12pm Sports News: Featuring Rooney, Jovetic and McIlroy

A brief round up of the important stories from across the world of sport this lunch time.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has reiterated that Wayne Rooney is not for sale. Chelsea had a bid for the striker turned down, with United’s chief executive Ed Woodward sent home from the pre-season tour to hold talks with Rooney’s representatives, clarifying his position at the club.

Manchester City will make Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic their fourth major signing of the summer. Jovetic is due to undergo a medical at the club today ahead of a £22 million transfer. He was strongly tipped to join Arsenal earlier in the summer but is very close to completing his move to the former Premier League champions.

England start day two of the second Ashes Test on 289-7. Late wickets dragged the game back in Australia’s favour following a superb century from Ian Bell as well as good knocks from Jonathan Trott and Jonny Bairstow. England will be looking to get as close to 350 as possible in their first innings.

Zach Johnson currently leads the Open on five under par. It was an interesting first round, which has seen several players bunch up around Johnson but Rory McIlroy struggled, hitting eight over par and blaming the score on a lack of focus and clarity in his game.

Chris Froome has extended his lead in the Tour de France despite taking a 20 second penalty. Froome took food from a teammate in the final part of stage 18 as he was sapped of energy, but he still managed to extend his overall lead in the general classification to over five minutes.

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