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What the Papers Say: July 28-August 3

Posted on 3 August 2003  - 12:00

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Sunday
The NOTW and People both lead on the possible signing of Fredi Kanoute from West Ham, with Matthew Etherington going the other way. The Star and Express link us with Rivaldo, the NOTW say Neil Sullivan may be leaving, the People say PSV midfielder Mark van Bommel wants to join us.

Saturday
The Express, Mail, Guardian, Star and Mirror all mention the arrival of South African captain Mbulelo Mabizela. The Mirror and Mail quote PSV striker Mateja Kezman dismissing transfer link with us. Mirror also suggests Portsmouth are still after Darren Anderton.

Friday
The Mail, Independent and Star pick up on the news that the tube line is not to be extended to nearer the Lane, while a football finance report has Spurs in second place - profit-wise - over a ten year period. The Express, Mail, Guardian, Star and Mirror all have further mention of Mabizela and the Mirror and Mail quote PSV star Kezman dismissing link with club. The Mirror suggests that Harry Redknapp is still keen on Anderton for Portsmouth.

Thursday
Most of the papers catch up with the news that South African captain Mbulelo Mabizela returned with the squad on the flight from South Africa.

Wednesday
The papers report on our 2-0 defeat of Kaizer Chiefs out in South Africa and suggest that Jamie Redknapp will be the new captain of the club.

Tuesday
The Mail links us with a move for Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit, while the other papers report on Christian Ziege's operation.

Monday
Brief reports on our encounter with Orlando Pirates on Saturday, while the Express suggests that Rangers or Celtic are in the hunt for Sergei Rebrov.