Last updated : 15 August 2004 By Editor

This from The People:

Alan Shearer is the sensational target for Manchester United.

The SP has discovered a plot by Sir Alex Ferguson to bring Shearer to Old Trafford - if he is given any encouragement from the Shearer camp.

Newcastle will resist any bids, but patient Fergie wants the forward he rates among the 'all-time greats' - and reckons he could pull off a coup that would stun football.

The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Express say that SAF will go for Jermain Defoe

The Express say that wayne Rooney will sign a five year deal with Everton but that we will buy him at the end of the season.