Thursday media watch [26.07.12 PM]: Defender attracts interest
Sky Sports: Paul Jewell has vowed to hang on to defender Aaron Cresswell despite reports linking him with a move away from Portman Road. The 22-year-old established himself as a regular in his first season with Ipswich Town and became a fans' favourite after scoring a late winner against neighbours Peterborough in March.
BBC Sport: Ipswich boss Paul Jewell wants to keep defender Aaron Cresswell at the club despite reports that Aston Villa want to sign him. Jewell admitted there had been an enquiry from the Premier League club about the 22-year-old's availability.
Best Of The Rest
BBC Sport: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new six-year contract with the Premier League champions. The 26-year-old Belgian international joined City from Hamburg in August 2008 and last season led the club to their first league title since 1968.
Sky Sports: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is keeping quiet over the potential signing of Arsenal captain Robin van Persie ahead of Friday's pre-season friendly with the Gunners in China. City have been linked with the Dutch striker for much of the summer, although there have been reports that Mancini was told he must sell before making additions to his squad.
BBC Sport: Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce hopes the Olympic football event will lead to the team playing at future Games. Team GB play their opening group match against Senegal at Old Trafford on Thursday, the first Olympic appearance by a British football team since 1960.
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