We take a look around the papers for the latest from Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Juventus, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Darlington.
DAILY STAR: Manchester City are lining up an £80m double bid for Sergio Aguero and Wesley Sneijder. Also: Goal-line technology could be introduced in the Premier League as early as next season.
THE SUN: Carlos Tevez still wants to quit Manchester City - despite the collapse of his £40million move to Brazil’s Corinthians. Also: Andrew Strauss was shocked last night to discover Monty Panesar has been helping India’s Sachin Tendulkar prepare for the first Test.
DAILY MAIL: Newcastle plan to restrict the sale of tickets for away matches to season ticket holders and members only in the future following a pitch invasion during last week’s friendly clash with Darlington.
Andrew Strauss goes into today’s historic first Test against India at Lord’s insisting his players now have what it takes to be crowned the best team in the world. Also: Inter Milan have challenged Sir Alex Ferguson to back up his interest in Wesley Sneijder with hard cash.
DAILY MIRROR: Carlos Tevez faces humiliation at Manchester City as they pressed ahead with a deal for Sergio Aguero last night. Also: Blackburn Rovers are making a remarkable move for Spanish legend Raul - and hope to talk him into a final career move to the Premier League.
DAILY EXPRESS: Sergio Aguero is still the No1 target for Manchester City despite the collapse of Carlos Tevez’s £40million move to Corinthians. Also: Open champion Darren Clarke yesterday vowed “he will not be doing a Rory” after picking up a £2million bonus for his Royal St George’s win.
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has no hard feelings after England team-mates Ashley Young and Stewart Downing both left the club this summer. He said: “I wish them all the best and I hope they go on to achieve great things.”
THE GUARDIAN: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will raid his former club Bolton to sign winger Matthew Taylor. Taylor has flown home from Bolton’s pre-season tour of the United States to talk to the Hammers.
Andrew Strauss has laid down the challenge to India ahead of a historic 2,000th Test, making his most emphatic statement yet that England are ready to take over their ranking as the best Test side in the world. Also: Manchester City will press ahead with their attempt to sign Sergio Aguero despite the breakdown of Carlos Tevez’s proposed move to Corinthians.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Juventus, Inter Milan and Real Madrid are considering moves for Carlos Tevez after his move to Corinthians broke down yesterday. Manchester City will move to sign Sergio Aguero regardless. Also: Olympic medallist Amir Khan has criticised organiser for allowing McDonald’s to open its largest-ever restaurant in the Olympic Park. “It’s clearly sending the wrong signal,” he said.
THE TIMES: England are ready to kick-start the cricketing summer and become the No 1 team in the world as they enter the historic 2,000th Test match today.
THE INDEPENDENT: Fifa, world football’s governing body, fears players from the game’s poorer nations are being “trafficked” in order to facilitate match-fixing.