Pair battle for 18-year-old defender

Coventry's 18-year-old defender Cyrus Christie

Coventry's 18-year-old defender Cyrus Christie

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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Coventry City, Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest.

DAILY MIRROR

Newcastle and Stoke are set to battle it out to sign Coventry’s 18-year-old defender Cyrus Christie.

Tottenham defender Ledley King is to see a specialist on Tuesday amid fears the groin injury that forced him off against Newcastle will lead to yet another long lay-off.

New Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill has banned his players from Twitter and Facebook. Anyone caught will be fined £1,000 per word.

Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted plans from some foreign club owners to put an end to relegation from the Premier League. Also: Roberto Mancini says he wants to stay at Manchester City and make them the best team in the world.

THE SUN

Arsene Wenger admits his Arsenal reign could end unless results improve. Also: Patrice Evra is adamant he will not back down in the Luis Suarez race row.

THE TIMES

Boca Juniors became the latest club to declare their interest in offering Carlos Tevez a haven from his problems at Manchester City yesterday, but a deal to take the troubled forward back to his first club appears to be a non-starter.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Leading figures in motorsport joined forces to condemn safety standards in IndySeries last night, as the shock surrounding the death of British driver Dan Wheldon on Sunday turned to anger. Also: Patrice Evra is set to meet the Football Association later this week to give a full account of his claims of racist abuse from Liverpool forward Luis Suarez after telling Sir Alex Ferguson he is “adamant” about pursuing the issue.

THE GUARDIAN

Sir Alex Ferguson says an “aggrieved” Patrice Evra has no intention of dropping his complaint of racist abuse against Luis Suarez but stressed the controversy does not represent a worsening of relations between Manchester United and Liverpool.

DAILY MAIL

Sir Alex Ferguson led the cries of outrage after it was claimed a group of foreign owners want to abolish relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

DAILY EXPRESS

Sir Alex Ferguson has described a bid to scrap promotion and relegation in the Premier League as “suicide”. Also: Roberto Mancini is facing the most crucial 24 hours of his Manchester City reign.

THE INDEPENDENT

Sir Alex Ferguson said last night that Patrice Evra had felt “slighted” and “very aggrieved” over the racial abuse he said he received from Liverpool’s Luis Suarez on Saturday and was “adamant” that he wanted to pursue his complaint against the Uruguayan. Also: Roberto Mancini said yesterday he would like to remain at Manchester City for at least another four years to mould a club that can compete as one of the best in the world.

DAILY STAR

Patrice Evra has vowed to continue his fight against an alleged racist insult by Luis Suarez. Also: Boca Juniors are plotting a shock move to rescue Carlos Tevez from his Manchester City nightmare.