Real Madrid swoop for Premier League midfielder

Chelsea's Frank Lampard
Chelsea's Frank Lampard
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Fulham, QPR, Everton, Sunderland, Blackburn and Aston Villa.

Jose Mourinho wants to take Frank Lampard to Real Madrid in a swap deal for Spanish Under-21 midfielder Esteban Granero.

The Sun

Everton boss David Moyes has admitted making an approach to New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry, who is currently training with Arsenal during the MLS off-season, in an attempt to sign the Frenchman on loan in January.

Manchester United are chasing 17-year-old Dutch left-back Jetro Willems, who plays for PSV Eindhoven, as manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks for the next Patrice Evra.

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is ready to offer Bobby Zamora a move away from Fulham.

Daily Mirror

Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh has conceded he may have to leave the club to revive his career and has hinted he could be set for a return to his former team Bordeaux.

Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy and QPR’s Joey Barton were involved in an argument moments after the final whistle in Saturday’s game at Anfield as bad feelings between the two spilled into the tunnel area.

Daily Mail

QPR boss Neil Warnock is also eyeing up Zamora who is unhappy at being left out of the Fulham side at Swansea.

Daily Express

Mario Balotelli faces a £150,000 fine from Manchester City after breaking a club curfew to go for a midnight curry.

Daily Star

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas banned anyone outside the first-team squad from the training ground at Cobham ahead of their game with Manchester City on Monday night.

Daily Express

Blackburn full-back Gael Givet had to be substituted in the first half of the 2-1 defeat by Sunderland because he was suffering from heart palpitations.

The Independent

Phil Jones believes it is wrong to criticise his Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney for a lack of goals before the weekend’s win against Wolves because he does so much important work for the side in other areas.


New Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has warned the Black Cats supporters that there will be plenty of dark days ahead of them despite their much-needed win over Blackburn on Sunday.

Daily Telegraph