Date:Tuesday August 12 2008
Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages this Tuesday morning
The Daily Star
Barcelona look set to block a move by Manchester United for Thierry Henry by playing the former Arsenal striker in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Spanish forward Silva has delivered a huge snub to Liverpool and Manchester United by insisting he will not move to the Premier League.
Magpies striker Shola Ameobi has begged Newcastle not to price him out of a move from the club.
Middlesbrough want an answer from Arsenal on their £3m bid for defender Justin Hoyte.
Premier League bosses want urgent talks with Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
Portsmouth's new defender Younes Kaboul claims he was convinced to play for the club over a cup of Moroccan tea with manager Harry Redknapp two years ago.
The Daly Mirror
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to land Spain's Euro 2008 star David Silva from Valencia.
Wigan boss Steve Bruce is set to snap up Ecuador midfielder Segundo Castillo.
Chelsea will step up their bid to land Real Madrid striker Robinho by upping their offer to £25m.
Roque Santa Cruz is set for crunch talks at Blackburn in an attempt to resolve his future as the striker wants to leave for Manchester City.
Liverpool will discover in the next 24 hours whether their move for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry has been scuppered.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez wants showdown talks with Liverpool's American owners in the hope of resurrecting the Barry deal.
Hull City have asked Roman Abramovich to help fund the deal for striker Claudio Pizarro, who earns £3m a year.
The Daily Mail
Chelsea's Joe Cole is demanding assurances over his future after Liverpool declared an interest in buying the midfielder.
Newcastle are closing in on a deal for Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock.
Birmingham winger Seb Larsson wants to join a Premier League side but Blues are refusing to let him leave.
Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has rejected a new contract, alerting interested clubs including Arsenal and Everton.
Tottenham striker Darren Bent could be a surprise inclusion in Fabio Capello's England squad to face Czech Republic on 20 August.
The Premier League will open an inquiry on Wednesday into Tottenham's claims Manchester United tried to unsettle Dimitar Berbatov.
West Ham, Bolton and Newcastle are battling to secure the signature of ex-Spain ace Diego Tristan.
Sunderland have launched a fresh bid for Leighton Baines from Everton for £6m.
Portsmouth are set to beat West Ham and Tottenham to sign Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah from Fenerbahce.
Manager Mark Hughes is set to quit as the Manchester City crisis threatens to spiral out of control.
Liverpool star Steven Gerrard texted a good luck message to fellow scouser David Price ahead of his Olympics boxing fight against Russia's Islam Timurziev.
Former Arsenal star Ian Wright said he would not blame Thierry Henry if he chose to join the Gunners' rivals Manchester United.
Manchester United are determined to complete the signing of Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov before the start of the season but relations between the two clubs remain frosty.
Arsenal and Everton have been told by Marseille that they need to pay £20m for midfielder Lorik Cana.
Spurs have dismissed talk of Manchester United moving for Thierry Henry and expect them to renew their interest in Berbatov.
Spurs are furious after Vedran Corluka's £5m move was called off at the last minute by Manchester City.
Hull's proposed move for Claudio Pizarro has stalled over the player's wages.
Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra, who is on bail for corruption charges in Thailand, was spotted shopping in Guildford on Monday.
Bayer Leverkusen have denied they are interested in Rangers forward Kris Boyd.
The Premier League is facing an unprecedented trial of its fit and proper persons test after arrest warrants were issued to Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
Wigan Evening Post
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Date:Tuesday August 12 2008
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