Boss issues warning to goal shy striker

Chelsea's Fernando Torres
Chelsea's Fernando Torres
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DAILY EXPRESS: Andre Villas-Boas has issued a stark warning to Fernando Torres that he will not be afraid to wield the axe if the Spaniard’s dismal goal drought carries on.

DAILY MIRROR: Stoke defender Danny Pugh, 28, has been offered the chance to rejoin his former club Leeds on loan after being left out of City’s 25-man Premier League squad.

Fernando Torres has been warned that he will be dropped if his goal drought damages Chelsea’s push for glory. Also: Premier League boss Richard Scudamore last night promised he would listen to pleas to bring the NFL’s positive discrimination ‘Rooney Rule’ to the English game.

THE SUN: Harry Redknapp wants to help David Beckham achieve his Olympic dream by taking him to Tottenham in January. Also: Arsenal fans have turned up the heat on under-fire boss Arsene Wenger.

DAILY STAR: Andre Villas-Boas last night warned Fernando Torres he faces the Chelsea axe just days after being ditched by Spain. Also: Kevin Davies last night warned Manchester United starlets Phil Jones and David De Gea: I’m coming after you tomorrow...Luke Young last night revealed the reason he quit England was the poor treatment he got from Fabio Capello.

DAILY MAIL: Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has warned misfiring striker Fernando Torres he has two matches to up his game or face being dropped. Also: Manchester United have written to Russian ice hockey club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to offer support and sympathy in the wake of the plane crash that killed 36 people connected with the team and seven crew.

THE GUARDIAN: Andre Villas-Boas has warned Fernando Torres that should his lack of goals “compromise” the Chelsea team he is likely to lose his place in the starting XI.

THE TIMES: Andre Villas-Boas has warned Fernando Torres that he will be dropped if his scoring drought has an adverse effect on Chelsea’s hopes of regaining the Barclays Premier League title.