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Andy Carroll out, Charlie Adam's fight to leave Blackpool, Chelsea close in on David Luiz

24 Jan 2011 14:15:38

Andy Carroll out, Charlie Adam's fight to leave Blackpool, Chelsea close in on David Luiz

DAILY MAIL: Lord Coe has made an impassioned plea for West Ham to behanded the Olympic Stadium after London 2012 so Britain can fulfil its'moral obligation' to deliver the legacy he promised. Also: Andy Gray and Richard Keys were forced to apologise last nightafter sexist off-air comments about assistant referee Sian Massey weremade public. Two months out: Andy Carroll has torn a thigh muscle THE SUN: Karren Brady has branded Tottenham's bid to move into the Olympic Stadium 'Spur of the moment money making'. Also: Andy Carroll has been ruled out for up to two months with a torn thigh. DAILY MIRROR: Charlie Adam wants to join Liverpool by the end of the week - but faces a bitter fight with Blackpool over his exit. Also: Lord Coe has warned that Tottenham's plans to demolish the Olympic Stadium will 'trash' Britain's reputation in world sport. DAILY STAR: Chelsea are confident they have clinched the signing of centre-back David Luiz for £21m. Also: Arsenal will step up their bid to land Southampton wonderkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain today. DAILY EXPRESS: Paul Robinson will face Chelsea tonight without fear - having declared the champions have lost their aura. Also: Liverpool will dispatch Damien Comolli to Amsterdam today for make-or-break talks with Ajax as they seek to land Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. THE GUARDIAN: Chelsea are confident of completing the transfer of David Luiz from Benfica within the next 48 hours, with the fee of around £21.5m their biggest outlay on a player since Andriy Shevchenko's £30m arrival from Milan five years ago. Also: Darren Bent said he was relieved to leave behind the pressure surrounding his £24m transfer after scoring the winner on his debut for Aston Villa. THE TIMES: Lord Coe has warned that Britain's reputation in sport would be "trashed" if the Olympic Stadium were torn down to make way for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Also: Like weary fighters slugging out the final rounds of a long bout, two sides depleted by injuries contested a sub-standard game yesterday. Australia won because they found a batsman in David Hussey who never lost sight of the task he needed to fulfil. DAILY TELEGRAPH: Andy Gray and Richard Keys, the Sky Sports presenters, were forced to apologise for sexist comments aimed at a lineswoman during Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Wolves. Also: As Martin Johnson gathered his bruised, weary squad last night ahead of a five-day training camp in Portugal prior to the Six Nations Championship, Rugby Football Union chief executive John Steele made a pointed challenge by saying he wanted England to finish in the top two. THE INDEPENDENT: Chelsea are confident they will complete the signing of David Luiz from Benfica for a fee of £21.5m within the next 48 hours. Also: Karren Brady was busy yesterday attempting to fix the future and bury the past. While making West Ham's undeniably strong case to inherit London's Olympic Stadium, the club's formidable vice-chairman attempted, with much less conviction, to suggest that there was never any question of sacking Avram Grant and replacing him with Martin O'Neill.   Explore more:People: Martin O'Neill, Karren Brady, Andy Carroll, Martin Johnson, Andriy Shevchenko, Paul Robinson, Darren Bent, Charlie Adam Places: Liverpool, London, Amsterdam, Milan, Australia, Portugal, United Kingdom, Olympic Stadium Organisations: Rugby Football Union, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club


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