Arsenal & Spurs chase Brazilian


The UEFA Euro 2012 final draw is set to take place in Kyiv today, with 16 teams waiting to find out who they will face in their groups.

England will be hoping to avoid the so called "group of death" - with Spain, Portugal and France potential opponents in their group.

Martin O'Neill looks set to become the next manager of Sunderland after a "fruitful" meeting with club owner Ellis Short on Thursday.

O'Neill will officially take the reigns on Monday, succeeding Steve Bruce who was sacked on Wednesday after a poor run of results.

Elsewhere today, the Barclays Premier League is preparing to pay tribute this weekend to Gary Speed, who passed away last week.

Transfer news

In today's transfer news, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are set for a bidding war over River Plate's Lucas Ocampos.

Tottenham Hotspur are facing competition from Barcelona for Sporting Lisbon defender Joao Pereira, 27.

And finally, Arsenal are weighing up a move for Leandro Damiao - though his £25m price tag could prove too steep.

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