Club want midfielder to lead £50m overhaul

Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modric
Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modric
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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Fulham, Barcelona and Liverpool.

DAILY MIRROR: Ferguson also sees Spurs’ Luka Modric as his new Scholes and he is at the heart of a planned £50m summer overhaul of Manchester United.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set for a £12m summer move, with Bayern Munich expected to bid.

Ashley Young has dropped the biggest hint yet he is ready to quit Aston Villa for either Manchester United or Liverpool. Also: Sam Allardyce last night signed a £3million deal with West Ham to complete his return to management.

THE SUN: Sam Allardyce has landed the job of getting West Ham back into the Premier League. Also: Paul Scholes quit playing yesterday and the football world lined up to hail him.

THE INDEPENDENT: David Bernstein, chairman of the Football Association, last night described his body’s decision to call for a postponement of today’s FIFA presidential election as a “matter of principle”, but acknowledged that it is almost certain not to bar Sepp Blatter from winning a fourth term in office.

DAILY STAR: Aston Villa are ready to launch a smash-and-grab raid on Fulham to get Mark Hughes as their new boss. Also: Wayne Rooney claims Barcelona star Lionel Messi would struggle if he played in the Premier League.

DAILY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney expects Manchester United to make major signings this summer in a bid to reclaim the Champions League crown. Also: Dear FIFA Delegate, Today is D-Day for world football. Usually, it is the superstars on the pitch like Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney who command the attention of the billions who love the game. But this afternoon in Zurich, it is you, the decision-makers and power-brokers, who are in the global spotlight; you who have the ball at your feet.

DAILY MAIL: Football is being run as a fiefdom, by a dictator who today will be ‘voted in’ for four more years as president of the world governing body. Also: Football Association chairman Dave Bernstein was defiant last night about his isolated stance to stop sole candidate Sepp Blatter serving a fourth term as president of rotten-to-the-core FIFA.

THE TIMES: Manchester United are giving serious consideration to keeping Michael Owen for another season as they press ahead with their summer rebuilding plans. Also: David Bernstein admitted last night that the FA’s proposal to postpone the FIFA presidential election was made as a matter of principle rather than in expectation of any success.

THE GUARDIAN: Andy Murray threw down his crutches and, as the clouds parted, did rise up and walk into the quarter-finals of the French Open. Also: Mark Hughes has emerged as the front-runner to take over as Aston Villa manager as the Midlands club step up their search for a successor to Gerard Houllier.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Football Association chairman David Bernstein will risk isolation to make a point of principle against Sepp Blatter’s discredited leadership of FIFA by proposing a delay to the presidential election today. Also: Rio Ferdinand and Fabio Capello shook hands on Monday night and intend to move forward for the benefit of England.