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Posted by Dale Johnson on 08/23/2009

The Joleon Lescott saga appears to be drawing to a cloase... or so we thought.

The Sunday Mirror today claims that Everton are to report Mark Hughes' club to the FA for making an illegal approach to the central defender - and will demand points are docked.

The paper reports that Everton have complied a dossier to present to the powers that be.

An amazing story in the News of the World, which claims Chelsea were involved in a huge punch up during a friendly game at their training ground. The game was "abandoned after just 35 minutes amid amazing scenes. Players, coaches and officials from Chelsea's reserve team and United Arab Emirates side Al Alhi traded blows for five minutes."

Seriously, read this story - it's a classic!

Plenty of rumours about the future of Cesc Fabregas this summer, but now the News of the World has an EXCLUSIVE that the Gunners are to open contract talks to tie their skipper to the club.

Arsene Wenger may be happy with his squad, but Andrei Arshavin thinks the club still need to strengthen to be true challengers. There's an interview in the Sunday Times.

One Arsenal target, Brede Hangeland, could now be staying at Fulham. He says in the News of the World that he does not plan to leave Craven Cottage during this window.

The News of the World says that Wayne Rooney will be offered a staggering contract to make him one of the best paid players in the league.

Harry Redknapp has certainly splashed the cash in the past seven months, and now the Sunday Mirror claims he will spend more by plucking Joe Cole from Chelsea. Will the former Hammers be reunited? The People disagrees, reporting a new contract for the player.

The News of the World links Spurs with Celtic stars Aiden McGeady and Scott Brown.

And if they are coming in, then the News of the World thinks that Jermaine Jenas could be on his way out. It is claimed that Martin O'Neill wants to take him Aston Villa for £12m.

But it's different at Chelsea, with Carlo Ancelotti telling the Mail on Sunday that there will be no more new faces at the Bridge. The People disagrees, claiming the Blues will spend £42m on Sergio Aguero.

There were rumours last week, again, that Rafael Benitez was about to walk out of Liverpool as he struggled to get funds for transfers. Now Rafa has again denied it, telling the Sunday Mirror: "I can tell everyone that my commitment to the club is still there."

Disappointing news from Upton Park surrounding one-time England international Dean Ashton. The Sunday Mirror reveals that Dean Ashton is set to announce his retirement from the game, aged just 26, due to a degenerative ankle problem.

Could Nicky Butt be heading back to the Premier League? The News of the World says that Burnley are interested.

The fire sale looks set to continue at Portsmouth, with now their only remaining good player on the market. Pompey are ready to take £8m from anyone will to pay, says the Sunday Mirror.

The Mail on Sunday claims that Pompey are now having to restructure debts to players and agents.

But Portsmouth could be set to had a contract to Henri Camara, says the News of the World.

The News of the World tips Hull City to splash out £4m on Leicester City's Matty Fryatt.


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