Giggs named as GB skipper, Park on way out and Rodgers goes for Borini
Ryan Giggs has been made captain of Team GB for the upcoming Olympics, according to the BBC.
Despite there being several viable candidates, Stuart Pearce believes the veteran Welshman is the "standout captain."
The 38-year-old, who scored 24 fantasy football points last season for Manchester United, told the BBC that it was a "tremendous honour to be captain."
Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News is reporting that Giggs' United team-mate Ji-Sung Park is on the verge of joining QPR for £2million after being "swayed by their ambitious plans."
The South Korean joined the Red Devils from PSV Eindhoven for £4million in 2005, but has found a regular starting place hard to come by as of late.
He scored just 12 fantasy football points in 10 games last season.
Elsewhere, Sky Sports is reporting that Didier Deschamps has been named as the new manager of France, replacing Laurent Blanc after a difficult Euro 2012 campaign.
Despite captaining France to their World Cup 1998 and Euro 2000 wins, Deschamps will be taking over a "troubled squad", four of whom are waiting to be disciplined for bad behaviour at the Euros.
Tottenham look set to replace Ledley King by finally completing the signing of Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen from Ajax for £9.5million, according to the Evening Standard.
The Eredvisie’s player of the year was being chased by Spurs before new manager Andre Villas-Boas took charge, and will join fellow new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson at the London club.
Finally, the Telegraph is reporting that Brendan Rodgers is set to make his first foray into the transfer market as Liverpool boss by signing co-owned Roma and Parma forward Fabio Borini.
Rodgers managed Borini for a short period both in the Chelsea academy and at Swansea, and the Northern Irishman sees the Italian as an ideal signing.
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