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28/08/2008 08:42

Papers: Dimi won't be cheap

Spurs sign Pavlyuchenko but won't let Berbatov join United on the cheap
Spurs last night insisted the £12million purchase of Roman Pavlyuchenko does not mean Dimitar Berbatov will be sold on the cheap. Spartak Moscow boss Valery Karpin yesterday confirmed they had accepted a bid for the Russia striker. He said: "If Roman agrees a contract then we are ready to let him go." Spurs insist Pavlyuchenko will be a replacement for Robbie Keane, not Berbatov. They want £32m for Berbatov but Manchester United have so far only offered £25m.
Neil McLeman, The Mirror

The Independent says Tottenham will not sell Berbatov unless they sign a second striker before the transfer deadline, with Pavlyuchenko's countryman Andrei Arshavin top of the Londoners' wish-list.

A modest Edwin van der Sar is quoted in the Daily Star as saying he does not mind that a lot of the focus after the Champions League final was on John Terry's penalty shoot-out miss, rather than his save from Nicolas Anelka.

Several papers cover the launch of United's new third kit, designed to celebrate 40 years since the Reds wore blue in becoming the first English team to win the European Cup.

A couple of days late, The Sun picks up on Rio Ferdinand's disparaging comments about United team-mate Anderson's new haircut.

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