WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City.
THE SUN: Arsenal are keen to make the first move for Fulham striker Clint Dempsey, who is also wanted by Liverpool.
It’s on! David Haye will fight Dereck Chisora in the grudge fight of the century - thanks to The Sun. Also: Rovers crashed through the Premier League eggsit as Wigan completed the great escape...Amir Khan’s world title rematch with Lamont Peterson is on the brink of being called off.
DAILY EXPRESS: Pep Guardiola has rejected a £12million-a-year offer from Chelsea - which could open the door for Roberto Di Matteo to land the manager’s job permanently. Also: Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League after losing 1-0 at home to Wigan last night in a match that had to be stopped because of a pitch invasion - by a chicken...Ronnie O’Sullivan said he felt like an “Ironman” after winning a fourth world snooker title last night.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Blackburn Rovers were relegated last night with rain, tennis balls and relentless derision falling on their beleaguered manager Steve Kean. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson is facing a battle to persuade Paul Scholes to extend his Manchester United career beyond the end of the season...The Luxembourg Boxing Federation will license a heavyweight fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora at Upton Park, West Ham United’s home ground, on July 14, it will be announced today.
THE GUARDIAN: Manchester City may be only 90 minutes from wrapping up the Premier League but Joleon Lescott has urged the club’s fans to “not get carried away” in the run-up to the title decider this weekend. Also: Lancashire have won the battle to sign Ajmal Shahzad from Yorkshire, giving the England seamer the perfect stage on which to prove a point to his former county...West Ham United are one step away from returning to the Premier League after easing their way into the Championship play-off final with an emphatic victory over Cardiff City.
DAILY MIRROR: If they secure their Premier League status next weekend, QPR are planning a £7m move for Wigan winger Victor Moses.
Pep Guardiola has knocked back a second offer from Chelsea - and that could give Roberto Di Matteo a shot at the job. Also: Angry scenes broke out at Ewood Park after Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League...Fernando Torres will face the wrath of Anfield tonight as he makes his first return to the ground where he was once idolised.
DAILY MAIL: Spurs could also be set to add to their defensive ranks with a move for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.
Blackburn ended 11 years in the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan doomed them to relegation on another night of bitterness, anger and negativity at Ewood Park. Also: Manchester United ‘s England defender Chris Smalling has suffered a Euro 2012 scare after learning his groin injury is worse than first thought...Wigan midfielder James McCarthy has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 squad after his father was diagnosed with cancer.
DAILY STAR: Manchester City’s millionaire stars have been promised £250,000 a man for landing the Premier League title. Also: Blackburn boss Steve Kean finally had the stuffing knocked out of him as Rovers waved goodbye to the Premier League last night...Golden oldie Ronnie O’Sullivan grabbed his fourth world title at the Crucible last night.
THE TIMES: Blackburn Rovers were relegated from the Barclays Premier League last night as supporters directed the full force of their anger at Steve Kean, the manager, and Venky’s, the club’s owners. Also: Real Madrid scouts have been watching Papiss Demba Cisse with a view to making a move for the Newcastle United this summer...Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed a fourth world title last night to complete a remarkable turnaround in his playing fortunes and though he insisted that there was plenty more to come, it would appear a decision on a threatened retirement is deferred rather than definitive.
THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester City have identified the Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda as a back-up target, with their pursuit of Eden Hazard, one of the Continent’s brightest talents, proving more difficult than the club had first anticipated. Also: Manchester United’s Chris Smalling has emerged as an early injury doubt for Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad, with a groin problem which was troubling him by the end of his side’s victory over Swansea on Sunday proving more serious than initially had been thought.