Club set to seal sensation £2m deal for 14-year-old wonderkid

Chelsea captain John Terry (right) speaking with QPR's Anton Ferdinand
Chelsea captain John Terry (right) speaking with QPR's Anton Ferdinand
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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, MK Dons, Leicester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.

DAILY MIRROR: Liverpool have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign £2m-rated 14-year-old central midfielder Seyi Ojo from MK Dons.

John Terry was involved in a bust-up in the tunnel after Chelsea’s controversial defeat at QPR. Also: Manchester City derby hero Mario Balotelli has lent his a firework safety campaign.

THE SUN: John Terry will find out today whether he is going to be caught in a race storm. Also: Mario Balotelli insists he has no plans to get shirty again following his cheeky Old Trafford goal celebration.

DAILY STAR: Sven-Goran Eriksson was last night sacked from his £1m-a-year job at Leicester - just hours after telling his squad he was amazed to still be in charge. Also: Mohamed Al Fayed last night branded Mark Hughes a coward and a flop in a bitter war of words with the former Fulham boss.

THE INDEPENDENT: The prospect of the England captain being accused of racism hangs over the game today with Anton Ferdinand expected to ask Queens Park Rangers to petition the Football Association to investigate allegations that John Terry abused him during Chelsea’s defeat at Loftus Road on Sunday. Also: Sven-Goran Eriksson was calm but clearly deeply disappointed last night after he was dismissed by Leicester City’s Thai owners, despite the club sitting two points off the Championship play-off positions.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Anton Ferdinand will meet Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock on Tuesday before deciding whether to formally complain over an alleged racist slur made by England captain John Terry during Sunday’s clash with Chelsea at Loftus Road.

THE GUARDIAN: Sven-Goran Eriksson has been sacked as Leicester City manager following the club’s disappointing start. Also: After Mario Balotelli’s house was set on fire by a firework the striker has backed the Treacle safety campaign.

DAILY MAIL: John Terry has vowed to clear his name after he was accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Also: Blackburn Rovers are ready to give Steve Kean a new contract in a show of support to their beleaguered manager. Newcastle are ready to exploit their superb start to the season by tempting fans back with cut-price tickets. From 1400 BST on Monday, current St James’ Park season-ticket holders, who have seen their team make an unbeaten start to the season, will be able to buy more at a discount of 50%.

DAILY EXPRESS: The Football Association are looking into comments made by Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas about referee Chris Foy’s performance in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat against QPR. Also: Sven-Goran Eriksson has left his post as Leicester manager following the npower Championship club’s mediocre start to the season.

THE TIMES: John Terry faces an anxious wait to discover whether Anton Ferdinand will make a complaint of racist abuse against him.


Bolton defender Gary Cahill has put Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham on alert by criticising his side’s current form. The London trio are considering making bids for the England player in January.