WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Stoke City, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Birmingham City, Wolves and Manchester City.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester City are set to complete a £27m double deal for Arsenal pair Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri this week.
Novak Djokovic celebrated his first Wimbledon final in bizarre fashion yesterday, munching a handful of Centre Court grass after inflicting an emphatic defeat on Rafael Nadal. Also: Martina Navratilova believes her compatriot Petra Kvitova’s maiden Wimbledon title will be the first of many grand slam trophies for the Czech 21-year-old.
DAILY MIRROR: Stoke have joined the race for Manchester United’s unwanted defensive pair John O’Shea and Wes Brown.
Aston Villa have opened compensation talks with Birmingham City over their former manager Alex McLeish.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is lining up a £12m bid for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.
Beaten David Haye was urged to quit boxing by his trainer and mentor Adam Booth last night. Also: Novak Djokovic said he felt like ‘an animal’ after celebrating his first Wimbledon title by eating the grass on Centre Court.
THE INDEPENDENT: What a year. What a run. What a player. When Novak Djokovic swept all before him at the start of this year - and even when he secured the world No.1 ranking by reaching yesterday’s Wimbledon final - the only major question the 24-year-old Serb still faced was whether he had it in him to win the biggest prize of all. Also: Liam Broady’s Wimbledon came to an end yesterday when he was asked to hit with Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard put the finishing touches to his final preparations.
THE TIMES: Novak Djokovic carried all before him on Centre Court yesterday, becoming the first Serb to win the Wimbledon singles title, endorsing his position as the new world No.1 and enjoying what has to be the best six months of tennis by anyone, anywhere, at any time. Also: Tottenham Hotspur are increasingly confident that they will win the race to sign Leandro Damiao after Internacional accepted that the Brazil striker will be sold.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: As Novak Djokovic grazed on a piece of the Centre Court lawn, having just realised his life’s ambition by defeating Rafael Nadal to win a first Wimbledon title, no one sitting, bouncing or pogoing in their seats would have been left in any doubt as to who is the best player in the world. Also: David Haye last night called for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in spite of his one-sided points defeat in Hamburg.
THE GUARDIAN: Novak Djokovic has begun his first reign at the summit of men’s tennis with an emphatic, flawed but never dull win over Rafael Nadal that could lead to many more appearances on Centre Court on the concluding Sunday of Wimbledon. Also: David Haye admitted that he was expecting a very critical reaction from the boxing public, after a heavyweight title challenge notable for its bombastic build-up ended in a comprehensive beating at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night.
DAILY EXPRESS: Wimbledon anointed a new champion yesterday when Novak Djokovic added the men’s singles titles to his ranking as world No.1: Also: David Haye will decide within two weeks whether he will abandon his plan to retire at 31 following his crushing heavyweight title defeat by Wladimir Klitschko.
DAILY STAR: David Haye and his manager are on collision course over the humiliated heavyweight’s retirement plans. Also: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger plans showdown talks with contract rebel Samir Nasri this week.
THE SUN: David Haye was branded an embarrassing ‘cry baby’ after blaming his world heavyweight title defeat on a broken little toe. Also: Novak Djokovic tasted Wimbledon glory - and celebrated by eating a blade of Centre Court grass.