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Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips
Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips
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We take a look around the papers for the latest from Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Celtic, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bolton Wanderers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, QPR and West Ham United.

DAILY MIRROR: Bolton aim to sign three players this week - Liverpool striker David Ngog for £4m-plus and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips for £2m, while also taking City’s defender Dedryck Boyata on loan.

Wolves are set to offer veteran midfielder Jimmy Bullard a Premier League lifeline after he was sacked by Hull over an incident during a pre-season tour.

West Ham’s Kevin Nolan has encouraged the club to sign his former Newcastle team-mate Joey Barton if they sell Scott Parker before the summer transfer window closes.

AC Milan confirm they are in talks to sign Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani, as QPR target a loan deal for his Anfield team-mate Joe Cole.

Sir Alex Ferguson hailed match-winner Danny Welbeck as United demolished Tottenham with a stunning second-half performance. Also: Andrew Strauss signed off for five months with a warning to England’s whitewash heroes... Arsenal are demanding UEFA hear their appeal to Arsene Wenger’s touchline ban before tomorrow’s Champions League play-off crunch with Udinese.

DAILY MAIL: Manchester City misfit Craig Bellamy is being tracked by Liverpool ahead of a potential Anfield return.

Everton and Celtic want Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell on loan after the 27-year-old’s £3m move to West Brom broke down following talks.

Sir Alex Ferguson beamed with pride after seeing his Manchester United youngsters - inspired by Danny Welbeck - rip Tottenham apart with three second-half goals at Old Trafford last night. Also: Arsenal face having Arsene Wenger banned from the touchlines for two European games and are furious after their chance to appeal was delayed. As of last night, UEFA had failed to send through the relevant document required for the club to act.

THE SUN: Alex Ferguson gave his United kids the hairdryer treatment at half-time. And the boys came out as men to blow away Tottenham. Also: Arsene Wenger is going into battle over his new two-match touchline ban from UEFA... Andrew Strauss saw his heroes trounce India by an innings - then warned: Don’t get cocky.

THE INDEPENDENT: It’s official - and now they have a trophy to go with their title. But England had no sooner taken possession of the international Cricket Council mace as the world’s number one Test team than captain Andrew Strauss talked about aiming even higher. Also: Arsene Wenger’s attempts to recruit desperately needed reinforcements to bolster his faltering side may rest on Arsenal’s abilities to reach the Champions League.

THE TIMES: Manchester United offered a tantalising glimpse of what the future may hold in store as one of the youngest teams in the club’s history brushed aside Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford last night. Also: Arsene Wenger is planning to defy Roberto Mancini and name Samir Nasri in his squad for Arsenal’s Champions League play-off second leg against Udinese tomorrow evening.

THE GUARDIAN: The season is barely begun but Manchester United set off in pursuit of a 20th league title with the familiar persistence. Also: England’s captain Andrew Strauss accepted the International Cricket Council mace which formally acknowledges England’s status as the best team in the world and immediately warned his players about the pitfalls that will accompany their success.

DAILY STAR: Boss Mick McCarthy has insisted that Kevin Doyle, a rumoured target for Liverpool, is not leaving Molineux.

But Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is more likely to succeed with an £8m move for Birmingham defender Scott Dann.

Danny Welbeck took centre stage for Manchester United at Old Trafford last night. Also: Arsene Wenger has astonishingly told new skipper Robin van Persie he is happy with his Arsenal squad.

DAILY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson’s fledgling stars grew up last night at Old Trafford. Also: Juan Mata jetted into London yesterday to complete his £26million move to Chelsea from Valencia... Andrew Strauss says England will be judged by higher standards now, having hammered home their status as the best Test team with a 4-0 series whitewash over India.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Ominous, very ominous. The kids are more than all right. Sir Alex Ferguson put his faith in youth last night was rewarded with a fine goal from Danny Welbeck, good shifts from Tom Cleverley and particularly Phil Jones and a clean sheet for David De Gea.