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Manchester United are ready to make a massive £60million offer for Gareth Bale and Sunderland after considering a move for Raul Meireles.

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THE SUN

Jose Mourinho will keep battling to sign Wayne Rooney - even though Manchester United told the Chelsea boss to forget it.

Arsene Wenger last night insisted Arsenal can meet Wayne Rooney's wage demands.

Alvaro Negredo will sign the "contract of his life" at Manchester City.

Christian Benteke is heading for an explosive showdown with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud has urged Arsenal to step up their pursuit of Luis Suarez.

Papiss Cisse's future at Newcastle is in doubt after he pulled out of the club's tour of Portugal.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is kick-starting his clear-out after chopping eight players for their pre-season trip to Austria.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United are ready to make a massive £60million offer for Gareth Bale.

Jose Mourinho last night insisted Wayne Rooney is Chelsea's only striker target as the Blues went to war with Manchester United over the England man.

Spain striker Alvaro Negredo wants to take his career to the next level by joining Manchester City.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is ready to sign Burnley hot-shot Charlie Austin in a £2.5million deal - and pair him with Gary Hooper.

Arsenal could miss out on Gonzalo Higuain after Napoli opened talks with the striker.

Papiss Cisse will be sold after his relationship with Newcastle completely broke down.

DAILY STAR

Wayne Rooney is heading to Chelsea for £25million.

Papiss Cisse is ready to quit Newcastle after refusing to train with the club because of their sponsor.

Stewart Downing still has a future at Liverpool after talks with Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers.

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is trying to hijack Arsenal's pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain by outbidding them.

DAILY MAIL

Jose Mourinho declared Wayne Rooney his only major transfer target of the summer as a row erupted spectacularly between Manchester United and Chelsea.

Alvaro Negredo will complete his £24.5million move from Sevilla to Manchester City after having a medical today.

Sunderland are considering a move for former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles, 30, who is unsettled at Fenerbahce.

DAILY EXPRESS

Jose Mourinho yesterday declared it was "Wayne Rooney or bust" after Chelsea's £20million offer for the England striker was rejected by Manchester United.

Papiss Cisse's Newcastle future is in doubt as the row over Wonga threatens to turn nasty.

Manchester City are set to take their summer spending to £90million in the next 48 hours by completing deals for Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic.

Arsenal risk losing out on Gonzalo Higuain after Napoli joined the race for the striker.

Fulham are preparing a £1.5m offer for West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

Feyenoord are trying to sign Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi.

THE TIMES

Chelsea and Manchester United are set for a protracted wrangle over Wayne Rooney after Jose Mourinho confirmed last night that the England striker is his sole attacking transfer target.

Papiss Demba Cisse's position at Newcastle United is becoming increasingly untenable after the Senegal forward failed to travel with his team-mates to their training camp in Portugal because of his reluctance to wear Wonga-branded playing kit.

Arsenal received a blow in their bid to sign Gonzalo Higuain last night after they and Napoli were told that the Argentina forward would cost 40 million euros (about £37million).

THE INDEPENDENT

Chelsea and Manchester United are at loggerheads over the future of Wayne Rooney, with the London club issuing a statement to confirm they had bid for the player - and to deny that they had offered either David Luiz or Juan Mata as part of the deal.

THE GUARDIAN

Jose Mourinho has stated that Wayne Rooney is Chelsea's only remaining summer transfer target, with the club having no contingency plans should Manche.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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Arsenal interest in Sterling

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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Townsend: I've silenced critics

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