Brazilian star set for sensational £34m Premier League move

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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Chelsea, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Arsenal.

Daily Telegraph: Chelsea have held talks to sign Porto’s Brazilian striker Hulk, 25, for a reduced fee of 40m euros (£34m).

Kevin Davies has described the sense of helplessness and fear he felt as he watched his team-mate Fabrice Muamba fight for his life.

Daily Mail: Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, who took Robbie Fowler to Cardiff in 2007, is set to offer the former Liverpool striker a deal at Hillsborough until the end of the season, after he failed to agree terms with Blackpool.

Stricken Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has spoken to family and friends, raising hopes the 23-year-old may recover from the cardiac arrest he suffered at Tottenham on Saturday. Also: England hooker Dylan Hartley is facing a ban that could put him out of the summer tour to South Africa after he was cited for biting the finger of Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris during Saturday’s Six Nations win at Twickenham.

Daily Express: Bolton captain Kevin Davies called for fans to end the culture of hatred as an enduring tribute to Fabrice Muamba - as hopes rose last night in his brave battle for life. Also: Chris Robshaw has backed Stuart Lancaster to lead England through to the 2015 World Cup after hailing the interim head coach’s impact during the Six Nations as “fantastic”.

Daily Star: Fabrice Muamba last night looked to be taking his first steps on the long road to recovery. Also: Liverpool will play their FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, April 14 to avoid a clash with the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Daily Mirror: Michael Watson has joined the nation’s vigil for Fabrice Muamba and told him: “Miracles do happen.” Also: Roberto Di Matteo has hit out at reports that he stabbed Andre Villas-Boas in the back at Chelsea.

The Sun: Chinese Super League club Guizhou Renhe are preparing summer moves for Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, both 33, in deals that would see each player earn £250,000 a week.

Harry Redknapp feared he was witnessing a repeat of Marc-Vivien Foe’s death on the pitch when Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba collapsed on Saturday.

The Times: Mohamed Amir has outlined the pressure he was under to bowl the two no-balls that cut shortn his career. Also: Bolton Wanderers are not expected to withdraw from the FA Cup, although their Barclays Premier League match at home to Blackburn could be postponed.

The Independent: Chelsea are planning a £30m raid in the summer to land the Newcastle pair Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul. Also: Dimitar Berbatov`s agent has said that the Manchester United striker is embarrassed to be receiving such a high salary and will accept his departure this summer with good grace.

The Guardian: Fabrice Muamba is showing “small signs of improvement” for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton against Tottenham. Also: Mohamed Amir has claimed that he was pressurised by his captain and the agent and bookmaker into bowling the two no-balls that earned him a jail sentence.

talkSPORT: Reports in Italy are linking Liverpool and Arsenal with Udinese duo Mehdi Benatia, 24, and Mauricio Isla, 23, but they face competition from Napoli.