Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday August 24 2008
Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages this Sunday morning
News Of The World
Manchester United have made a £25m take-it-or-leave-it bid to Tottenham for Dimitar Berbatov.
Rafael Benitez is ready to bid £14m for Stewart Downing to solve Liverpool's left-side problem.
Sunderland are chasing Wolves' Wales star David Edwards.
Michael Owen is willing to let his Newcastle contract, which ends this season, run down as Newcastle want him to take a wage cut to stay.
Fulham are putting together a £2.5m move for Osasuna's Czech Republic midfielder Jaroslav Plasil.
Bolton boss Gary Megson has turned his attention back to Fulham's Jimmy Bullard after dropping plans to sign James Harper from Reading.
Blackburn must bid £6m if they hope to land Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant.
Everton's first signing of the summer could be Egyptian striker Emad Meteb, who plays for Al-Ahly.
West Ham staff will fly to Italy this week to attempt to lure Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah to Upton Park.
Portsmouth face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the signature of Lens defender Nadir Belhadj.
Arsenal could loan defender Johan Djorou to Rennes after signing Mikael Silvestre.
Rafa Benitez will this week make an official approach to Middlesbrough for Stewart Downing.
Chelsea's top spy Dave Worthington was last night running the rule over French midfield star Sofiane Feghouli of Grenoble
Blackburn boss Paul Ince is trying to hijack Chilean striker Sebastian Pinto's move to West Ham.
Bolton are weighing up a move for Cardiff's Joe Ledley. Wanderers boss Gary Megson wants the 21-year-old to link up with striker Johan Elmander
Hull midfielder Ryan France is wanted by Paul Sturrock's Plymouth Argyle - with a cut-price move on the cards.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws will try to convince Hull hero Dean Windass NOT to play in the Premier League. Laws wants to sign the charismatic striker, on loan if necessary.
Bolton's Heidar Helguson is wanted by Norwich. Glenn Roeder sees the Icelandic hit-man as the ideal foil for Jamie Cureton, although Bristol City and Charlton are still in the hunt.
Mail On Sunday
Newcastle are set to offer £12m for Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, if the Blues sign Robinho from Real Madrid.
Arsene Wenger has been told by Liverpool to stump up £16m if he wants Xabi Alonso.
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Date:Sunday August 24 2008
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