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DAILY MIRROR

Striker Wayne Rooney feels he is being "driven out" of Manchester United after "five months of negativity" which amounts to "constructive dismissal".

Meanwhile, Barcelona are prepared to sell midfielder Cesc Fabregas to United but David Moyes' side must break their club record transfer fee and pay £31m.

West Ham have not given up hope of signing Gary Hooper, despite the Celtic striker claiming he would rather join Norwich.

Swansea will sign Argentine striker Franco di Santo after he was released by relegated Wigan Athletic.

Middlesbrough will try to raise the funds to sign Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi by off-loading Scott McDonald with Millwall interested.

THE SUN

Chelsea will have to cough up £80m to grab Wayne Rooney from Manchester United - a £28m transfer fee and wages of £200,000 a week.

Barcelona are trying to keep Cesc Fabregas out of United's clutches by insisting he does not want to join them.

Manchester City are planning contract talks with England defender Joleon Lescott, who has a year left on his current deal.

Aston Villa will fine striker Christian Benteke if he does not report for training on Thursday after he put in a transfer request.

Newcastle are keen on 29-year-old Olympiakos and Algeria striker Rafik Djebbour who is rated at £2.25m.

Premier League new boys Hull City and Crystal Palace are tracking 25-year-old Evian striker Yannick Sagbo.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, 38, is interested in becoming the new manager of League One side Swindon Town.

DAILY STAR

Chelsea are ready to make a move for Wayne Rooney as soon as the Manchester United star convinces the Old Trafford hierarchy to let him go. Manchester United are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas - despite Barcelona insisting he doesn't want to leave.

Manchester City and Chelsea are chasing Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, who has fallen out with new Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc over the £54m signing of Edinson Cavani from Napoli.

City are also closing in on Sevilla frontman Alvaro Negredo who will cost them £21.5m.

Manchester United and Barcelona will go head to head with Chelsea and Manchester City for the signature of Roma's 19-year-old Brazilian defender Marquinhos.

DAILY MAIL

Wayne Rooney is ready to hand in a written transfer request after repeating to Manchester United his wish to quit.

Luis Suarez's agent Pere Guardiola wants any clubs interested in the unsettled Liverpool striker to make a £40m bid to test a clause in his contract.

Manchester City are weighing up a fresh bid for Real Madrid defender Pepe despite plans to offer Joleon Lescott a new deal.

New Manchester United boss David Moyes is considering offering winger Nani a new contract.

Turkish side Fenerbahce are to rekindle their interest in Everton defender John Heitinga, with Besiktas also interested.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hopes to seal a deal for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent by the weekend.

Blackpool are trying to clinch a £150,000 move for Swindon Town full-back Paul Caddis.

DAILY EXPRESS

Furious Wayne Rooney has moved on to a war footing with Manchester United - with Chelsea ready to pounce.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Wayne Rooney cleared the way for a £25m move to Chelsea by revealing his relationship with Manchester United was on the verge of complete breakdown.

Meanwhile, United believe they will sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona due to financial pressure on the Spanish champions.

THE TIMES

Wayne Rooney's troubled relationship with Manchester United has deteriorated further after he took exception to comments made about his position made by David Moyes and Ed Woodward.

Manchester City have clinched the £24.3m signing of Sevilla frontman Alvaro Negredo.

Fulham have entered the race to sign West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie after a proposed move to Crystal Palace hit trouble over personal terms.

Norwich City are the latest club to be linked with Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate who is valued at around £7m.

THE INDEPENDENT

Wayne Rooney is considering tabling a transfer request after telling Manchester United that he is infuriated by comments made about him by the club's manager, David Moyes, which he claims have depicted him as a second-string squad player.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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