon is set to reject a move to Newcastle.

Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari expects midfielder Frank Lampard to sign a new contract with the Blues.

Portsmouth are losing interest in Younes Kaboul because of Spurs' £7m valuation.

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill believes midfielder Gareth Barry will join Liverpool.

Tottenham look set to fail with an £18m bid for West Ham striker Dean Ashton, who the Hammers insist is not for sale.

Everton manager David Moyes will bid £3m for Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.

Bolton have tried to negotiate a deal for Jonathan Greening from West Brom in part exchange for Abdoulaye Meite.

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes will try to persuade former club Blackburn to sell him striker Roque Santa Cruz at a price of £12m.

Blackburn will bid £3m for Oldham's Neal Eardley.

West Brom have tabled a bid of £2m for Sheffield United midfielder Michael Tonge.

Celtic defender Bobo Balde is being chased by Birmingham and Sunderland.

Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is interested in signing Southampton winger Nathan Dyer.

Birmingham are close to signing Spartak Moscow striker Quincy Owusu-Abeyie on loan.

Cardiff are on the verge of agreeing a deal for Wolves striker Jay Bothroyd.

Swansea and Nottingham Forest are in a battle to sign Walsall goalkeeper Clayton Ince.

Chesterfield want Spurs striker Andrew Barcham, but face competition for him from Bournemouth.

Hull City are offering former Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo a £500,000 bonus to join them and keep them in the Premier League.

Newcastle are at the centre of a £260m takeover battle between two of Asia's richest companies.

West Ham will retire Bobby Moore's number six shirt for good next week.

Mail on Sunday

Tottenham must pay £19m to sign Zenit St Petersburg striker Andrei Arshavin as well as make him the highest-paid player in the world.

Scolari is also confident Didier Drogba will agree a new contract, which will see the striker pick up £100,000 a week.

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson wants Everton striker Andy Johnson but for less than the £10.5m asking price

Newcastle want to sign Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos and have been told he will cost them £10m or £7m plus goalkeeper Shay Given.

Burnley and Crystal Palace are battling it out to sign Scottish striker Kevin Kyle.

Celtic are on the verge of signing Barcelona wonderkid Marc Crosas in a £2million deal.

The Sunday People

Tottenham have made an £18million bid for former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan.

Didier Drogba is set to be offered a staggering four-year deal worth £25million to stay at Chelsea.

Rio Fredinand believes the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov at Manchester United will unleash the REAL Wayne Rooney.

Sunday Telegraph

Ronaldo will demand to be allowed to move to Real when he returns to United on Tuesday.

Sunday Express

Arsenal will attempt to lure Gareth Barry to north London.
Referee Uriah Rennie has refused to be 'pensioned off' by the Premier League, who had said he was non longer required at the age of 48. The Sheffield official appealed against the ruling and won his case.

The Sunday Mirror

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has ended speculation about his immediate future by agreeing to sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday August 3 2008
Time: 10:57AM

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