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Paper Talk: Callejon used as Bale bait

Real Madrid will use Jose Callejon as leverage in a player-plus-cash deal for Gareth Bale, while Arsenal have opened talks with Sunday Mba.

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Gareth Bale: Will he turn his back on Spurs this summer?

Gareth Bale: Will he turn his back on Spurs this summer?

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea are prepared to include goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in a deal for Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao as they look to beat Real Madrid and Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of the Colombian striker.

Meanwhile, the Blues have launched a probe into claims that Yossi Benayoun has been the target of anti-semitic chants from Chelsea fans.

Real Madrid will use winger Jose Callejon as leverage in a player-plus-cash deal for Tottenham's Gareth Bale.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is facing an eight-match ban for his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

Doomed QPR have told manager Harry Redknapp that no players will be sold this summer without his blessing.

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone admitted he may have to quit Spurs this summer - even if that means turning his back on the Champions League.

Aston Villa are set to release 33-year-old defender Richard Dunne on a free transfer in the summer.

Leeds will sign Nottingham Forest striker Billy Sharp in a £1.5m summer deal.

Birmingham have signed Scotland international Andrew Shinnie from Inverness on a pre-contract.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney says it was bitter rivals City who inspired Manchester United to their record 20th title.

Chelsea are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen for German international striker Andre Schurrle, who is rated at £25m.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has not forgiven Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for biting him on the arm at Anfield on Sunday.

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has no plans to quit the club despite being linked with Barcelona.

Arsenal have opened talks with Nigeria African Nations Cup hero Sunday Mba, 24, with the midfielder available for £700,000 from Warri Wolves.

Chelsea are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen for German international striker Andre Schurrle, who is rated at £25m.

Fulham have put a £4m price tag on 28-year-old goalkeeper David Stockdale, who is currently on loan at Hull City.

Reading striker Adam Le Fondre, 26, wants to quit the Royals and rejoin former boss Brian McDermott at Leeds.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool fear striker Luis Suarez will be hit with a 10-match ban for his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, wants to join Manchester City with Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs all interested.

DAILY MAIL

Sir Alex Ferguson vowed to carry on next season after leading Manchester United to their 12th Barclays Premier League title.

Claims have been made that Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and Liverpool's Luis Suarez had to be separated in the tunnel at half-time before the biting incident at Anfield on Sunday.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 27, has no intention of leaving the club for Barcelona this summer and has five years remaining on a six-year contract at City.

DAILY EXPRESS

Roma have joined Chelsea in the pursuit of Lyon's Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren, 23, who is rated at £8.5m and has also been targeted by AC Milan, Liverpool and Everton.

West Brom striker Shane Long, out of contract in 2014, is a target for Lazio, Sevilla, Hoffenheim and Schalke.

THE GUARDIAN

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has refused to accept Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's apology for biting him in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Anfield.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United won their 20th title race at a canter and were even able to ease up in the second half against an outclassed Aston Villa.

Bristol City have put a £2m price tag on winger Albert Adomah as they prepare for relegation to League One, with Cardiff City and Crystal Palace leading the chase.

THE INDEPENDENT

The Football Association may make an application to an independent regulatory commission to ban Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for as many as seven games - more than double the three-game tariff for violent conduct. Goalkeeper Joe Hart has hit out at his Manchester City team-mates for failing to kill off their game against Tottenham on Sunday.

THE TIMES

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has condemned Liverpool striker Luis Suarez as a serial offender who deliberately fouls opponents to gain an advantage.

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reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

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here seems to be little focus on the performance of Besiktas. They played very well and stopped Arsenal from playing. Credit has to go to their manager. As much as Arsenal didn't play too well, we kept a clean sheet, but the home side made it very difficult.

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