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Barca swoop for Blues ace Luiz; Soccer Shorts.

BARCELONA have made an official bid for Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz.

But it's understood the Blues will turn the offer down as boss Jose Mourinho wants to keep the 26-year-old.

And Luiz signed a new five-year deal with the Stamford Bridge club just last September.

AIRISH winger James McClean looks set to join Wigan after Sunderland accepted an undisclosed bid for the 24-year-old.

McClean was linked with Celtic earlier this summer before the Hoops signed Derk Boerrigter from Ajax.

AANDY BARROWMAN is on the hunt for a new club after being left in limbo down south.

The former Dunfermline and Ross County striker turned down offers in Scotland to take a second week on trial with Fleetwood Town.

But the 28-year-old saw the vow of a deal reneged on when they spent their budget elsewhere.

Barrowman, who's attracting interest from Peterhead amongst others, said: "By the time I found out they'd bought a centre half and couldn't afford me, the teams up here who were interested had gone to Plan B."

ADUNFERMLINE midfielder Stephen Husband has suffered more disciplinary problems after copping a red card in an Under-20s match.

Husband played as an over-age player as the Pars wanted to give him some game time after missing the first two senior games through suspension.

But he saw red in the last minute of the 3-2 win over St Mirren and will now have to serve another two-game ban.

ARANGERS flop Alejandro Bedoya is set to join Nantes from Swedish side Helsingborgs.

AAYR boss Mark Roberts has revealed the injury that forced Martyn Campbell off in Tuesday's 2-1 League Cup defeat by Partick isn't serious.

The stopper has just returned from a year out with a knee problem but Roberts said: "This injury is nothing to do with his knee. It was a calf problem and he should be back after this weekend."

AALBION Rovers boss James Ward reckons he could have found a couple of new signings after Tuesday's friendly with Willie McStay's out-of-work players.

Rovers won 3-0 but Ward said: "We identified a couple of players we've expressed an interest in."

AFORMER Queen of the South winger Willie Gibson has joined up with ambitious English Northern League Division One side Celtic Nation.
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