Player set for move in sensational £50m swap deal

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas
Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas
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WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Sunderland, Barcelona, Stoke City, Wigan Athletic, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Fulham.

DAILY MIRROR: Arsenal are being offered Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 20, as part of a £50m swap deal for Cesc Fabregas.

Liverpool have made a new £18.5m bid for Sunderland’s 20-year-old midfielder Jordan Henderson - £5m more than last week’s opening offer.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has made a flying visit to check out Caen’s 24-year-old Moroccan striker Youssef Al-Arabi.

Wigan will sell French winger Charles N’Zogbia, 25, for £9m - if a Champions League club wants him.

Fabio Capello’s man-management skills are under question again with two more of his stars furious at their treatment. Also: Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has made a new £18.5 million bid for Sunderland’s England Under-21 midfielder Jordan Henderson.

THE SUN: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been told he will need to find in excess of £20m to sign Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric.

Clueless Fabio Capello says he does not know how to make England fit for purpose. Also: Peter Crouch says he will not quit international football despite his latest snub by Fabio Capello.

DAILY STAR: Shambolic Fabio Capello has admitted he is clueless about how to get England on track for Euro 2012 glory. Also: Chelsea have told Guus Hiddink to walk out on Turkey - or they will turn to Mark Hughes as their new boss.

DAILY EXPRESS: Chelsea will face a £14 million bill if they appoint Guus Hiddink as their new manager this week. Also: Samir Nasri has risked his relationship with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after admitting he would consider a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

DAILY MAIL: West Brom manager Roy Hodgson will move to head off Arsenal and Chelsea’s interest in the club’s star striker Peter Odemwingie by handing the Nigerian a new deal at The Hawthorns.

Arsenal and Liverpool are considering a bid for Barcelona’s unwanted 20-year-old striker Bojan.

Wembley Stadium could stage the Champions League final in 2013 after proving such a resounding success last month. Also: Roger Federer came to Roland Garros and made his point, but he could not make it loud enough to suppress the extraordinary Rafael Nadal.

THE TIMES: Serious questions were raised last night about the credibility of the vote that restored the controversial Bahrain Grand Prix to the Formula One calendar. Also: Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football development, has criticised England’s present generation for being reluctant to play for their country after Peter Crouch became the latest player to consider his international future as a result of his perceived bad treatment at the hands of Fabio Capello.

THE INDEPENDENT: Fabio Capello is baffled by the fatigue his England players displayed against Switzerland and fears there may be no solution to a problem he considers endemic to this country and its heavy training culture. Also: Only seven days ago Rafael Nadal insisted that he was not playing well enough to win his sixth French Open title but the Spaniard yesterday delivered a performance worthy of his reputation as the greatest clay-court player in history.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: In the wake of the disappointing draw with Switzerland, Fabio Capello insists that he will not step down as England manager, that he is doing his best and that all the players are behind him, despite Peter Crouch’s apparent anger at not being involved at Wembley. Also: Martin Jol and Steve McClaren are likely to return to English football this summer after Aston Villa and Fulham included both men high on their list of candidates to become their next managers.

THE GUARDIAN: Fabio Capello has admitted that he is dumbfounded over how to coax performances from players exhausted by the draining Premier League season, and that he fears England’s efforts may be wrecked by fatigue should they reach Euro 2012. Also: Chelsea are to make a formal approach to the Turkish Football Federation this week to secure the services of Guus Hiddink as manager, a move that will spark a period of negotiations over the size of the compensation package required to land the Dutchman.