Giants battle for latest ‘wonderkid’

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WE take a look round the papers for the latest from Manchester City, West Ham United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Plymouth Argyle.

DAILY MIRROR: Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Plymouth’s 16-year-old winger Matt Lecointe, who is rated as “the next Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain”.

Leeds chairman Ken Bates is backing Chelsea fans who are opposing the club’s ground move.

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Wayne Rooney after his England red card, claiming the striker has “shown tremendous improvement’’ when it comes to discipline. Also: Ireland edged into the Euro 2012 play-offs with a 2-1 win over Armenia, despite having Kevin Doyle sent off.

THE SUN: Carlos Tevez could find out today that Manchester City want him suspended for another four weeks. Also: West Ham must fight Barry Hearn’s Orient for the right to move into the Olympic Stadium.

DAILY STAR: Liverpool are demanding a bigger share of their overseas TV rights in a move which threatens to shatter the finances of rival Premier League clubs. Also: Vitali Klitschko is convinced that he can talk David Haye out of his planned retirement.

DAILY EXPRESS: Liverpool want to negotiate their own overseas TV rights in a move that will reverberate throughout the rest of the Premier League. Also: Wales will have to produce an even better performance than the near-perfection of their quarter-final defeat of Ireland if they are to beat France in Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

DAILY MAIL: Liverpool will consider negotiating their own overseas television rights deal in a move that will send shock waves around the Barclays Premier League. Also: West Ham last night emerged as unlikely winners in the race to move into the Olympic Stadium despite their plan to buy it collapsing.

THE INDEPENDENT: Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has said that his club should be allowed to pursue their own international television rights deal and that they are being placed at a disadvantage to Real Madrid and Barcelona by being forced to share media income with smaller Premier League clubs. Also...Dimitri Yachvili, the Biarritz scrum-half whose tactical mastery has made him the single most influential player in the French squad at this World Cup, is taking a rest from training until tomorrow.

THE TIMES: Liverpool have signalled their desire to break away from the rest of the Premier League and negotiate their own overseas TV rights deal. Also...West Ham United could still end up owning the £486million Olympic stadium despite the Government’s announcement yesterday that the deal for the club to buy it had collapsed.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Footage of Jack Warner, the former vice-president of FIFA, apparently urging Caribbean members to accept cash gifts from Mohamed Bin Hammam, has been seen by The Daily Telegraph. Also...Olympic officials involved in the collapse of the London 2012 stadium deal will be questioned before Parliament to explain their use of public money.

THE GUARDIAN: The deal that shares television’s billions equally between Premier League clubs is facing its biggest threat to date after Liverpool announced they would lead a challenge for overseas TV rights to be sold on a club-by-club basis. Also...Scotland had too much at stake to appreciate Spain’s latest dismantling of all before them.