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Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages this Tuesday morning

The Sun

Manchester United will try to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to stay one more season by promising to then let him go for £65m.

Tottenham are ready to smash the British transfer record in a £32m swoop for Valencia's David Villa and will sell Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United to fund the move

Newly-promoted West Brom will try and land midfielder Michael Tonge from Sheffield United with a £2m offer.

Eduardo hopes to play for Arsenal before Christmas as he continues his recovery from a horror leg break last February.

The Mirror

Sources close to Ronaldo say he is refusing to return to Manchester United to discuss his future with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Liverpool are expected to raise £18m to buy Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry by the end of the week.

Sunderland manager Roy Keane is on the verge of completing an £8.5m swoop for Manchester United striker Louis Saha.

Portsmouth plan to sign Nicky Shorey from Reading and Tottenham's Younes Kaboul.

Hull are set to make a bid for Benfica's Portuguese striker Ariza Makukula.

Everton are ready to agree a compromise deal to ease through Andy Johnson's move to Fulham after the London club refused to meet the £13m asking price.

Ipswich and Hull are both chasing the signature of former Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo.

FA chiefs are set for another showdown with the Premier League over plans for an international round of matches during a winter break starting in January 2011.

Liverpool fans have been voted the most attractive in football with Portsmouth's blue army taking the dubious honour of worst looking.

Daily Star

Everton are sizing up a cut-price £1.5m deal for Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith.

Tottenham look set to splash more cash as they are on the verge of a shock £9.5m move for Manchester City defender Vedran Corluka.

Daily Mail

Tottenham set their sights on Real Zaragoza keeper Cesar Sanchez, who is available for a nominal fee.

Zenit St Petersburg will open talks with Andrei Arshavin's agent to try and resolve the striker's proposed move to Tottenham.

QPR chairman says he will use his links at Real Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus and 'other top clubs' to bring the best players to the London club.

The Guardian

Aston Villa are targeting Middlesbrough defender Luke Young.

Indian mobile phone company Reliance Communications denied claims that owner Anil Ambani was planning to buy Newcastle.

The Telegraph

Arsenal are set to increase their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red.

Experts on the sub-continent say Ambani could make an investment using his personal wealth to buy Newcastle

The Times

Robinho, the Real Madrid and Brazil forward, says he is mulling over offers from several clubs, including Chelsea.

Daily Express

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has cooled speculation that the club could be sold after revealing he has received no firm offers.

Sir Alex Ferguson prevailed in the father-son battle as his Manchester United side beat son Darren's Peterborough team 2-0.

West Ham say they will retire the number six shirt worn by former England captain, the late Bobby Moore.
The Independent

The FA will crack down on player misbehaviour launching its campaign of 'Respect' for officials.

Wigan Evening Post

Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has given Latics a pre-season injury scare after an old back problem flared up.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday August 5 2008
Time: 9:40AM


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