WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona.
DAILY MIRROR: Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel, 40, has been offered a two-year deal by Liverpool, the club he left 10 years ago. Tottenham Hotspur, West Brom and German side Schalke are also interested in the American. Real Madrid are interested in Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna, 28, while Zenit St Petersburg want 29-year-old Andriy Arshavin back in a £7m deal.
The former club of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez - Argentina’s Boca Juniors - say there is “good chance” he could rejoin them. City captain Tevez, 27, has hinted at a return home.
Guus Hiddink is ready to return to Chelsea as manager - but only for a year. Also: Brad Friedel is set to quit Aston Villa and make an emotional return to Liverpool.
THE SUN: Arsene Wenger finally won something yesterday - as Jack Wilshere was left out of the England squad for next month’s European Under-21 finals. Also: Mario Balotelli has infuriated Manchester City by snubbing their FA Cup parade.
DAILY MAIL: Sir Alex Ferguson will demonstrate his faith in Ryan Giggs by naming the under-fire Welshman in his team for Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley. Also: Heather Watson gave a glimpse off her potential last night when she ended an embarrassing run of British failure at the French Open by reaching the second round.
DAILY EXPRESS: Guus Hiddink will be given a clear route back to Chelsea - with Turkey lining up Rafa Benitez to replace him as their manager. Also: Barcelona fear their preparations for the Champions League final showdown with Manchester United could be disrupted by the volcanic ash cloud drifting towards England.
DAILY STAR: Guus Hiddink is poised to rejoin Chelsea as director of football. Also: Lionel Messi taunted Manchester United by claiming Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez would be perfect for Barcelona.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Guus Hiddink has held talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich over taking up a role at Stamford Bridge following Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking as manager. Also: The Rugby Football Union board is to investigate the bungled handling of the process to appoint a performance director that led to Sir Clive Woodward turning his back on the role.
THE GUARDIAN: Chelsea are quietly confident they will be able to prise Guus Hiddink from the Turkish Football Federation and may even persuade the Dutchman to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as manager rather than take the director of football role he might instinctively favour. Also: Pep Guardiola said Barcelona will alter their travel plans to reach the Champions League final on Saturday if obliged to do so by the volcanic ash cloud that threatens to disrupt European air travel this week.
THE TIMES: Arsene Wenger has vowed to be “very active” in the transfer market this summer as he attempts to strengthen an Arsenal squad that has failed to win a trophy for six years.
THE INDEPENDENT: When Guus Hiddink left Chelsea in May 2009, he told the club’s owner Roman Abramovich that he would always be willing to help out again if he was needed. Now he is being asked to come good on that promise.