Clubs to battle for £5m rated defender

Brighton's Lewis Dunk
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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Stoke City.

DAILY STAR: Manchester City and Tottenham are vying to sign Brighton’s £5m-rated defender Lewis Dunk.

England are to appeal against Wayne Rooney’s Euro ban - using evidence provided by the Daily Star to back their case. Also: Didier Drogba is on collision course with Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas after being axed for last night’s Champions League clash with Genk... Arsenal pulled off a sensational injury-time win in Marseille.

THE SUN: Petr Cech’s long-term future at Chelsea has been thrown into doubt - by Blues’ 19-year-old rookie keeper. Also: Nigel De Jong has turned up the derby heat by claiming Manchester City are now No 1 in the country - and plan to stay there... Stuart Pearce is expected to be unveiled as Great Britain Olympic team boss today.

DAILY MIRROR: Fabio Capello will select Wayne Rooney for Euro 2012 even if the Manchester United star misses the entire group phase. Also: Furious Villarreal players accused Sergio Aguero of mocking them after Manchester City’s last-gasp Champions League win... Super sub Aaron Ramsey grabbed a stoppage-time winner to make it a glorious night for Arsenal.

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson expects to be sold in January. The right-back does not think manager Alan Pardew will offer him a new contract beyond the 18 months he currently has left.

Tottenham are giving away 1,500 tickets for their Europa League game against Rubin Kazan to local tradesmen and businesses worst affected by August’s London riots.

After being battered by the Delapidator, Stoke’s opponents can now expect to be blasted by the Shottgun. Rory Delap’s throw-ins are one of the most feared weapons in the Premier League, and Potters manager Tony Pulis has now identified Ryan Shotton to take over siege-gun duty from the veteran midfielder when Delap eventually calls it a day.

DAILY EXPRESS: Nigel De Jong fired a warning shot across Manchester United’s bows ahead of Sunday’s derby at Old Trafford, saying the balance of power is about to shift. Also: Fabio Capello has dropped a strong hint he will pick banned striker Wayne Rooney in his Euro 2012 squad... Chelsea flexed their muscles in the Champions League last night, with two goals from Fernando Torres helping them swat aside Genk 5-0.

DAILY MAIL: Danny Welbeck has been offered a treble-your-money pay rise as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to nail down the key players in his next Old Trafford dynasty. Also: Fernando Torres’ prayers were answered last night as he scored his first Champions League goals for Chelsea in a thrashing of Genk... Fabio Capello has given a firm hint that he still intends to take Wayne Rooney to the European Championship despite his three-match ban, citing the need for his quality and experience at a major tournament.

THE GUARDIAN: Representatives of the 72 Football League clubs are to vote this morning on a proposed change to the player academy system that would make it easier and cheaper for Premier League clubs to recruit their young talent. Also: Harry Redknapp described as “scary” the suggestion that promotion and relegation could be discarded and he urged the Football Association to use its power of veto if the idea receives the backing of the 14 Premier League clubs required to change the rule... Sergio Aguero’s post-match confrontation with Villarreal players was sparked when the Manchester City striker broke into song in the tunnel.

THE INDEPENDENT: Chelsea are already planning for a future without goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to the 19-year-old Belgian keeper who believes he can one day replace him. Also: Manchester United’s Patrice Evra has been advised that he will need secondary evidence of the racist abuse he says he received from Luis Suarez at Anfield last Saturday, with the Football Association likely to start their investigation by speaking to him within 24 hours... England manager Fabio Capello has dropped a clear hint that Wayne Rooney will be going to next summer’s European Championship.

THE TIMES: The FA is expected top interview Patrice Evra in the next 24 hours as the governing body steps up its investigation into the race row involving the Manchester United defender and Luis Suarez, the Liverpool forward. Also: Fabio Capello believes England have a nucleus of young players who can be among the best in the world after a fallow period that will be seen as a lost era... Max Mosley, the man who transformed safety in Formula One, has warned IndyCar authorities investigating the death of Dan Wheldon that they could be 20 years behind the times.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Fabio Capello has given his clearest indication yet that he will select Wayne Rooney for Euro 2012 after singling out the striker - and his Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand - as players England will “need” next summer. Also: Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell will today be confirmed as the respective managers of the men’s and women’s teams at the London 2012 Olympics... Luis Suarez is likely to escape disciplinary action following allegations of racist abuse by Patrice Evra unless the Manchester United defender is able to offer secondary evidence of his claims when he meets the Football Association to discuss the matter in the next two days.