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What the back pages say: Rafa slams Mascherano's agent, Magpies reveal their 'to-go' list, City defe

11 Jun 2009 08:00:12

What the back pages say: Rafa slams Mascherano's agent, Magpies reveal their 'to-go' list, City defe

DAILY MAIL Wayne Rooney equalled Gary Lineker's record of 10 England goals in a season as Andorra were comfortably dispatched and Fabio Capello's men made it seven wins out of seven in World Cup qualifying. Also: Real Madrid last night stepped up their efforts to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Spain ahead of what is expected to be an official bid of £75million in the coming weeks. THE SUN Wayne Rooney kept England on track for the World Cup finals - then hailed boss Fabio Capello. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo is heading for a showdown with Alex Ferguson amid claims Manchester United will sell their star for £85million... Didier Drogba has told mega-rich Manchester City he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge. DAILY MIRROR Wayne Rooney struck twice to put England within sight of next summer's World Cup. Also: Manchester United are bracing themselves for a  £75million raid on Cristiano Ronaldo... Mike Phillips last night shook the Lions out of their slumber and booked himself the Test shirt at scrum-half. DAILY STAR Record-breaking Wayne Rooney kept England on course for the World Cup finals last night. Also: Real Madrid claim they are already in negotiations with Manchester United to buy Cristiano Ronaldo... Newcastle became the charity shop of English football last night after clubs learned which second-hand stars the Toon want to flog. DAILY EXPRESS Wayne Rooney has targeted Bobby Charlton's all-time goal-scoring record after writing himself into the history books and helping England move within touching distance of next summer's World Cup finals. Also: THE RFU  investigation into claims of recreational drug-taking at Bath includesallegations that at least one player was forced to take cocaine on the club's ill-fated end-of-season night out. THE TIMES Fabio Capello's excellent first full season in charge of England ended on a high last night with a 6-0 win over Andorra to complete a remarkable seven successive victories in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Also: Executives of Setanta spent yesterday frantically trying to raise money tosafegard the future of the troubled broadcaster. It'll take years for clubs to recover from lost revenue, warn ITV Digital victims DAILY TELEGRAPH Wayne Rooney scored twice, to equal Gary Lineker's record of 10 goals in a season for England, as Andorra were brushed aside with far greater ease than it took many of the supporters to reach Wembley Stadium last night. Also: The Football Association is confident that it can recoup most, if not all, of the £100million shortfall in television revenue should Setanta fall into administration. THE GUARDIAN England refused to treat this a chore and made it a celebration of a fine year that leaves them three points short of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. Also: The Lions recorded their largest victory over the Sharks last night, but the Welsh centre Jamie Roberts, as close to a certainty for the Test side as anyone in the squad, left the field with his right arm in a sling. THE INDEPENDENT Sunderland have joined what now appears to be a three-way battle to sign Richard Dunne from Manchester City this summer. Also: The Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has made clear his irritation with the agent of Javier Mascherano for what he sees as a clear attempt to capitalise on theclub's financial uncertainties to engineer a move to Barcelona for the Argentine.


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