WE look around the papers for the latest from Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers.
DAILY MIRROR: Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 20, is set to join Birmingham on loan after walking out on a loan spell at Leeds.
Newcastle are interested in 22-year-old attacking midfielder Romain Amalfitano of French side Reims.
Stuart Pearce claims he is the man to lead England to Euro 2012 glory. Also: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini and Carlos Tevez apparently agreed to put their troubles behind them yesterday, but there was little sign of improved relations on the training pitch, as our picture shows.
THE TIMES: Stuart Pearce has made his case to be the England manager during the European Championship finals this summer. Also: Manchester United’s European status may have been downgraded this season but it does not appear to have made their life much easier.
THE SUN: Roman Abramovich demanded to know why Andre Villas-Boas axed Chelsea trio Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Michael Essien. Also: Alex Ferguson ensured an X-certificate Manchester United show - when he would rather have been at the cinema.
THE INDEPENDENT: Andre Villas-Boas was asked to provide an explanation of his unexpected team selection to Roman Abramovich in the wake of Chelsea’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Napoli on Tuesday night. Also: The England caretaker manager, Stuart Pearce, yesterday put himself in the frame to take the job for Euro 2012 this summer - although not beyond that - should the Football Association fail to appoint a new man in time.
DAILY MAIL: Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready to offer Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou, 26, an £80,000-a-week contract extension.
Blackburn defender Chris Samba, 27, has not given up hope of securing a move to big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala before the Russian transfer window closes on Friday.
Stuart Pearce last night declared himself a candidate to lead England into into this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament. Also: Stuart Lancaster yesterday backed up his bold selection of Owen Farrell at fly-half by claiming that the man likened to Jonny Wilkinson has all the credentials to be England’s next iconic No 10.
DAILY STAR: Stuart Pearce last night insisted he is the man to help fire England to Euro 2012 glory. Also: Stoke were dumped out of the Europa League last night when Jonas’ first-half goal gave Valencia a 1-0 win at the Mestalla and a 2-0 victory on aggregate.
THE GUARDIAN: Stuart Pearce has put himself forward as a credible candidate to rival Harry Redknapp for the England job and raised the possibility that it would be a disadvantage to appoint someone without experience of major tournaments. Also: England’s interim head coach Stuart Lancaster has backed Owen Farrell to rise to the occasion when he assumes the pivotal role of fly-half against Wales tomorrow.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Stuart Pearce believes he can manage England at Euro 2012 “without a problem”, although he does not feel he has the necessary experience to assume permanent responsibility for such a “very, very difficult job”.
DAILY EXPRESS: Stuart Pearce has told the FA: ‘I’m your man for the Euros’, after naming his first England squad. Also: Javier Hernandez was quick out of the blocks to help steer Manchester United into the last 16 of the Europa League, but it was a tense finish at Old Trafford.