Brazilian striker hoping for Premier League bid

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WE take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Arsenal, Juventus, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Tottenham and Fulham.

DAILY EXPRESS: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has his eye on 33-year-old Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who may be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

West Ham do not have a manager but the club are interested in signing free agent Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd.

DAILY MAIL: Spurs are also considering cashing in on unsettled striker Jermain Defoe to raise money for an £8m move for Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Arsenal will seek to reinforce the centre of their defence with the £12m signing of Blackburn’s Christopher Samba.

The deadline Juventus set for turning Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani’s deal into a permanent switch may have passed but a deal between the two clubs could still be agreed.

THE GUARDIAN: Manchester United are set to make Lens defender Raphael Varane, 18, their first signing of the summer.

The Premier League’s 20 clubs made losses of nearly £500bn in 2009/2010, while an average of 68% was spent on wages.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Brazilian forward Neymar, who previously rejected a move to Chelsea, says he hopes the Blues make a bid for him again and that he would welcome a move to England.

Striker Andy Carroll is likely to be left out by Pearce for the tournament in Denmark, with doubts over the Liverpool striker’s fitness.

DAILY MIRROR: Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Juventus and former club Newcastle are all interested in Wigan winger Charles N’Zogbia.

QPR are weighing up an approach to Benfica for Argentina striker Javier Saviola, who could be available for £2m or on a season-long loan deal.

Tottenham face a battle with Atletico Madrid over Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo, who is expected to fetch £14m for his current employers.

Manchester City are set to allow Craig Bellamy to leave the club in a cut-price deal this summer but Emmanuel Adebayor’s attempts to engineer a move to Tottenham may be hindered by his £180,000-a-week wages.

A Football Association staff survey aimed at achieving a spot high up in the Sunday Times newspaper’s best 100 companies list backfired as it revealed question marks about the organisation’s leadership.

Norwich manager Paul Lambert has emerged as a shock target for West Ham as they search for a new manager but former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton remains the favourite.

West Ham have made contact with their top targets and hope to appoint a new manager in the next 14 days.

Arsenal will attempt to tie down forward Robin van Persie for the rest of his career with the offer of an improved five-year contract.

THE SUN: Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who is currently at Fulham, is also a target for QPR.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says the club’s staff used the tracking systems players wear to monitor their performance to check on a computer whether a team-mate was telling the truth when he said he had to go home to pick up something. Van Persie added: “They could actually see he really did go home and came straight back, so he wasn’t lying. And now we don’t have a private life!”

METRO: QPR manager Neil Warnock has denied that he is set to swap playmaker Adel Taarabt for Liverpool’s Joe Cole, saying that his club could not afford Cole’s wages.

Liverpool will face a battle to sign Fiorentina’s Juan Vargas because his agent says the playmaker is being targeted by several clubs.

THE TIMES: England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is set to name Jack Wilshere in his squad for this summer’s European Championship, against the wishes of the midfielder’s club Arsenal.