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Betting Update: Welbeck, Hulk, Frankel, McIlroy

by Sean Goff | August 22, 2012

Afternoon update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport

Football

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is about to break out the cheque book for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani in a £35m deal. If that fails to materialise the Blues will  rekindle their summer-long interest in Porto’s Hulk.

England international Danny Welbeck has signed a new four-year deal at Manchester United as he joins the burgeoning ranks of Old Trafford strikers.

That may be bad news for Portuguese winger Nani though who will not be offered a new deal and could be sidelined by Sir Alex Ferguson if he doesn’t move on quickly as United try to perfect the 1-4-6 system.

Spurs’ captain-in-waiting Michael Dawson looks set for a shock £9m move across London to QPR who are buying all round them in the wake of their 5-0 thrashing by Swansea last Saturday.

The money will come in handy for AVB as Tottenham are reportedly on the brink of signing £20m-rated Brazilian striker Willian (24) from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Racing

Frankel will be all the rage in a couple of hours time at York but he won’t be  a working-man’s price. To combat this Paddy Power has a distance special that allows you to bet on how far Henry Cecil’s colt will win by. There’s also a ‘betting without Frankel’ market.

Money-back special: If your horse finishes second in the 2pm at York Paddy Power will refund your losing single stake.

Mobile & Text Exclusive: If your selection finishes second to Main Sequence at York (3.05pm) Paddy Power will refund your losing single stake. (T&Cs apply)

Racing this afternoon comes from York, Kempton, Lingfield, Newton Abbot and Bellewstown.

Golf

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods go head-to-head tomorrow and Friday in the Barclays Championship and Paddy Power will refund all losing first-round leader bets if EITHER Woods or McIlroy leads after the opening day. The pair currently the betting at 15/2 with Paddy Power.

Meanwhile at Gleneagles, European Ryder Cup vice-captain Thomas Bjorn defends his title in the Johnnie Walker Championship where Francesco Molinari heads the betting at 10/1.

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