WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Arsenal, Birmingham City, Everton, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, Manchester United, Celtic, Manchester City, Barcelona and Chelsea.
THE SUN: Tottenham have bid for Blackburn’s Christopher Samba in a £10m cash-plus-player deal. Spurs are willing to off-load Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, David Bentley or Sebastian Bassong.
New West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has made a move for Liverpool’s French striker David Ngog.
Paul Scholes has backed Wesley Sneijder as the perfect man to replace him at Manchester United. Also: Tottenham last night swooped for Christopher Samba in a £10million deal.
THE TIMES: Arsenal are facing two serious dilemmas as the new Barclays Premier League season approaches.
DAILY MAIL: Arsenal are to send chief scout Steve Rowley to watch Scott Dann this weekend as they ponder a £10m bid for the Birmingham defender, with boss Arsene Wenger growing frustrated at Everton’s asking price for Phil Jagielka.
Jose Enrique will follow Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan out of Newcastle after Liverpool agreed a £10million fee for the Spanish defender.
THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will try to persuade his board to sanction a straight swap deal involving Carlos Tevez and Samuel Eto’o of Internazionale, despite profound doubts at City about the acquisition of a 30-year-old with no Premier League experience and minimal sell-on value. Also: In the wake of another resounding victory it is natural to pose the question. How good are England?
DAILY MIRROR: Newcastle have conceded defeat in their attempts to keep left-back Jose Enrique at the club, paving the way for a £5m move to Liverpool to be completed this week. Newcastle rebel Joey Barton is being offered a shock move to Celtic. Also: Manchester City are trying to sign Aaron Lennon from Spurs in a swap deal for Emmanuel Adebayor. Also: Andre Villas-Boas is ready to persuade Roman Abramovich to land AC Milan ace Pato in a £30million player-plus-cash deal.
DAILY STAR: Arsenal face the embarrassment of taking two team photographs tomorrow - with and without Cesc Fabregas. Also: Juventus are planning a £10million bid for Chelsea star Alex.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Barcelona are set to make a final push for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas by tabling a£35m offer for the Spain midfielder.
Joey Barton may be forced by Newcastle to train alone until he finds a new club as they feel he has become a poisonous influence in the dressing room.
DAILY EXPRESS: Joey Barton was forced to train on his own at Newcastle yesterday but has told team-mates he has his heart set on a move to Arsenal and a pay rise.