WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United.
DAILY MAIL: Arsenal have entered the race to sign France’s latest teenage sensation M’Baye Niang. The 16-year-old striker is already in Caen’s first team and has attracted interest from Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Roberto Mancini wants his Manchester City side to compete for trophies on all four fronts after appearing in the Champions League draw for the first time yesterday. Also: Harry Redknapp’s latest attempt to get Luka Modric to play for Tottenham failed last night as the Chelsea target pulled out of the draw against Hearts.
Craig Bellamy has taken a step closer to making a dramatic return to Liverpool after Manchester City agreed to let him leave for nothing.
THE SUN: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is planning a £16m swoop for Brazil striker Leandro Damiao.
Roberto Mancini watched Manchester City dodge a Champions League group of death. Also: Harry Redknapp insists Spurs have won their £30million battle with Chelsea over Luka Modric; Cesc Fabregas wants Arsenal to start winning trophies to fire up their fans; Alex Ferguson has finally made peace with the BBC.
DAILY MIRROR: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has tabled an offer of only £6m, plus extras, for England international defender Gary Cahill, roughly a third of Bolton’s valuation of the player.
Craig Bellamy last night took a step closer to a shock Liverpool return after Manchester City said he can leave for nothing. Also: Chelsea target Luka Modric was nowhere to be seen at White Hart Lane as Spurs moved into the Europa League group stages.
DAILY STAR: Andre Villas-Boas has told Roman Abramovich - I can make your Champions League dream come true. Also: Manchester United will not be trying to push through a deal for Wesley Sneijder - or anybody else - ahead of next week’s transfer deadline; Birmingham cruised into today’s draw for the Europa League group stages after a 3-0 win over Nacional.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Manchester City were yesterday ushered into the VIP area of European football. Also: Cesc Fabregas believes that Arsenal must make the Emirates as “special” as Highbury, adding that the process will begin when his former team start winning trophies.
THE TIMES: Manchester City will have a tough task to qualify for the knockout stage when their inaugural Champions League campaign begins next month after being placed in a demanding group in yesterday’s draw in Monaco. Also: As his squad returned home last night, Eoin Morgan stayed behind in Dublin to spend some time with his family, comfortable and perhaps relieved that he could show his face in public without attracting ridicule for another England loss at Irish hands.
THE GUARDIAN: Manchester City’s Champions League debut will mark the moment the club arrive at Europe’s top table and will form the basis of a strong challenge for four trophies this season, executives declared after a tough but navigable draw. Also: The last Irishman to captain England had a passion for ostrich racing and there were times during his first taste of the job when Eoin Morgan must have wondered if it would have been a less stressful way to pass the time.
THE INDEPENDENT: According to Andre Villas-Boas, Manchester City can become the first club to win the European Cup/Champions League on their debut since Aston Villa in 1982. Also: Arsene Wenger will turn his attention to bolstering his midfield options over the last week of the transfer window with Arsenal already making fresh inquiries over a loan move for Marseille’s Argentina international Lucho Gonzalez and Sochaux’s Marvin Martin.
DAILY EXPRESS: Samir Nasri last night warned the Champions League old order that new boys Manchester City fear no one. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson will escape any sort of punishment from the Premier League, despite breaching their regulations on 80 occasions in the past year.