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Elsewhere, The Daily Star report United Arab Emirates club Al Shabab have gone cold on the prospect of signing released Reds striker Michael Owen. Owen's agent will apparently fly to the UAE for talks with the club, but a club official said: "He’s not one of our options. He’s 32 and he only played a handful of matches last season."
There's plenty of column inches dedicated to Wayne Rooney today - mainly due to the comments directed at him by former England boss Fabio Capello. The Italian suggested Rooney only plays well for Manchester United: cue current Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson labelling it a "cheap shot".