Club set for January swoop for £10m striker

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is being tracked by Real Madrid
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is being tracked by Real Madrid
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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Celtic, Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers.

THE SUN: Newcastle are also tracking £10m-rated Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, 25, who has scored eight goals in 12 games this season.

John Terry insists he has had backing from players and managers ‘across the world’ during his police investigation. Also: Manchester City have no idea if they will ever see Carlos Tevez again... Fabio Capello has officially ruled David Beckham out of Euro 2012.

DAILY MIRROR: Liverpool and Manchester United are expected to face stiff competition from Real Madrid and AC Milan for highly rated 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder, Lucas Rodrigues, who has been offered an improved deal by his current club, Sao Paolo.

Real Madrid are expected to pursue Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who said recently he wanted to remain with the Gunners for the remainder of his career.

John Terry last night claimed he had support from across the world and said it was his duty to “front up”. The Carlos Tevez saga has descended into farce amid claims the AWOL striker is refusing to return to Manchester City because he is depressed. Michael Owen’s injury jinx struck again last night when he was ruled out until Christmas.

Newcastle and Celtic are poised to compete for the signature of Huddersfield’s Scotland international striker Jordan Rhodes, who could command a £2m fee.

DAILY EXPRESS: John Terry has declared himself ready to handle the fall-out from the Anton Ferdinand race row as he returns as England captain tonight. Also: The Carlos Tevez saga took a new twist last night when it was claimed he is too depressed to return to Manchester City... Fabio Capello has handed Andy Carroll a stark ultimatum and told him to take responsibility for his career to make the most of his talent.

DAILY STAR: John Terry last night revealed he had received worldwide support in the wake of the racist allegations levelled at him. Also: Rebel striker Carlos Tevez has told Manchester City he can’t return because he is depressed... Fabio Capello has revealed David Beckham WILL be part of Team GB at the Olympics.

DAILY MAIL: John Terry has vowed he will never shirk his responsibilities as England captain or opt out of the firing line. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been given a clean bill of health following his recent heart procedure and is set to return to the Spurs bench for the home match against Aston Villa on 21 November.

THE TIMES: John Terry insisted yesterday that he will never hide away and will lead out England with pride at Wembley this evening. Also: Robbie Keane turned down a request from the Los Angeles Galaxy to return to the United States early for Sunday’s MLS Cup final... Celtic are likely to face a fine of more than £40,000 if Uefa’s control and disciplinary body finds the club’s supporters guilty of offensive chanting on December 8.

THE INDEPENDENT: John Terry issued a staunch a defence of his character as the Football Association’s vow of silence on the Anton Ferdinand race row permits, insisting he had never considered hiding from an issue he feels duty-bound to face and revealing he has been offered support by players and managers from all over the world - including Jose Mourinho - as the investigation continues. Also: Carlos Tevez failed to attend a meeting with Manchester City as ordered yesterday, choosing instead to remain in Argentina, but discussions have taken place in his absence between his advisers and the club... Celtic face disciplinary action from Uefa over “illicit chanting” during the 3-1 Europa League win over Rennes at Parkhead earlier this month.

THE GUARDIAN: John Terry has revealed his frustration at being unable to defend himself publicly against allegations of racial abuse but says he has received support from “around the world” from figures within the game. Also: Carlos Tevez has risked further and severe disciplinary action by Manchester City after failing to travel from Argentina for scheduled talks with his club yesterday... Michael Owen is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury, Manchester United confirmed last night.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: England’s controversial captain, John Terry, says he has received messages of support from “across the world”, from the English public and from his international colleagues as he lives with the intense scrutiny of a police investigation of the allegation that he racially abused QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, a claim he denies. Also: Fabio Capello said yesterday that he believed David Beckham would be involved in the Great Britain squad for next summer’s London Olympics... Manchester City are holding ‘ongoing talks’ with Carlos Tevez’s representatives in an attempt to resolve the latest stand-off between club and player following the 27-year-old’s failure to meet yesterday’s deadline to return from his unauthorised trip to Buenos Aires.