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THE TIMES

Andy Carroll has failed to push through his £100,000-a-week wage demands despite agreeing a six-year contract with West Ham.

Barcelona are monitoring Juan Mata's position at Chelsea and may make a bid for the Spanish midfielder.

Gareth Southgate is the odds-on favourite to replace Stuart Pearce as the next England U21 head coach.

THE SUN

West Ham have smashed their transfer record to capture Andy Carroll in a deal worth £55m.

Newcastle have lurched closer to meltdown after Alan Pardew snubbed his new boss Joe Kinnear.

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as England U21 boss.

Manchester United have emerged as favourites to sign Barcelona's Spanish wonderkid Thiago Alcantara.

Chelsea's Kevin De Bruyne wants to quit Chelsea for Germany with Borussia Dortmund keen on a move for the Belgian.

Cesc Fabregas says Real Madrid would be foolish to bid £100m for Gareth Bale.

Shola Ameobi is to be offered the chance to join Birmingham and call time on his 13-year career at Newcastle.

Jermaine Pennant has become Mark Hughes' first signing at Stoke.

Scott Sinclair is to be given a Manchester City lifeline by new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

New Wigan boss Owen Coyle is to make a loan swoop for Manchester United's Nick Powell.

Luis Alberto is set to become Liverpool's third signing of the summer after they made a £5m bid for the Sevilla midfielder.

QPR are set to land Newcastle's Danny Simpson on a free transfer.

Southampton starlet James Ward-Prowse is likely to join Bournemouth on a season-long loan.

Fulham, Swansea and Norwich are fighting over Birmingham midfielder Nathan Redmond.

Norwich and Crystal Palace are trailing Brighton's Liam Bridcutt.

Crystal Palace lead the chase for Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Max Gradel will snub Cardiff to stay at St Etienne.

Barcelona's Ibrahim Afellay has put Spurs and Liverpool on alert as he says he fancies the Premier League.

Southampton are losing a batttle to sign Joan Verdu from Espanyol.

DAILY MIRROR

Alan Pardew has asked Joe Kinnear to cut out the rants after being told he must report to Newcastle's new director of football.

Andy Carroll has texted his West Ham team-mates to tell them he is rejoining them next season.

Juan Mata is the shock £30m target for Barcelona because they believe he has fallen out with Jose Mourinho.

West Ham are refusing to give up on landing Romelu Lukaku on loan next season.

Real Madrid have stepped up ttheir bid to land £85m Gareth Bale by reserving the number 11 shirt for him.

Chelsea will hold crunch talks with Napoli in the next 24 hours to try and bring Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge.

Fulham want Liverpool's Andre Wisdom on loan next season.

Fabio Capello is the shock new favourite for the PSG job.

Owen Coyle is lining up old Burnley duo Martin Paterson and Chris McCann as he starts to rebuild Wigan's squad.

DAILY MAIL

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will not be forced out by the arrival of Joe Kinnear.

Everton are to revive their interest in FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer.

Leeds are in talks over a season-long loan for Bolton defender Matt Mills.

Liverpool have made a £5m bid for Porto forward Christian Atsu.

QPR are to sign Newcastle defender Danny Simpson.

Andy Carroll has signed for West Ham after completing a stringent medical.

DAILY EXPRESS

Gareth Southgate is favourite to be the new England U21 coach after Stuart Pearce was sacked.

DAILY STAR

Alan Pardew has vowed to win his power struggle with Joe Kinnear at Newcastle.

Edinson Cavani is set to snub Manchester City in favour of Real Madrid.

Andy Carroll is set to finally wrap up his £15.5m move to West Ham.

Fulham are ready to rival Sunderland for Tottenham's £4m-rated Scott Parker.

Fernando Torres admits he has been a Chelsea flop.

Jermaine Pennant has signed a new one-year contract at Stoke.

Nathan Redmond is moving closer to the exit door at Birmingham.

Crystal Palace are leading the chase for Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Gareth Southgate and Peter Taylor will both be considered by the FA as potential successors to Stuart Pearce as England U21 head coach.

Alan Pardew wants reassurances that Joe Kinnear will not heap further embarrassment on Newcastle.

Andre Villas-Boas has turned down the chance to be PSG head coach and will stay at Tottenham.

Aston Villa will demand £8m for Darren Bent.

Micah Richards will open talks with Manchester City over a new four-year deal.

Seville midfielder Luis Alberto is expected to complete a £5m move to Liverpool in the next 48 hours.

Andy Carroll's £15m move from Liverpool to West Ham is expected to be confirmed today.

Jermaine Pennant has been offered a one-year deal at Stoke by new boss Mark Hughes.

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e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

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toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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