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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Stoke City, Liverpool, Cheslea and Bolton Wanderers.

DAILY STAR: Blackburn’s Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic has revealed he will have to move if does not start seeing some first-team action at Ewood Park.

Arsene Wenger blew his top as Arsenal’s title dream bit the dust yesterday - in the 12th minute of stoppage time. Also: Sensational Stoke stormed into the FA Cup final for the first time in their 148-year history after battering Bolton at Wembley...Both Manchester clubs will find out today if they will face FA charges following the bust-up at the end of Saturday’s semi-final.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Stoke believe they are ready to create an FA Cup final shock after their crushing victory over Bolton. Also: Manchester City and Manchester United could face disciplinary action from the Football Association after Mario Balotelli sparked ugly post-match scenes involving players from both clubs following City’s FA Cup semi-final victory at Wembley...Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has been named as the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year.

THE INDEPENDENT: The animosity between Manchester’s two footballing rivals deepened yesterday as Mario Balotelli was accused of “disrespect” by Luis Nani after the City player’s provocative celebrations in front of United fans at the end of the FA Cup semi-final prompted a melee on the pitch at Wembley on Saturday. Also: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish played down a touchline spat with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger at the final whistle of the sides’ 1-1 draw...Lewis Hamilton began and ended his Chinese Grand Prix in dramatic circumstances but his calmness paid off both times to allow him to secure his first win of the season yesterday.

THE TIMES: Tony Pulis, the Stoke City manager, is determined to exact revenge on Manchester City for one of the low points of his career when the teams meet in the FA Cup final next month. Also: Nani accused Mario Balotelli of showing a lack of respect after the controversial Manchester City striker sparked ugly scenes at the end of the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.

DAILY EXPRESS: Arsene Wenger was involved in a touchline row with Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish after seeing his Arsenal team hand the Premier League title initiative to Manchester United. Also: Nani attempted to put a positive spin on the end of Manchester United’s Treble hopes by insisting the FA Cup was third on their list of priorities...If his ambition really is to return for Wales in this year’s World Cup, Gavin Henson will soon be disappointed in his other ambition of winning a two-year contract to carry on with Toulon.

DAILY MAIL: Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish were involved in a furious touchline bust-up as Arsenal’s title hopes suffered a serious setback in extraordinary scenes at the Emirates. Also: Stoke recorded the biggest winning margin in an FA Cup tie at Wembley as they stunned Bolton to reach the final for the first time in the club’s 138-year history...Paula Radcliffe returned to her French home from a visit to London 24 hours before yesterday’s marathon but will have been watching the oncoming threat to her Olympic dream.

THE SUN: Roberto Mancini has warned Manchester United his team are ready to tear down their famous banner and take over the town. Also: Lewis Hamilton roared to victory in China, then admitted: “I’d forgotten what it felt like to win”...Amir Khan is ready to become a welter belter and even take on his superstar pal Manny Pacquiao in a multi-million pound fight.

DAILY MIRROR: Alexander Hleb wants to return to Arsenal and insists there is no chance of him staying at Birmingham.

Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish clashed on the touchline after Arsenal kissed goodbye to their title hopes. Also: Rio Ferdinand lashed out at winker Mario Balotelli last night after telling Manchester City: Keep control of your players...Amir Khan could be just one fight away from a showdown with his friend and hero Manny Pacquiao.

THE GUARDIAN: Arsene Wenger has refused to give up on Arsenal winning the Premier League title despite their hopes of ousting Manchester United from top spot suffering a dramatic and seemingly devastating blow in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Also: Lewis Hamilton’s first victory in almost eight months has breathed fresh life into the Formula One season...Judd Trump came to Sheffield with the wind in his sails from capturing his maiden major title, the China Open, earlier this month and produced a dramatic 10-8 win over Neil Robertson, the defending champion, to secure his place in the last 16 of the world championship.