WE take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Stoke City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
DAILY MIRROR: Stoke boss Tony Pulis is planning a bid for tough-tackling Galatasary defender Servet Cetin, whose nickname “Ayibogan” translates as “a man who could choke a bear”.
The Promised Land gets closer for Sir Alex Ferguson, the Holy Grail as far away as ever for Roman Abramovich. Also: Kevin Doyle intends to play for Ireland next month - even if he isn’t fit for Wolves...Ronnie O’Sullivan will visit the British Olympic cycling team’s ‘brain mechanic’ as he attempts to save his career.
THE GUARDIAN: Manchester United moved into the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they will surely meet Schalke, and left Chelsea to contemplate the overhaul of this side. Also: Jose Mourinho has warned Tottenham Hotspur that they will need to score at least six goals against his Real Madrid team this evening at White Hart Lane if they are to have any hope of progressing to the Champions League semi-finals.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Luka Modric has provided Tottenham with a timely boost ahead of tonight’s “miracle mission” against Real Madrid by expressing his certainty that the squad will stay together regardless of whether they again qualify for the Champions League. Also: Carlos Tevez will undergo a scan on his injured hamstring today with Manchester City’s medical staff increasingly pessimistic about the Argentinian forward’s chances of facing Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley...Jens Lehmann’s Arsenal comeback is likely to be short-lived after it emerged that Wojciech Szczesny could return for Sunday’s Premier League match against Liverpool.
DAILY EXPRESS: Carlo Ancelotti’s future at Chelsea is under scrutiny after Manchester United won their Champions League quarter-final 3-1 on aggregate last night to leave the Blues’ season in ruins. Also: Harry Redknapp insists none of his stars will be sold, even if Real Madrid knock them out of the Champions League and they fail to qualify for the competition next season.
DAILY STAR: Ryan Giggs was at his inspirational best as Manchester United booked a place in the Champions League last four. Also: Gareth Bale last night insisted Tottenham can pull off a Champions League miracle against Real Madrid last night...Denilson has told Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian to snub Chelsea and join him at Arsenal.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester United took another big step towards the Treble last night as they reached the Champions League semi-finals for the fourth time in five years. Also: Dirk Kuyt will commit his future to Liverpool this week by signing a deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2014...Jose Mourinho may yet be back in London for the Champions League final in May, but last night he told his English fans they have to wait a little longer for the permanent return of the Special One.
THE SUN: Ji-sung Park was the hero for firing the killer goal that sent Manchester United into the Champions League semi-final. Also: West Ham last night dumped £6.75million flop Benni McCarthy...Arsenal Supporters’ Trust have voted unanimously not to sell their shares in the club to Stan Kroenke.
THE INDEPENDENT: Sir Alex Ferguson last night declared his side had found a momentum to sweep through a likely Champions League semi-final against Schalke, after his side brushed Chelsea aside to reach their fourth semi-final in five years in this competition. Also: Jose Mourinho is ready to disappoint a host of English clubs after stating last night that he intends to see out the final three years of his contract at Real Madrid...Jenson Button believes McLaren are closing the gap on Red Bull despite the dominance of Sebastian Vettel.
THE TIMES: Manchester United knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League with a convincing victory last night that places huge doubt over the future of Carlo Ancelotti, the manager. Also: Manchester City have stolen a march on Chelsea and Manchester United in their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, the Chile winger, as they look to agree a £30million deal with Udinese before the end of the season...The Sri Lanka sports ministry is on a potential collision course with leading players after ordering them home early from the Indian Premier League to prepare for the coming tour to England.