Date: 16th July 2010 at 11:11am
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Arsenal and Tottenham are fighting it out for Ipswich’s Connor Wickham. The Daily Mail reckon they’re willing to pay £8m for the highly-rated 17-year-old striker, which just sounds bonkers.

Burnley’s Chris Eagles has turned down a move to Rangers after failing to agree personal terms (which is a polite way of suggesting he wanted more money than the Scottish ‘giants’ were prepared to pay). The two sides had previously agreed a fee for the former Manchester United winger, who will now team up with his Clarets team-mates for their tour of somewhere or other.

It hasn’t been the best 24 hours in the history of Glasgow Rangers Football Club. The Scotsman reckons the Gers are resigned to losing Kevin Thomson to Middlesbrough. The Daily Record reported on Tuesday that the two sides had agreed a £2m deal.

Speaking of Middlesbrough, Estonian winger Tarmo Kink is making ‘come and get eyes’ to wee Gordon Strachan, who is quickly scanning Wikipedia to find out if he has ever played for Rangers or Celtic before deciding whether to make his move.

Portsmouth’s official website claimed that a deal to take Stoke’s Ibrahima Sonko to Fratton on loan had been agreed. The only problem? Pompey are still working under a transfer embargo so the deal needs to be approved by the Football League.

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies, sick of losing his best players to Newcastle and injury, says he doesn’t want to lose any more. That should put people off.

Remember yesterday Leeds were linked with Hamilton midfielder James McArthur? So yeah, Simon Grayson doesn’t actually want him after all.

And finally, after offering the job to most passing vacuum cleaner salesmen Swansea City are finally set to announce former Watford and Reading boss Brendan Rodgers as their new manager today, says the Mail.

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