By Ollie Irish
This morning’s shorts:
Manchester City are preparing a £50m summer swoop for Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas . So says the New of the World (makes timeless “must be true” gag). It’s a credible rumour, but only in as much as City have loads of cash and Fabregas is a brilliant young player who has proved himself in the Premier League.
Conclusion: Made-up nonsense, won’t happen.
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Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has given up on the fourth place he guaranteed . After failing to score at home against Fulham, Rafa said: “We have to keep going but they [Man City and Tottenham] have to make mistakes, two or three teams, and the difference is maybe too much now.”