Bosingwa agent denies United deal
Jose Bosingwa's agent has dismissed rumours the Porto right-back has agreed terms with Manchester United. The 25-year-old Portugal international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the English press, but Rui Neno insists nothing has been agreed.
"There is not any sort of agreement with Manchester United," he told PA Sport. Neno claims no club has yet matched Porto's valuation of the player but reckons Bosingwa could be interested in a move.
"If any club bid the 30 million euros set by the club, I believe there might be agreement," he said.
Meanwhile, despite the closest title race in 40 years, Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has warned the Barclays Premier League is in danger of becoming “boring”. He told the Daily Mail: “It would be mad to say Newcastle will be in the top four next season. We are a million miles from them. The top four will be the same as this year but what I can say to our fans is we will try to get fifth and win the other league that is going on.”
The Sun report Premier League chiefs are minting two sets of winners’ medals and will use two trophies for Sunday’s final fixtures. The paper claim the real one will be at the JJB Stadium for United’s trip to Wigan, while a replica will be taken to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s clash with Bolton.
Rio Ferdinand’s interview in this month’s Inside United magazine has been widely reported, with The Mirror running his quotes on the current squad’s team spirit: “The team spirit is the best it’s been since I’ve been here. Obviously I can’t say what it was like before my time, but I’ve never known it any better. I can only assume the manager does extensive research into a player’s personality before signing him because we’ve not had one bad apple.”
Round up by Nick Coppack