What the back pages say: Ronaldo to miss United pre-season, disillusioned Tevez to become City slick
DAILY MAIL The BBC is set to name three top football managers who have been accused of taking bungs. EXCLUSIVE: Bung to rights: BBC set to name the three guilty bosses Also: Australia's morale for this summer's Ashes showdown took a battering last night after they crashed out of the World Twenty20 - on a day Ireland reached the Super Eights. Wizards of Oz put to the sword by Sri Lankans Agony: Even if Cristiano Ronaldo is still at Manchester United next month, a hernia will keep him out of pre-season training THE SUN Mike Ashley turned Newcastle into a football joke yesterday. It's just like e-Bay as Ashley puts Toon up for sale - by e-mail DAILY STAR Mike Ashley's crisis-torn Newcastle regime last night became an even bigger laughing stock when he invited bids for the relegated club - by email. Also: Gianfranco Zola won't be under pressure to sell West Ham's big names after the club was bought for £100m yesterday. Cash squeeze on Hammers after takeover DAILY MIRROR Mike Ashley heaped fresh ridicule on Newcastle United yesterday - by putting the Geordies up for sale by email. DAILY EXPRESS Aston Villa will have to offer Michael Owen a long-term contract with no injury get-out clause to sign him from Newcastle on a free transfer. Villa offer Owen three million reasons to sign for them THE TIMES Newcastle United have delivered another painful snub to Alan Shearer after effectively putting their entire first-team squad up for sale. THE GUARDIAN Liverpool are being made to pay almost £2m to cover the travel, legal and other personal expenses of the club's owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Also: Carlos Tevez is seriously considering leaving Manchester United for Manchester City because he feels so disillusioned about the way his current club has treated him. THE INDEPENDENT West Ham's new owners - a consortium led by an Icelandic bank which has been bailed out by its own government - said yesterday that they had taken control at Upton Park to protect the club from the imminent threat of becoming the first in the Premier League to enter administration. DAILY TELEGRAPH Kevin Pietersen has admitted he will have to endure an Ashes summer with the pain of an Achilles injury which could flare up at any moment and can cured only by a lengthy lay-off. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the start of pre-season training at Manchester United next month after withdrawing from Portugal's squad for tomorrow's friendly against Estonia with a suspected hernia injury.
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