Club close in on £30m double swoop

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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, QPR, Millwall, Arsenal, Southampton, Fulham, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Chelsea.

DAILY MAIL: Liverpool are closing in on a £30 million swoop for two of England’s hottest prospects - Blackburn defender Phil Jones and Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson. QPR are prepared to double the wages of Wales striker Steve Morison to lure him away from Millwall. Former England international Mark Chamberlain has pleaded with Arsenal to buy his son Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton.

Also: Mark Hughes last night left his job as Fulham manager.

THE SUN: Mark Hughes was last night slammed for walking out on Fulham - 24 hours after verbally agreeing a new deal. Also: Arsenal have told Real Madrid the bidding for Cesc Fabregas starts at £54 million.

DAILY MIRROR: Everton and Tottenham are interested in veteran German striker Miroslav Klose, who is a free agent after his Bayern Munich contract expired.

Robin Van Persie has launched an astonishing attack on Chelsea, branding them whingers and said they should “shut the f*** up”. Also: Aston Villa last night told Mark Hughes he is out of the running for the job - just hours after he quit Fulham.

DAILY STAR: Mark Hughes last night sensationally quit as Fulham boss - leaving the way clear for Martin O’Neill to take charge at Craven Cottage. Also: Adam Johnson has pleaded with Carlos Tevez to stay at Manchester City.

DAILY EXPRESS: Michael Owen sparked a furious row with Newcastle after dismissing them as “a poor team” on Twitter. Also: Aston Villa last night told Mark Hughes he is out of the running for their manager’s job - just hours after he quit Fulham.

THE GUARDIAN: Mark Hughes will not be the new Aston Villa manager and has been left without a club after walking out on Fulham last night. Also: Formula One teams may be obliged to compete in a rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix despite their overwhelming unwillingness to do so if, at a meeting today, the FIA World Motor Sport council decides the race should take place.

THE TIMES: Mark Hughes’ future remained a mystery last night, when Aston Villa privately ruled out the possibility of him becoming their next manager after his resignation from Fulham. Also: The FA will focus on improving relationships with its counterparts in Europe as the first step towards rebuilding its international credibility in the light of the failed World Cup bid and a chastening two days at the FIFA Congress.

THE INDEPENDENT: Fabio Capello is expected to bring Theo Walcott back into the England team for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland tomorrow as he opts for a 4-3-3 formation with Darren Bent as the centre-forward. Also: Mark Hughes exercised the break clause in his two-year Fulham contract last night to leave the club and pave the way for a move to the vacant Aston Villa manager’s job.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Liverpool are lining up a double swoop for Sunderland pair Jordan Henderson and Lee Cattermole.

Fulham reacted with shock last night at the decision of Mark Hughes to tender his resignation and believe the former Manchester City manager has reneged on a verbal commitment to lead the club into Europe next season. Also: Guus Hiddink remains poised for a remarkable restoration as Chelsea manager, refusing to commit his future to the Turkish national team and describing the notion of holding both jobs as “impossible”.