That was the Weekend that was: Rumours - Unsettled Rivaldo `is United target'

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WHILE THE Sunday Mirror says the Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta remains their top transfer target - ahead of Brazil's Rivaldo - both the People and News of the World report a stepping-up of United's interest in the latter, who has apparently fallen out with the Barcelona coach, Louis van Gaal. The News of the World reckons United's board have already given approval to an pounds 18m transfer fee.

Having made emotional compromises to accept George Graham as manager, Tottenham fans may have to endure such agonies all over again if the Mirror's spies are correct - they reckon Tony Adams could end 17 years at Highbury by joining his old manager as player-coach at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham and Villa are on the trail of the 20-year-old Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, says the People. Meanwhile, the NOTW links Villa with Molde's Norwegian Under-21 forward, Magne Hoseth.

Leicester City's search for a striker could end with Bristol Rovers' Jason Roberts (Mirror) or Fulham's Geoff Horsfield (People).

The West Bromwich manager, Brian Little, could soon have a substantial transfer kitty at his disposal if Parma make a pounds 5m move for the 19-year- old midfielder Enzo Maresca (NOTW).

The teenager, former captain of Italy's Under-18 side, is highly regarded in his native country, even though Albion signed him on a free transfer from Cagliari.