WE take a look around the world of football for the latest from Chelsea, Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United, West Ham United, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.
METRO: Chelsea target Hulk will not force a move away from Porto in the January transfer window - although his agent has hinted that a summer move for less than his £83m release clause could be a possibility.
THE TIMES: Thierry Henry enjoyed a fairytale return to English football last night by scoring the only goal of the game as Arsenal laboured to a 1-0 FA Cup win over Leeds United. ALSO: Mark Hughes sounded a note of caution last night over his seemingly imminent appointment as Queens Park Rangers manager, spelling out the need to be persuaded of the club’s ambitions when discussions resume today.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Arsenal rolled back the years last night, relying on Thierry Henry to settle the game by a scoreline etched into the club’s history and songbooks. Arsenal’s bearded wonder has just enhanced his special legacy. ALSO: Mark Hughes, who is expected to be announced as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers today, is planning a raft of signings including the exciting young Brazilian striker Henrique.
THE INDEPENDENT: Thierry Henry scored his 227th goal for Arsenal last night and said afterwards that he hoped “it won’t be the last one”. ALSO: Manchester City will today learn the outcome of their appeal against captain Vincent Kompany’s controversial dismissal during the FA Cup tie with Manchester United, though last night all the signs were pointing to it failing.
THE GUARDIAN: The long stalemate was just a piece of scene-setting. Thierry Henry decided this FA Cup tie after a five-year absence from Arsenal and sent the side on to a meeting with Aston Villa in the fourth round. ALSO: Mark Hughes is set to take over as Queens Park Rangers and has been promised significant funds by the club’s owner, Tony Fernandes, to strengthen his squad this month, with the England forward Darren Bent a principal target.
DAILY EXPRESS: Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard could end his career back at his first club West Ham.
Thierry Henry made a sensational return for Arsenal at the Emirates last night, turning back the clock to score a fine goal which knocked Leeds out of the FA Cup. ALSO: Mark Hughes has told QPR he needs £30million to pull them clear of relegation and chase an ambitious list of targets headed by Darren Bent and Didier Drogba.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester United are considering a move for Olympiakos right-back Vasilis Torosidis.
Thierry Henry took only 10 minutes to announce his return to Arsenal last night with a vintage goal that knocked Leeds out of the third round of the FA Cup. ALSO: The Football Association will write to Liverpool and Manchester United ahead of their FA Cup tie and ask them not to inflame a potentially explosive situation.
DAILY MIRROR: Thierry Henry described it as a “dream come true” after completing a fairytale return for Arsenal. ALSO: Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected an approach from Welsh FA bosses to install Ryan Giggs as national team manager.
THE SUN: Thierry Henry capped his fairytale return to Arsenal with the winner to sink Leeds. ALSO: Wayne Rooney insists he did not wave an imaginary card to help get Vincent Kompany sent off.
DAILY STAR: Angry Wayne Rooney has slammed Roberto Mancini for accusing him of getting Vincent Kompany sent off. ALSO: Arsenal legend Thierry Henry took just 10 minutes to crown his remarkable return to the club with a goal to remember last night.