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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, Southampton and QPR.

DAILY MAIL: Chelsea have made an improved bid of £20m for 18-year-old Anderlecht forward Romelu Lukaku.

Sergio Aguero will become the most expensive player in Manchester City`s history today. Arsenal were last night closing in on the £17.5million signing of Juan Mata from Valencia.

THE INDEPENDENT: Chelsea have written a formal letter of complaint to the Malaysian FA, protesting about what what the club claim was racist behaviour towards their Israeli midfielder, Yossi Benayoun. Also: Manchester City were last night close to finalising their biggest deal of the summer, with their £38m capture of the electrifying Argentine striker, Sergio Aguero.

THE SUN: Blackburn are set make their first summer signing by paying Partizan Belgrade £3m for their Serbian midfielder Radosav Petrovic, 22.

Crisis-hit Birmingham face a player exodus because of the club’s cash crisis. Ben Foster, Scott Dann, Cameron Jerome, Liam Ridgewell and Nikola Zigic are looking to go with the threat of administration looming.

Chris Samba has stunned Blackburn by pleading: Let me join Arsenal. Also: Manchester City took their spending to new heights by signing Sergio Aguero in a deal that will cost a staggering £90million.

DAILY STAR: Chelsea are set to make a final £30m offer for Luka Modric and well tell Tottenham: Take it or leave it. Also: Manchester United will speed up their contract talks with Javier Hernandez in a bid to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford.

DAILY MIRROR: QPR are to offer Southampton £500,000 plus defender Kaspars Gorkss in an attempt to land winger Jason Puncheon.

Sergio Aguero completed the second-biggest move in British history - and fired Manchester City into the title race. Also: Arsene Wenger was last night closing in on a £15million deal for Juan Mata - paving the way for Cesc Fabregas to go to Barcelona.

THE GUARDIAN: European clubs will break away from Fifa and Uefa and create their own super league unless the world governing body urgently addresses their growing concerns over international fixtures and finances. Also: Sergio Aguero has arrived at Manchester City to complete his club-record £38m transfer from Atletico Madrid.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Sergio Aguero will today complete his £35 million move to Manchester City. Also: Fifa would turn to the United Nations for advice on how to remove the cloud of corruption from the organisation, Sepp Blatter said yesterday.

DAILY EXPRESS: Argentina striker Sergio Aguero last night became Manchester City`s latest superstar signing. Also: Christopher Samba last night issued a `come and get me` plea to Arsenal.