Clubs face summer battle for England star

Aston Villa's Ashley Young
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WE take a look around the world of football for the latest news, including Cheslea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

DAILY MIRROR: Frank Lampard is poised to lose his status as an automatic England selection after more than seven years. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson was last night accused of trying to undermine the FA’s Respect campaign.

THE SUN: Fernando Torres has been blasted by his old Liverpool bosses for putting a dark cloud over Anfield. Also: England were handed a massive boost last night when Wales dangerman Gareth Bale was ruled out of Saturday`s Euro 2012 crunch.

DAILY EXPRESS: Fabio Capello will today fine-tune the tactical blueprint he believes can nullify Gareth Bale and Wales, as Frank Lampard was left sweating on his place in England’s line-up. Also: Bernie Ecclestone has launched a stinging attack on Jean Todt, boss of motor racing’s governing body the FIA.

DAILY STAR: Wales big-mouth Robbie Savage yesterday blasted John Terry claiming he was so slow that Craig Bellamy runs faster backwards. Also: Gareth Bale is the Wales player Fabio Capello fears the most.

DAILY MAIL: Frank Lampard is sweating on his England place for Saturday’s European Championship clash against Wales. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson and BBC director-general Mark Thompson have agreed to a meeting to discuss the United manager’s six-year snub of the Corporation.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Manchester United have risked straining relations with discontented fans still further by taking the extraordinary step of suing one supporter after he took to oppose the Glazer family`s ownership of the Old Trafford club. Also: John Steele, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, insisted yesterday that Martin Johnson would not be on trial for his job at this year`s World Cup.

THE GUARDIAN: Rio Ferdinand could give Sir Alex Ferguson a considerable boost in his quest to guide Manchester United to the treble by making an early return from a calf injury. Also: Leicester`s Kiwi No8 Thomas Waldrom has said he would “definitely” like to play for England in the forthcoming World Cup.

THE TIMES: Liverpool are preparing for an end-of-season transfer tussle with Manchester United after identifying Ashley Young as their leading target for an extensive summer rebuilding programme. Also: Matt Prior yesterday said that he is “bewildered” by his struggles in the opening position while Tim Bresnan gave the England management an injury scare.

THE INDEPENDENT: The fractious relationship between Sir Alex Ferguson and the Football Association came under further strain last night after publication of a disciplinary report which revealed that the Manchester United manager`s disrespect for “the integrity of the game” and refusal to apologise had brought his five-match touchline ban. Also: Wigan are ready to throw Brett Finch in for his debut in the biggest game of the Super League season so far.