Clubs set for £30m tug-of-war

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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Manchester City, West Ham United, Norwich City and Chelsea.

THE SUN: Luka Modric, 26, plans to submit a written transfer at Tottenham in the next seven days to trigger a £30m-plus tug-of-war between Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Napoli have told Manchester City and Chelsea to forget about signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 25.

Spain remain spot-on to become the first team to win THREE international tournaments in succession. Also: Roy Hodgson last night slammed Fabio Capello for taking a “cheap” shot at Wayne Rooney. Also: Gareth Bale last night committed himself to Spurs - with Andre Villas-Boas set to be his new boss.

DAILY MAIL: West Ham have upped their bid for 31-year-old striker Grant Holt to £6m and hope a £4m payment up front will convince Norwich to sell.

Tottenham could ease the pain of losing Luka Modric by signing Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, in part exchange.

Roy Hodgson has gone to war with Fabio Capello, accusing his predecessor as England manager of taking a ‘cheap’ shot at Wayne Rooney. Also: Heather Watson swapped the tears of last year’s Wimbledon for pure joy as she made it into the third round - becoming the first British woman to do so for 10 years.

DAILY MIRROR: Roy Hodgson has hit back at Fabio Capello for his attack on Wayne Rooney. Also: Andre Villas-Boas was given a boost yesterday when Gareth Bale signed a new four-year deal.

DAILY EXPRESS: Heather Watson became the first British woman since Elena Baltacha a decade ago to reach the third round at Wimbledon and described the feeling as “an explosion of happiness”. Also: Roy Hodgson has rounded on Fabio Capello for criticising Wayne Rooney’s performances at Euro 2012, claiming his predecessor is guilty of a “cheap” attack on the striker.

DAILY STAR: Cesc Fabregas held his nerve to send Spain into the Euro 2012 final last night. Also: Roy Hodgson last night accused Fabio Capello of being cheap for taking a swipe at Wayne Rooney. Also: Gareth Bale yesterday signed a new £5m-a-year deal with Tottenham and promised to help deliver Champions League football again.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Cesc Fabregas sent Spain into their third successive major final with the winning kick in a dramatic Euro 2012 semi-final penalty shoot-out in which Cristiano Ronaldo’s gamble on taking Portugal’s last spot-kick backfired. Also: Roy Hodgson has accused Fabio Capello of making a “cheap” jibe at Wayne Rooney over the striker’s lacklustre performance at Euro 2012.

THE TIMES: Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham Hotspur’s manager-elect, has been kept informed of the club’s attempts to strengthen their squad for next season as he waits to be announced officially as Harry Redknapp’s replacement on Sunday. Also: Roy Hodgson expressed disappointment yesterday with Fabio Capello, his predecessor as England manager, for making “cheap” comments about Wayne Rooney.

THE GUARDIAN: A penalty shootout began Spain’s era and a penalty shootout kept it going. The dream of a unique treble is still alive. Also: Heather Watson’s smile was almost as wide as the room here yesterday after the 20-year-old became the first British women to reach the third round since Elena Baltacha a decade ago.

THE INDEPENDENT: The first of the European Championship semi-finals went to penalties last night after a frustrating 120 minutes in Donetsk. Also: What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago Heather Watson was in tears after what she called “the hardest defeat of my professional career”, having suffered an elbow injury when she appeared to be on the way to her first Wimbledon victory. Yesterday the 20-year-old from Guernsey wore a smile as wide as the English channel as she became the first British woman to reach the third round here for 10 years.