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What the back pages say: Villa's Barry wants summer move to Arsenal, Newcastle to decide on Shearer'
Published : 29 May 2009 07:53:29
DAILY MAIL Paul Scholes must decide if the Champions League final is to be his last game for Manchester United, following an offer from ambitious Stoke. Also: Manchester United's chances of clinging on to Cristiano Ronaldo received a huge boost last night when it emerged that Real Madrid are close to a £40million deal for France forward Franck Ribery. THE SUN Cristiano Ronaldo is set to throw Manchester United into turmoil and demand a move out of Old Trafford. Also: Fernando Torres has landed a bumper pay rise with a £30million deal which will keep him at Liverpool for another five years. DAILY STAR Gareth Barry is holding out for a summer move to Arsenal. Also: Fernando Torres has agreed a bumper new four-year deal worth £5.5million a year. DAILY MIRROR Sir Alex Ferguson will reshape his humiliated Manchester United squad after their Champions League debacle against Barcelona. Also: Sven-Goran Eriksson is involved in a three-way fight to become the new Portsmouth boss following their £80million takeover by Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim. DAILY EXPRESS Cristiano Ronaldo is officially off Real Madrid's radar as Manchester United received a welcome lift after their Champions League final defeat. Also: Brazilian defender Alex is prepared to play through the pain barrier to help Chelsea lift the FA Cup at Wembley tomorrow. THE GUARDIAN The row that has threatened to rip formula one asunder is expected to be settled today when the nine remaining members of the Formula One Teams' Association are expected to follow Williams' example and submit their entries for the 2010 world championship before the final deadline expires. Also: The Premier League is preparing to use Sulaiman Al-Fahim's takeover of Portsmouth as a test case for its strengthened fit-and-proper-persons rule that is due for introduction next week. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Cristiano Ronaldo has reignited the uncertainty over his Manchester United future by claiming that he intends to go on holiday before deciding on where he wants to play his club football next season. Also: The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland football associations will today propose that an all-English team be entered in the London 2012 football tournament in an attempt to block the deadlock. THE TIMES Chelsea fear they have missed out on Carlo Ancelotti's first-choice transfer target this summer, with Franck Ribery set to join Real Madrid for more than £40million. Also: Sven-Goran Eriksson is the favourite to become the new manager of Portsmouth, if the proposed takeover by Dr Sulaiman al-Fahim is completed. THE INDEPENDENT Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday left Sir Alex Ferguson facing a second summer of uncertainty, to go with thoughts of what might have been in the Champions League final, after declaring that he did not want to discuss his future at Manchester United before taking his holiday. Also: Alan Shearer is expected to discover today if he is to become the permanent manager of Newcastle.