Date: 2nd August 2008 at 9:23am
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Vital Wigan takes a quick look at the stories making the headlines of the sports pages in todays papers

The Times

Zenit St Petersburg still expect Tottenham to return with another bid for Russia striker Andrei Arshavin, despite the London side initially being put off by a £24m price tag.

Fulham are trying to renegotiate the transfer of Andrew Johnson after complications with the Everton striker’s medical.

Daily Mail

Jimmy Bullard’s Fulham future is in doubt after the club refused to discuss a contact extension.

Manchester United midfielder Lee Martin, a former loan signing at Bramall Lane, is still being tracked by Sheffield United.

Arsenal could be ready to hijack Liverpool’s quest for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry.

Daily Mirror

Newcastle look poised to sign Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabrizio Coloccini this weekend.

Blackburn boss Paul Ince will ask his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson if he can sign full-back Danny Simpson.

Bolton defender Jaroslaw Fojut is a shock target of Serie A club Napoli.

Bolton manager Gary Megson is planning a swoop for £3m-rated West Brom winger Jonathan Greening.

Crystal Palace are keen to sign Austrian striker Roman Kienast from Norwegian club Ham Kam.

Former Tottenham midfielder Teemu Tanio insists he was happy to swap London for Sunderland, insisting it’s lovely compared to his native Lapland

The Sun

Premier League new boys Hull are in talks with French defender Philippe Christanval, who was released by Fulham last season.

The Independent

Ipswich will be reviing their interest in Portsmouth midfit striker David Nugent, who cost £6m last summer.

Everton boss David Moyes is the bookies’ favourite to be the first Premier League boss to be sacked this season.

The Guardian

Celtic defender Bobo Balde is believed to be close to completing a free transfer to Sunderland.

Stoke City are interested in re-signing defender Danny Higginbotham, and Dean Whithead from Sunderland.

Wigan Evening Post

Amr Zaki is set to make his debut today for the Latics at Sheffield Wednesday

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