Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday August 17 2008
Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages this Sunday morning
News of the World
Chelsea have made a new £23.6m bid for Brazil star Robinho. That's £5m more than their previous offer, but still way below Real Madrid's £35m asking price.
Newcastle will try and bring Real Madrid's out-of-favour Argentine striker Javier Saviola to St James' s Park on loan.
Sunderland have tabled an £8m bid for West Ham centre-half Anton Ferdinand. The 23-year-old recently turned down the offer of a new contract at Upton Park.
Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso is determined to leave Liverpool following Rafa Benitez's very public pursuit of Gareth Barry.
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is poised to sign Mikael Silvestre from Manchester United.
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp expects to land Algeria left-back Nadir Belhadj from French side Lens.
Premier League chief Richard Scudamore admits the 39th game idea 'may not happen in my lifetime'.
Frank Lampard says he decided to snub a move to Italy after receiving a letter from West Ham fans urging him to stay strong after the death of his mother.
Spurs have lined up Michael Owen as a replacement for Dimitar Berbatov, who is expected to move to Manchester United before the transfer window closes.
Aston Villa will test Chelsea's resolve to hang on to Joe Cole by offering £10m for the England midfielder this week.
The Premier League will tell Thaksin Shinawatra to sell Manchester City if corruption charges go ahead against him in Thailand
Luiz Felipe Scolari told Roman Abramovich he would only become Chelsea's manager on condition they sign midfielder Deco.
Tottenham are set to pull out of the race to sign Andrei Arshavin after being priced out by Zenit St Petersburg
West Ham's bosses have decided they want Harry Redknapp to return to Upton Park.
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is lining up a move for Manchester Uniteds Mikael Silvestre.
Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan is ready to sign Hamburg's giant Cameroon left-back Thimothee Atouba.
Reading boss Steve Coppell is making a £2.5million move for Southampton's highly-rated midfielder Andrew Surman
Derby midfielder Eddie Lewis is set to return to the United States to link up with David Beckham at LA Galaxy.
Wigan Evening Post
Wigan Athletic striker Amr Zaki opened his Premier League account but it wasn't enough as Steve Bruce's side went down to a narrow defeat at West Ham
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Date:Sunday August 17 2008
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