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Manchester City remain interested in Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez, while Tottenham and Manchester United want Porto's James Rodriguez.

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Alexis Sanchez: Wanted by Manchester City

Alexis Sanchez: Wanted by Manchester City

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez was warned he will be walking into a bear pit against West Brom tomorrow.

Under-fire owner Steve Morgan last night threatened to sell crisis-club Wolves after telling furious fans: If you want me out, I'll walk.

Manchester City have revived their interest in Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has expressed his "disappointment" at the physical condition of 25-year-old winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland, 31, is set to seal his future at the club within the next two weeks.

Blackburn are close to signing former Rangers and Scotland midfielder Kevin Thomson after he was released by Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

THE SUN

Alex Ferguson wants to become a director at Manchester United when he quits management.

Interim boss Rafa Benitez defiantly told angry Chelsea fans: Roman Abramovich won't sack me.

West Brom have opened contract talks with striker Shane Long and defender Gareth McAuley.

Every Premier League club will be obliged to have goal-line technology available in their stadiums from next season.

DAILY STAR

Ranting Rafa Benitez last night insisted he will be Chelsea boss until the end of the season, while former Blues star Gianfranco Zola - currently manager of Watford - will not rule out a Stamford Bridge return as manager.

Wayne Rooney says home comforts have left Manchester United bang on course for another treble.

Tottenham are chasing £17m-rated Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, with AC Milan also interested.

DAILY MAIL

Real Madrid will step up attempts to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham if Cristiano Ronaldo fails to sign a new contract at the Bernabeu this summer.

Tottenham and Manchester United are both keen on 21-year-old Porto winger James Rodriguez.

Arsenal have joined Spurs and Juventus in monitoring 22-year-old Sochaux right-back Sebastien Corchia, with the Gunners also watching Feyenoord right back Daryl Janmaat, 23, with Bacary Sagna expected to leave in the summer.

Roman Abramovich will review Rafa Benitez's position as Chelsea interim manager after gauging supporter reaction at tomorrow's clash with West Bromwich.

Tottenham and Arsenal will issue a warning to supporters intent on using sick chants during this weekend's north London derby.

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, 30, has set his sights on a move to the United States, according to his brother Digao.

DAILY EXPRESS

Rafa Benitez will run a gauntlet of hate from Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge tomorrow - after criticising them for the second time in two days.

Gareth Bale has praised the tactical acumen of Andre Villas-Boas, which he believes is underpinning Tottenham's push for the Champions League.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Rafael Benitez will take charge of Chelsea at a hugely hostile Stamford Bridge tomorrow having received no assurances about his future following his criticism of supporters who have abused him since he took charge 100 days ago.

THE TIMES

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Luis Suarez to still be at Anfield next season even if they fail to qualify for Europe, after receiving assurances from the forward's agent that his client is happy at the club.

Rafael Benitez will be forced to confront a seething mass of Chelsea supporters when he takes charge of the team for the Barclays Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.

THE GUARDIAN

Rafael Benitez will run a gauntlet of hate at Stamford Bridge tomorrow as Chelsea's livid support, so riled by his suggestion that their antipathy towards him is damaging the image of the club, renew calls for him to be relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

West Ham face the prospect of "major work" to repair corrosion at Upton Park if they fail to move to the Olympic Stadium.

THE INDEPENDENT

Chelsea have decided not to confiscate supporters' anti-Rafa Benitez banners brought to tomorrow's Premier League home game against West Bromwich Albion, which promises to be yet another combustible occasion as feelings run high among fans.

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