Last updated : 05 August 2004 By editor

The Spanish side Levante, who claimed to have agreed a loan deal with us for Diego Forlan, have targeted old SOP himself – Alan Shearer. They want him on a two-year deal. Surely he wouldn’t go now and deny Old Trafford one last chance to say goodbye.

The Sun show how classy they are by publishing a story about Gary Neville’s girlfriend cheating on him. The gloating and smug style of reporting of the story is enough to make anyone sick. Remind me why this is the top selling newspaper in the country.

The broadsheets all report that Sven will most likely still be England manager after the FA committee meet later today.

Monaco are apparently targeting Nicolas Anelka.

Irish side Shelbourne managed to pull off an amazing upset by beating Hajduk Split 2-0 last night to record an overall victory of 4-3 on aggregate. Their reward is a third round qualification tie against Deportivio La Coruna.