SPORT UPDATE(27/07/2012)

Arsenal have targeted £20m-rated Santi
Cazorla, 27, as a central playmaker for next
term - and are still chasing Rennes midfielder
Yann M'Vila, 22, and 17-year-old Caen forward
M'Baye Niang.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AC Milan and Real Madrid are set to go head-to-head
in a battle to sign Manchester City's 24-year-old
defender Micah Richards.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool have moved a step closer to landing
21-year-old Bologna and Uruguay winger Gaston
Ramirez after his agent arrived in England for
Full story: Metro

Sao Paulo director Adalberto Baptista has said winger
Lucas Moura, a target for Manchester United, will not
be leaving the Brazilian club this summer.
Full story: talkSPORT

Another player not destined for the Premier
League is Barcelona midfielder Thiago
Alcantara, with his father insisting his son will
not be leaving the Nou Camp, and hoping he will
stay beyond 2015 when his current contract
Full story:

Chelsea could make their fourth big-money buy of the
summer after Marseille revealed that Spanish right-
back Cesar Azpilicueta, 22, could leave the club.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are likely to reject West Ham's £17m
bid for 23-year-old striker Andy Carroll.
Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile Swansea insist they will not definitely sell
Joe Allen to the Anfield club even if they meet the
£15m release clause in the midfielder's contract.
Full story: South Wales Evening Post

Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in
signing 21-year-old defensive midfielder Victor
Wanyama from Celtic.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has
rejected reports linking them with Manchester City's
27-year-old midfielder Nigel de Jong.
Full story: Metro

Brazil star Ganso, 22, is ready to snub interest
from Arsenal and AC Milan to stay at Santos -
despite failing to agree a new contract.
Full story: Metro

Everton hope to persuade Dutch international defender
John Heitinga to stay at Goodison despite a bid from
Turkish club Fenerbahce.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

West Brom are monitoring Villarreal's 25-year-
old Colombian international defender Cristian
Zapata, who is also thought to be a target for
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is considering £6m-
rated Ipswich defender Aaron Cresswell after
reportedly losing interest in signing Feyenoord's Dutch
international Ron Vlaar.
Full story: Express and Star

Rangers should today receive membership of
the Scottish FA, which will allow them to sign
Ian Black on a four-year-old deal, re-sign Andy
Little, while Craig Beattie is poised to commit
himself to the new club, which is also in talks
with Dean Shiels.
Full story: Daily Express

Scotland Under-21 midfielder Rhys McCabe has agreed
to join Sheffield Wednesday, with the Championship
newcomers offering defender Mark Reynolds in
exchange to Rangers.
Full story: Daily Express

Emmanuel Adebayor's proposed permanent
move to Tottenham could be in jeopardy again
after the striker allegedly demanded that
Manchester City pass the £5m fee straight to
Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says
responsibility for transfers lies with Football Director
Brian Marwood, and has urged him to make some
signings to improve the squad.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

Meanwhile, Vincent Kompany snubbed interest
from Real Madrid and Barcelona before signing
a record-breaking £60m contract with City.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Atletico Madrid will offer young midfielder Oliver
Torres a lucrative new contract to fend off interest
from Chelsea.
Full story: talkSPORT

England left-back Ashley Cole has still not been
offered a new deal by Chelsea - despite having
just one year left on his contract.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn are ready to take QPR to a tribunal after the
club's failed to agree a compensation package for 22-
year-old winger Junior Hoilett.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is convinced
new boss Brendan Rodgers can guide the club
back into the top four this season.
Full story: The Sun

Rangers could finally be awarded Scottish FA
membership - but only for one day - to allow them to
play Brechin City in Sunday's Ramsdens Cup game
while the new club come to an agreement with the
Scottish Premier League over media rights and
possible future sanctions because of unauthorised
players payments.
Full story: The Sun

Contracts will be signed with Sky and ESPN to
show 65 matches per season from the Scottish
Premier League and Third Division if Rangers
newco's Scottish Football Association
membership is approved later today.
The Herald

BT Vision has emerged as a shock potential new
broadcaster for the Scottish Premier League.
The Sun

Robbie Savage says his offer to play for the new
Rangers for free in Division Three would only be for
games not on a Saturday because of his media
Full story: Daily Record

Jim McInally says Rangers should snub Robbie
Savage's offer to play for the new club as the
retired midfielder could not compete in
Scotland's Division Three, the Peterhead
manager quoting former Kilmarnock midfielder
Stevie Murray saying of the Welsh international
that "he couldn't take a beach ball off me in a
telephone box".
Full story: Daily Record

Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes is flattered by interest
from Celtic but is concentrating on his career with
Huddersfield Town and has no thoughts of moving to
the Scottish champions.
Full story: Daily Express

Scottish duo Kim Little and Iffy Dieke were
joined by Welshmen Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy,
Neil Taylor and Joe Allen in not singing the
national anthem when they played for the Great
Britain football teams in their opening games at
the London Olympics.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
and his players took to the catwalk to try out
modelling for charity dinner and fashion show in
Full story: Daily Mirror

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