Paper Talk: Taxi for Maxi, Pep says no

Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez is considering cancelling his contract, while Pep Guardiola has rejected a £12m-a-year offer from Chelsea.

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Maxi Rodriguez: Pondering Anfield exit

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DAILY MIRROR

Pep Guardiola has knocked back a second offer from Chelsea - and that could give Roberto Di Matteo a shot at the job.

Angry scenes broke out at Ewood Park after Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger is confident of signing £17million Rennes star Yann M'Vila - if the Gunners make the Champions League.

Steve Bould will be Arsenal's new No 2 when Pat Rice retires this week.

Liverpool face competition from Atletico Madrid and Valencia for Barcelona striker Cristian Tello.

Mark Hughes will bid £7million for Wigan's exciting winger Victor Moses - if QPR beat the drop.

Sir Alex Ferguson has made a dramatic last-ditch move to hijack Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen's move to north London.

Emile Heskey has admitted he is leaving Aston Villa and is backing his boss to "battle on".

THE SUN

Steve Kean insisted the hate mob will not drive him out after Blackburn were relegated amid angry scenes.

Didier Drogba will be given one last chance to sign a new Chelsea deal.

Liverpool are tracking young Dutch striker Danzell Gravenberch.

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has freed three of his players - Alan Navarro, David Gonzalez and Michael Poke.

Fulham were last night poised to complete a £10million double transfer swoop for Dutch league stars Luciano Narsingh and Oussama Assaidi.

Dave Jones is ready to make Burnley's Keith Treacy his first summer signing for newly-promoted Sheffield Wednesday.

Arsenal are closing in on £17million-rated French star Yann M'Vila.

Emile Heskey is heading for the Villa Park exit - but insists he can still cut it in the top flight.

DAILY MAIL

Blackburn ended 11 years in the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan doomed them to relegation on another night of bitterness, anger and negativity at Ewood Park.

Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling has suffered a Euro 2012 scare after learning his groin injury is worse than first thought.

Theo Walcott could make a miraculous return to the Arsenal team to help secure third place on Sunday.

Manchester City have identified Morocco forward Younes Belhanda as a fallback option if they cannot land their No 1 summer target Eden Hazard.

Newcastle are lining up a move for exciting Ajax left-back Nicolai Boilesen.

Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez is considering cancelling his contract.

Former Barnsley and Swansea winger David Cotterill is considering a move to the United States after interest from MLS clubs.

Ipswich are keen on Leicester striker Paul Gallagher and are ready to offer £750,000

Oldham could move for Altrincham goal machine Damien Reeves.

DAILY EXPRESS

Pep Guardiola has rejected a £12million-a-year offer from Chelsea - which could open the door for Roberto Di Matteo to land the manager's job permanently.

Sam Allardyce is hammering on the door of the Premier League after leading his West Ham side to the Wembley play-off final thanks to a "scintillating" 3-0 win over Cardiff.

Emile Heskey is looking for another club having kept Aston Villa in the top flight.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp's summer recruitment drive could begin with Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

DAILY STAR

Manchester City's millionaire stars have been promised £250,000 a man for landing the Premier League title.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean had the stuffing knocked out of him as Rovers waved goodbye to the Premier League.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers were relegated last night with rain, tennis balls and relentless derision falling on their beleaguered manager Steve Kean.

Sir Alex Ferguson is facing a battle to persuade Paul Scholes to extend his Manchester United career beyond the end of the season.

THE GUARDIAN

Manchester City may be only 90 minutes from wrapping up the Premier League but Joleon Lescott has urged the club's fans to "not get carried away" in the run-up to the title decider this weekend.

West Ham United are one step away from returning to the Premier League after easing their way into the Championship play-off final with an emphatic victory over Cardiff City.

THE TIMES

Blackburn Rovers were relegated from the Barclays Premier League last night as supporters directed the full force of their anger at Steve Kean, the manager, and Venky's, the club's owners.

Real Madrid scouts have been watching Papiss Demba Cisse with a view to making a move for the Newcastle United this summer.

THE INDEPENDENT

Manchester City have identified Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda as a back-up target, with their pursuit of Eden Hazard, one of the Continent's brightest talents, proving more difficult than the club had first anticipated.

Manchester United's Chris Smalling has emerged as an early injury doubt for Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad, with a groin problem which was troubling him by the end of his side's victory over Swansea on Sunday proving more serious than initially had been thought.

DAILY RECORD

Mystery last night surrounded Bill Miller's Rangers takeover after Ally McCoist admitted he hasn't a clue when he'll meet up with the American.

Neil Doncaster last night denied SPL clubs are putting money over morals after another delay in the Rangers saga.

Dunfermline crashed out of the SPL with a whimper after being crushed 4-0 by Hibs in their do-or-die relegation clash.

Inverness boss Terry Butcher admits he'll be forced to work under even tighter financial restrictions next season.

Keith Watson has pleaded with Tannadice team-mate Scott Robertson to stay put and lead Dundee United's foray into Europe.

Hibs back-up goalkeeper Paul Grant is among five youth stars to have been handed new deals at Easter Road.

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