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We take a look around the papers for the latest from Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Arsenal, Manchester City, Fulham, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Liverpool.

DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United have agreed a staggering £26m deal to sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura, 19, from Sao Paulo.

Blackburn Rovers contract rebel Junior Hoilett, 22, will not be joining Queens Park Rangers unless the London club pay a fee of £6m - or propose a swap involving Jamie Mackie.

Crystal Palace could land a summer bargain as they set up deal for French striker Alexis Allart, 25, that will cost just £300,000

Bradley Wiggins made British sporting history by sealing victory in the Tour de France and then vowed: “Now, I’ll win Olympic gold.” Also: Ernie Els toasted his shock Open win after revealing critics laughed at him recently for being an “absolute fool”.

Premier League new-boys Southampton want to sign Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 25.

THE SUN: Arsenal striker Robin van Persie wants £10m-a-year deal at his new club - Manchester United, City and Juventus are all chasing the Dutchman.

Fulham have swooped for Chelsea’s £18m-rated striker Romelu Lukaku, 19, on a season-long loan.

Bradley Wiggins turned Paris yellow and then roared: Only gold will do now at London 2012. Also: Ernie Els plans to toast his Open triumph by having a drink with Nelson Mandela.

DAILY MAIL: Bradley Wiggins was crowned the first British winner of the Tour de France on a Champs-Elysees bedecked in Union Flags yesterday and immediately turned his thoughts to winning Olympic gold. Also: This was Greg Norman at the Masters in 1996 all over again. This was truly heart-wrenching for any one with Australian blood and for Adam Scott’s English relatives who once had a home at the far end of Royal Lytham, overlooking the ninth green.

DAILY EXPRESS: Holland international Ron Vlaar, 26, has accused Aston Villa of messing him about after pulling out of a £3.2m move from Feyenoord.

Bradley Wiggins wrote his name into the history books yesterday, becoming the first British winner in 109 years of the Tour de France - and he then promised to go for Olympic gold. Also: Ernie Els yesterday won golf’s most prestigious prize as Australian Adam Scott delivered a calamitous ‘Devon Loch’ finish to the Open Championship.

DAILY STAR: Bradley Wiggins set his sights on Olympic gold yesterday after claiming an historic Tour de France crown. Also: Ernie Els snatched a sensational Open victory as Aussie Adam Scott was struck down by the bogeyman.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists defender Martin Skrtel, 27, is not for sale.

There was no time, nor inclination, for the traditionally wistful, ceremonial Sunday afternoon pedal into Paris for Bradley Wiggins. Also: Ernie Els must have believed Lytham owed him an Open Championship, but not even the big South African would have dreamt that the old links would have delivered it to him so dramatically, with one of the biggest chokes in golf’s history.

THE TIMES: On a hot afternoon in Paris, a very British party took over the world’s most famous boulevard, as Mark Cavendish, from the Isle of Man, sprinted to stage victory and Bradley Wiggins, of Kilburn, the new Tour de France champion, lifted his arms aloft on the Champs Elysees. Also: Adam Scott snatched defeat from the jaws of victory to hand the 141st Open Championship to Ernie Els in a dramatic, heart-rending finish at Royal Lytham & St Annes yesterday.

THE GUARDIAN: It is the measure of sporting greats that they can write their own script, accept that the opposition is aware of it and then, live up to expectations. That, pretty much, has been the story of Team Sky’s Tour. Also: Adam Scott came into the final day of the Open Championship seeking to etch an indelible mark in golfing history. He did precisely that but not in the way he has intended.

THE INDEPENDENT: Way back in 1993, when Bradley Wiggins travelled to Paris to see Spaniard Miguel Indurain stand triumphantly on the Champs-Elysees for his third of five Tour de France wins, the Londoner could surely never have thought that 19 years later the spark of inspiration that Indurain’s win created that day inside him would one day lead Wiggins - as it did yesterday - to follow his boyhood idol’s footsteps on to the Paris podium an din the process become the first Briton to seal overall victory in cycling’s biggest race. Also: Wow. The word was uttered in disbelief. Adam Scott’s knees went from underneath him, buckled by the most agonising sequence of numbers in Open history.