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WE take a look are football for the latest from Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid.

DAILY STAR: Manchester City could move for Brazilian full-back Daniel Alves, 29, after he fell out with Barcelona officials by playing in a friendly without permission

Fabio Capello last night mocked Wayne Rooney for his dismal showing against Italy. Also: Andy Murray led the charge as five Brits stormed into the second round yesterday...Michael Owen is set for a lucrative move to Dubai...Andre Villas-Boas is set to be named as the new manager of Tottenham as early as Sunday.

THE SUN: Brazil striker Alexandre Pato, 22, fancies a transfer to the Premier League when his AC Milan contract expires in 2014.

French winger Florent Malouda, 32, is likely to leave Chelsea after starting negotiations with Brazilian side Vasco da Gama.

Fabio Capello has torn into Wayne Rooney - claiming he only plays well for Scot Alex Ferguson. Also: Andy Murray led the charge as the Brits enjoyed a Wimbledon wonder day.

DAILY MIRROR: Fabio Capello last night put the boot into Wayne Rooney, blaming him for England’s Euro 2012 exit. Also: Daniel Levy has offered Andre Villas-Boas the Spurs job - and wants him to start next week.

DAILY EXPRESS: Arsenal are resigned to losing Robin van Persie, 28, after completing the £13m signing of French striker Olivier Giroud from Marseille.

Andy Murray was a one-man demolition squad as he overwhelmed Nikolay Davydenko to start off his challenge for the Wimbledon title in style. Also: Fabio Capello has aimed a dig at Wayne Rooney’s fortunes with England by saying: “He only understands Scottish.”...Xabi Alonso says Spain have no special plans to stop Cristiano Ronaldo but admits he has been in touch with his Real Madrid team-mate ahead of tonight’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: What an enchanting performance. And no, we’re not talking about JK Rowling’s rare public appearance in the Royal Box. In his first outing at Wimbledon 2012, Andy Murray showed himself to be a genuine contender for this title, eviscerating Nikolay Davydenko in what was arguably his most complete performance on Centre Court. Also: Laura Robson was the picture of gloom after blowing a wonderful chance to take a major scalp at Wimbledon and slumping to a first-round defeat.

DAILY MAIL: Branislav Ivanovic has told Tottenham’s Luka Modric, 26, to join Chelsea instead of Manchester United or Real Madrid.

Arsenal want to offload Denilson, Carlos Vela, Sebastien Squillaci, Andrey Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Park Chu-young and Johan Djourou in a attempt to cut the club’s wage bill .

Manchester United are increasing their efforts to sign Porto winger James Rodriguez, 20, after having a £30m bid rejected.

Fabio Capello has delivered a withering assessment of Wayne Rooney’s England career, claiming ‘he only plays well in Manchester’. Also: Scott Parker could miss the start of the Barclays Premier League season amid fears the Tottenham midfielder may need surgery on his troublesome achilles.

THE TIMES: Liverpool have not given up hope of winning the race to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, 22, but will not bow to his wage demands to prevent him from signing for Tottenham.

British resolve and flair have been in short supply at Wimbledon in recent years but such virtues were virtually oozing out of SW19 on a day when Andy Murray cruised to victory and was joined in the second round by James Ward, Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha. Also: There were tears on No 18 Court as Elena Baltacha came from a set down to reach the second round for the sixth time and the droplets turned to a torrent of emotion when Baltacha was hugged by Judy Murray, her Fed Cup captain, and told that she had also been given a wild card into the Olympics.

THE INDEPENDENT: Andy Murray has always stressed the importance of saving his best tennis for the biggest occasions and the 25-year-old Scot put some difficult weeks behind him to make a hugely impressive start to his Wimbledon campaign here yesterday. Also: After a career dogged by illness and injury, nobody in tennis deserved a change of luck more than Elena Baltacha.

THE GUARDIAN: Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, has declared “everything is possible” when it comes to selling TV rights for the Games after London, raising the prospect of the BBC losing some or all of its coverage of the event. Also: Fabio Capello has delivered a withering assessment of Wayne Rooney’s England performances by highlighting the disparity between his displays with Manchester United and questioning whether the striker “only understands Scottish”.