Date: 14th August 2008 at 9:48am
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Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages this Thursday morning

The Sun

Manchester City have made a £12m bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz.

Chelsea will increase their efforts to sign Real Madrid forward Robinho after midfielder Frank Lampard signed a new contract.

Arsenal are targeting Ipswich youngster Danny Haynes.

The Mirror

Tottenham will make Manchester United pay £32m for Dimitar Berbatov after being infuriated by claims that they were on the brink of completing a deal.

Midfielder Gareth Barry is ready to abandon his dream move to Liverpool by playing for Aston Villa in the Uefa Cup.

Blackburn Rovers have made a surprise move for Fulham left-back Paul Konchesky.

Everton boss David Moyes is furious after a loan move for CSKA Moscow’s Vagner Love collapsed amid claims he was misled by agents.

The Mail

Everton are attempting to hijack Newcastle United’s proposed loan move for Juventus midfield man Tiago.

Aston Villa have made a £9m bid for Newcastle United winger James Milner.

Spurs are plotting to bring Sevilla striker Freddie Kanoute back to White Hart Lane and have stepped up their bid for Zenit St Petersburg’s Andrei Arshavin as they prepare for Berbatov’s departure.

Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince wants to strengthen his squad by signing Torino’s midfield man Vince Grella.

West Brom are in talks with West Ham in a bid to clinch a loan deal for defender James Collins.

Daily Star

Rangers are one of four clubs chasing Palermo’s Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano. The Ibrox club have tabled a £4m bid for the player who has also attracted interest from Newcastle, Fulham and Blackburn.

Motherwell have made a bid to loan defender Andy Webster from Rangers until January.

Celtic are in negotiations with Wolfsburg as they bid to bring German international defender Alexander Madlung to Parkhead.

Newcastle United’s summer signing Jonas Gutierrez has yet to receive international clearance and may miss their opening fixture at Manchester United.

The Times

Ipswich Town and Norwich City are battling to sign Newcastle United’s Shola Ameobi.

The Guardian

Rangers could move for Birmingham City’s Scotland star James McFadden to appease fans angry at the departure of Carlos Cuellar and their exit from Europe

Wigan Evening Post

Titus Bramble hopes Latics can carry on this season where they left off last term.

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