Steve Bruce blasts Darren Bent over Villa switch - What the back pages say on January 19

19 January 2011 08:41
DAILY MAILNick Easter has declared his readiness to lead depletedEngland into the Six Nations after captain Lewis Moody was ruled outwith six weeks with a knee injury. [LNB]ALSO: Tottenham have seen offcompetition from Chelsea to sign Steven Pienaar from Everton on afour-and-a-half-year deal.[LNB] Centre of attention: Striker Bent is the big transfer of the January window[LNB]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". [LNB]ALSO: Liverpool are ready to intensify their pursuit of Luis Suarez, the Uruguay forward.[LNB]THE SUNSteve Bruce took a furious parting shot at Darren Bent by telling him he had let everyone at Sunderland down. [LNB]ALSO: Mario Balotelli has launched an incredible tirade in which he targets Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and Premier League defenders.[LNB]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. [LNB]ALSO: Aaron Ramsey could start his first Arsenal match in 11 months tonight.[LNB]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. [LNB]ALSO: Joze Maria Olazabal described his appointment as Europe's Ryder Cup captain last night as the proudest moment of his career.[LNB] London calling: Pienaar is set for Spurs[LNB]DAILY MIRRORMario Balotelli has taken a huge swipe at Wayne Rooney, claiming the England star is not even the best striker in Manchester. [LNB]ALSO: Darren Bent admits his price tag made him flop at Spurs but says he can handle being Aston Villa's record buy.[LNB]THE GUARDIANSteven Gerrard has told Liverpool's owners to look no further than Kenny Dalglish for the club's next permanent manager. [LNB]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.[LNB]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. [LNB]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.[LNB]DAILY EXPRESSAston Villa's £24million new boy Darren Bent last night hit back at the Sunderland snipers and insisted he is no mercenary. [LNB]ALSO: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has made Roma striker Mirko Vucinic his next January target after beating Chelsea to the signing of Steven Pienaar. [LNB]  Explore more:People: Karren Brady, Steve Bruce, Ryan Giggs, Harry Redknapp, Kenny Dalglish, Nicklas Bendtner, Lewis Moody, Gerard Houllier, Jose Mourinho, Darren Bent, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard Places: Liverpool, Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

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