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What the papers say on Wednesday, 11 May: Manchester City want Cesc Fabregas
Published : 11 May 2011 06:42:09
ShareDAILY MAIL:FIFA were accused of being rotten to the core on Tuesday as six membersof their executive committee faced allegations of corruption in the House of Commons. Filthy FIFA! World Cup vote chiefs wanted bribes from FA, says ex-chairman Triesman Is that the way to fourth spot? Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season after beating Spurs ALSO:Manchester City fulfilled their dream of Champions League football lastnight after victory over Tottenham guaranteed Roberto Mancini's side a top-four finish. City over the Blue Moon! Crouch gaffe hands Eastlands a Champions League spotTHE TIMES: Six FIFA officials offered to work as fixers for Qatar's bid to host the World Cup - and all of them suggested paying 'huge bribes' as part of a strategy to win the race, according to explosive new revelations. ALSO: Sir Clive Woodward is ready to turn his back on a return to Twickenham after the scale of his proposed new job was downgraded dramatically and any involvement with the England team removed. DAILY TELEGRAPH: Never mind Oasis, this was Nirvana. On a night of high anxiety at Eastlands, Manchester City eventually enjoyed the sweetest of moments when the final whistle confirmed their place in next season's Champions League. ALSO: FIFA is facing the most serious allegations in its recent history after it was alleged that the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was riddled with corruption and inappropriate behaviour by executive committee members. Giving evidence: Former FA chairman Lord Triesman speaks at the House of Commons on Tuesday THE INDEPENDENT: One fan thought it was all over 30 seconds too soon and was arrested for his premature embrace of James Milner and Nigel de Jong, but there was no denying Manchester City last night, as their 983-day pursuit of Champions League football since entering Abu Dhabi ownership finally reached fruition. ALSO: The Premier League's difficult relationship with former FA chairman Lord Triesman was at breaking point last night after he claimed he was asked to back plans for the controversial '39th game' in return for the league's support over the 2018 World Cup bid. THE GUARDIAN: Lord Triesman, the former chairman of the FA, yesterday reignited the row over allegations of corruption at the heart of football's governing body by accusing four leading members of FIFA of seeking bribes to back England's bid for the 2018 World Cup. Are you for Real? Kaka's mum says star will play in London next season ALSO: Sir Alex Ferguson's preparations for the Champions League final are threatening to have repercussions for some of the Premier League's relegation-threatened teams after it transpired he was planning to play a virtual reserve side against Blackpool in Manchester United's final game. DAILY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson would have guided any of the current top-four clubs to this season's Premier League title, it was claimed last night. ALSO: Manchester City are in the Champions League - thanks to the man who denied them a place last year. DAILY MIRROR: Four Fifa officials asked for bribes to back England's 2018 World Cup bid, former FA chairman Lord Triesman told MPs yesterday. ALSO: Brazilian superstar Kaka is poised to start Chelsea's multi-million pound overhaul after his mother declared his family is coming to London.... Manchester City will launch an assault on the Champions League next season after clinching a top-four place last night. THE SUN: Roberto Mancini wants Cesc Fabregas to power Manchester City to the title next season. ALSO: Kaka's mum has revealed the family will be moving to London in August....Micky Adams was last night sacked as Sheffield United boss. DAILY STAR: FIFA delegates demanded cash and a knighthood as David Beckham and England's World Cup bid team tried to win support to host the 2018 tournament, it was revealed by ex-FA chairman Lord Triesman yesterday. ALSO: Manchester City kicked off their preparations for Saturday's FA Cup Final by booking a Champions League slot last night....Stoke's Robert Huth is sweet on his chances of making the FA Cup Final after having a sugar injection in his dodgy knee.