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What the papers say: Liverpool don't need to spend big, says Torres, Ronaldo decided to leave United
Published : 21 Jun 2009 08:57:02
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY Max Mosley will risk the wrath of the Formula One rebels he yesterday labelled 'loonies' by making an unscheduled return to Silverstone today to try to broker a peace deal in the row that threatens to tear motor racing apart. Also: Fernando Torres says no amount of spending by Manchester United and Chelsea during the summer will stop Liverpool's relentless quest for the Premier League title. NEWS OF THE WORLD Cristiano Ronaldo today confesses he decided to leave Manchester United a year ago. Also: Chelsea are ready to test Liverpool's resolve with a £50million bid for Fernando Torres; Hull want to rescue Michael Owen from his nightmare at Newcastle. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Ian McGeechan, the British and Irish Lions coach, believes his side's thrilling second-half comeback in the dramatic 26-21 defeat by South Africa at the Absa Stadium in Durban yesterday will provide the platform for the tourists' battle to save the Test series in Pretoria on Saturday. South Africa 26 British & Irish Lions 21: Late comeback not enough as Boks hang on in Durban Also: Bernie Ecclestone, the commercial-rights holder for Formula One, said yesterday that there would definitely be a British Grand Prix in 2010. SUNDAY MIRROR Xabi Alonso will be given the chance to stay in England and join Chelsea in an £18million deal. Also: Paul O'Connell insists the Lions blew the chance of an historic first Test win by conceding too many penalties in Durban. SUNDAY EXPRESS The world's two richest football moguls will go head-to-head for the £50million services of Carlos Tevez. Also: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton both flopped in qualifying yesterday but the 105,000 Formula One fans who flocked to Silverstone yesterday were hugely cheered by news that the future of the British Grand Prix has been guaranteed. STAR ON SUNDAY Lions captain Paul O'Connell backed his side to bounce back from their first Test defeat in South Africa - as long as they stop giving away penalties. Also: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will slug it out with City rival Mark Hughes in the £20million battle to sign Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o. THE PEOPLE Manchester United chiefs fear Carlos Tevez has quit Old Trafford to join title rivals Chelsea - not Manchester City. Also: Sam Allardyce is ready to spark outrage at his old club Bolton Wanderers with a controversial swoop for Kevin Davies. THE SUNDAY TIMES Carlos Tevez's two-year spell with Manchester United came to a final and acrimonious end yesterday with the club announcing that he would be leaving even though they were prepared to pay the £25.5million that was demanded as a transfer fee. Also: Football's transfer tombola threatens to make Liverpool its grand loser as the game's richest clubs tempt away Rafa Benitez's most important players and outbid the Spanish manager for his own targets. THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY The British and Irish Lions produced a stirring fightback and almost pulled off a miraculous come-from-behind victory but it is the Springboks who hold all the aces after a 26-21 victory in the first Test in Durban yesterday.