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

The Sun

Dimitar Berbatov has handed Tottenham a transfer request in a bid to force through his dream move to Manchester United.

West Ham have not ruled out a sensational return for their old manager Harry Redknapp if the Hammers make a bad start to the season.

Coventry boss Chris Coleman has revealed new signing Clinton Morrison used to clean his boots at Crystal Palace and he always gave him a good tip.

The Mirror

Spurs are ready to clinch the signing of Russian star Andrei Arshavin this weekend to allow Dimitar Berbatov to head to Old Trafford.

Arsenal have opened talks with Liverpool on taking Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Emirates.

Everton boss David Moyes wants Manchester City's midfielder Michael Johnson to become his first signing of the summer.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has turned down Aston Villa's £9m bid for James Milner.

The Mail

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has not yet given up his pursuit of Croatian defender Vedran Corluka from Manchester City.

Sunderland have launched another bid to bring Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy to the Stadium of Light for £8.5m.

The Star

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has threatened to quit over the club's decision not to buy Gareth Barry.

Chelsea boss Big Phil Scolari accepts he will be axed if he doesn't win the Premier League this season.

The Independent

Newcastle have given striker Shola Ameobi permission to speak to Ipswich Town.

The Times

Hull boss Phil Brown has not abandoned hope of taking Frazier Campbell on loan from Manchester United.

Birmingham have dismissed speculation linking James McFadden with a move to Rangers.

Wigan Evening Post

Wigan Athletic winger Olivier Kapo has dismissed suggestions that he is unhappy at his new club, stating that he is looking forward to the new Premier League season

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday August 16 2008
Time: 9:55AM

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