Football: Stevens set for Tranmere

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The Independent Online
GARY STEVENS, the former Everton and England right- back, yesterday moved a step nearer a return to Merseyside when the Scottish champions, Rangers, agreed a price of pounds 350,000 for his transfer to Tranmere Rovers.

One pounds 350,000 deal that was rubber-stamped yesterday was Peter Butler's from West Ham to Notts County.

Arsenal will play their Cup- Winners' Cup second-round first-leg tie against Brondby away in Copenhagen on 20 October after requesting that their legs be reversed because of potential trouble among travelling fans. Chelsea were due to play abroad, in Vienna, on the same night as Arsenal.

The Arsenal striker Ian Wright has avoided a three- match suspension, the Football Association confirmed, after his booking against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Wolves winger Tony Daley has resumed training after a knee operation two months ago while Sheffield Wednesday's new Swedish international Klas Ingesson is expected to be out for six weeks following a stomach operation.

Milan's Franco Baresi has announced his retirement from international football. Baresi, 34, won 81 caps for Italy.

Thirty-four Italian clubs are under investigation by a police financial unit after allegations of tax irregularities.

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