Football news – green light for Liverpool’s new stadium, Arsenal reveal summer transfer plans, Wenger angry over Fabregas tap-up claims, Man City approach Scolari,

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7th, May 2008

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Liverpool’s revised plans for its Stanley Park stadium (pictured) have been approved by the city council, at last. Anfield will now be redeveloped as a car park, sports centre and hotel. [BBC]
Arsene Wenger reveals summer spending plans – he wants a centre-back and a creative midfielder. Any suggestions? [F365]


Real Madrid step up interest in Cesc Fabregas, saying they will pay up to £35m for the Spanish star. Arsene Wenger not amused. [Mirror]
Thaksin Shinawatra has given his approval for a £3.2m annual pay packet for Luis Felipe Scolari, but the current Portugal boss is reluctant to commit to a new job before the end of Euro 2008. [Guardian]
Portsmouth have revealed that Sol Campbell will leave the club this summer. Sol may be replaced by Benfica defender Luisao in a £12million deal. [Teamtalk]
Michael Ballack will be rewarded with a new three-year contract by Chelsea in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the second half of their season. [Times]

Avram Grant
is happy to step aside and let Frank Rijkaard take his job as Chelsea boss. [The Sun]

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