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THE SUN: Javier Hernandez is a shock £30 million target for Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala are ready to offer Ashley Cole £200,000 a week to lure the defender away from London. Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett is stalling over signing a new contract with Tottenham and Newcastle both keen on a summer move for the 21-year-old.
DAILY MIRROR: Fabio Capello is angry with himself for believing Wayne Rooney’s claims he was mentally fit to play against Montenegro. Also: Barcelona have put Ashley Cole at the top of their transfer hit-list.
DAILY STAR: Fabio Capello now admits he got it badly wrong by starting Wayne Rooney against Montenegro.
DAILY MAIL: Wayne Rooney has written personally to UEFA in a bid to limit his European Championship ban for his red card in Montenegro to a single match.
DAILY EXPRESS: Gareth Barry has warned Manchester City’s egotistical stars to stop the strops or risk wrecking their Premier League title bid. Also: Arsenal stalwart Gilles Grimandi claims the best the Gunners can do is be a minor irritant in the Premier League title race.
THE TIMES: Craig Levein knows that Scotland might need a small miracle in Alicante tonight - a victory over Spain - if his team are to grab a European Championship play-off place, but the Scotland manager said yesterday that his players “feared nothing” and would “have a go” against the world and European champions.
THE GUARDIAN: Wayne Rooney is to plead his case to UEFA in writing as part of the Football Association’s argument that the England striker should not have his automatic one-match ban for violent conduct extended by the governing body’s control and disciplinary panel.
THE INDEPENDENT: Wayne Rooney has written his own letter of apology for his red card against Montenegro as part of the Football Association’s appeal for leniency when UEFA rules on the striker’s Euro 2012 ban on Thursday.