We take a look around the papers for the latest from Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Cheslea, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.
THE SUN: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to add “two or three” players to his squad this summer, with Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 25, Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 26, Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill, 25, and Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell, 19, likely to be his top targets.
Fabio Capello last night toasted Andy Carroll after he scored his first England goal. Also: Jonathan Woodgate’s future at Tottenham is in tatters after yet another injury setback yesterday... Jens Lehmann showed he is still king of the cock-ups on his Arsenal return last night.
DAILY MIRROR: Manchester City full-back Alexander Kolarov is a target for AC Milan who hope to pay about £12m for the 25-year-old Serbia defender.
Andy Carroll scored his first England goal - but Ghana spoiled Fabio Capello’s party. Also: Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed how a players’ revolt at Chelsea left him wanting to sell star striker Didier Drogba... Sir Alex Ferguson says the plan to hold the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley will cause “absolute chaos”.
DAILY STAR: Andy Carroll was the toast of Wembley last night after scoring on his first start for England. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed the decision to stage Manchester’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley... Lord Triesman was last night accused of going it alone over the removal of Fabio Capello’s exit clause.
DAILY MAIL: Newcastle are weighing up a move for Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to agree an extension with the Midlands outfit.
Andy Carroll became Wembley’s new darling last night after firing his first England goal. Also: Britain has won the first race of the London Olympics - by building the stadium in world record time... Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out at the decision to keep the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley and warned of ‘absolute chaos’ in London next month.
DAILY EXPRESS: Andy Carroll answered Fabio Capello’s call to swap the pints of beer for buckets of goals by getting off the mark for England last night. Also: The Football Association and former chairman Lord Triesman yesterday offered conflicting views of who was responsible for removing an exit clause from Fabio Capello’s contract before last summer’s World Cup... Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted he lost the dressing room at Chelsea - and tried to get rid of Didier Drogba.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman last night denied claims that he had removed the break clause in Fabio Capello’s contract in the lead up to last year’s World Cup in South Africa without seeking board approval. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Manchester United intend to bolster their squad with as many as three signings this summer but insists he will persevere with the club’s policy of investing heavily in youth... Simon Shaw says England must pay greater respect to the quality and attributes of their opposition if they are to learn the lessons of their failure to complete the Grand Slam and emerge as serious contenders for the World Cup in September.
THE GUARDIAN: Sir Alex Ferguson has condemned the decision to play this season’s FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, predicting it will be “absolute chaos” as supporters of four north-west clubs converge on London. Also: The Football Association admitted yesterday that changes made to Fabio Capello’s contract on the eve of the World Cup were a “corporate governance mistake”... The Football Association is to hold a meeting with the Premier League and Football League in May to explore the possibility of extending Uefa’s Financial Fair Play concept across the professional game.
THE TIMES: Asamoah Gyan grabbed a late equaliser for Ghana last night as England were held to a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Also: The FA admitted yesterday that it bungled its decision to renegotiate Fabio Capello’s £6million-a-year contract on the eve of last year’s World Cup finals... Sir Alex Ferguson has accused the FA of showing complete disregard for cash-strapped fans by staging two all-northern FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.
THE INDEPENDENT: Andy Carroll, the most expensive English player in history, scored his first goal for his country last night as Fabio Capello’s reserve team were held to a 1-1 draw by Ghana. Also: Lord Triesman has denied overseeing alterations to Fabio Capello’s £6m-a-year contract ahead of last summer’s World Cup without properly consulting the Football Association’s board, despite his then chief executive yesterday telling a parliamentary inquiry that the former chairman had “made a mistake” in doing so... Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised the staging of both FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, and predicted “absolute chaos” over the semi-final weekend next month.