ALSO: Tottenham have seen offcompetition from Chelsea to sign Steven Pienaar from Everton on afour-and-a-half-year deal.
Centre of attention: Striker Bent is the big transfer of the January window
THE TIMESGerard Houllier insisted last night that Aston Villa's £24million investment in Darren Bent was not a panic buy but "a major milestone for the club".
ALSO: Liverpool are ready to intensify their pursuit of Luis Suarez, the Uruguay forward.
THE SUNSteve Bruce took a furious parting shot at Darren Bent by telling him he had let everyone at Sunderland down.
ALSO: Mario Balotelli has launched an incredible tirade in which he targets Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and Premier League defenders.
THE INDEPENDENTThe Sunderland manager Steve Bruce last night launched a stinging attack on his departing striker Darren Bent, accusing the player of not giving his best for the club and betraying the Sunderland fans over his £24m move to Aston Villa.
ALSO: Aaron Ramsey could start his first Arsenal match in 11 months tonight.
DAILY STARGerard Houllier last night hailed Aston Villa's new £24m striker Darren Bent - then warned his rivals to forget about signing his other stars.
ALSO: Joze Maria Olazabal described his appointment as Europe's Ryder Cup captain last night as the proudest moment of his career.
London calling: Pienaar is set for Spurs
DAILY MIRRORMario Balotelli has taken a huge swipe at Wayne Rooney, claiming the England star is not even the best striker in Manchester.
ALSO: Darren Bent admits his price tag made him flop at Spurs but says he can handle being Aston Villa's record buy.
THE GUARDIANSteven Gerrard has told Liverpool's owners to look no further than Kenny Dalglish for the club's next permanent manager.
ALSO: Avram Grant and Karren Brady are expected to hold talks before the weekend to clear the air following that speculation that has surrounded the Israeli`s job as West Ham United manager.
DAILY TELEGRAPHWest Ham United want to sign Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner - but have balked at the £15million asking price - after dramatically ditching their plans to replace Avram Grant as their manager.
ALSO: Manchester United are to open talks with Ryan Giggs within the next month in an attempt to secure the 37-year-old to a new one-year deal at Old Trafford.
DAILY EXPRESSAston Villa's £24million new boy Darren Bent last night hit back at the Sunderland snipers and insisted he is no mercenary.
ALSO: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has made Roma striker Mirko Vucinic his next January target after beating Chelsea to the signing of Steven Pienaar.
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