What the papers say - Fergie in Torres and Silva swoop, Tevez for City, Ibrahimovich to Real Madrid,
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on the £80million sale of Ronaldo to Real Madrid, revealing that he was resigned to losing him and had been fighting a losing battle to keep the Portuguese player at the club for the past two seasons. EXCLUSIVE: Fergie - Ronaldo was always going to quit... and I'm losing Tevez to City Also: Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards was under pressure last night as mystery deepened over the proposed takeover of Portsmouth. Pompey deal puts pressure on Premier League chairman Liverpool's Fernando Torres SUNDAY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson is planning an audacious raid on Liverpool for Kop striking hero Fernando Torres. Also: Middlesbrough could be put up for sale following chairman Steve Gibson's shock decision to become a tax exile. THE PEOPLE: Sir Alex Ferguson will soften the blow of Cristiano Ronaldo's £80million sale to Real Madrid by snapping up Valencia star David Silva. Also: Gary Neville last night assured Manchester United fans: The boss is ready to weave his magic again. NEWS OF THE WORLD: Cristiano Ronaldo stuck two fingers up at his critics and insisted he doesn't care if his mega move makes him a hate figure. Also: Lewis Hamilton is ready to blow out Formula One and race in a rival series. SUNDAY MIRROR: Carlos Tevez is ready to stun Manchester United and sign for arch-rivals City. Also: Once upon a time Michael Owen was coveted by every club in the world. THE SUNDAY TIMES: The overheated transfer market is showing no sign of cooling, with Real Madrid on the trail of yet another exorbitantly expensive forward, Internazionale's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Also: A late and glorious long-range penalty in a swirling wind dragged the Lions through this compelling match in Cape Town. THE OBSERVER: Another Saturday, another tense finish for the Lions. Also: Asked to define the style of their tour, the Lions call it Wales-Wasps. DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY: Sir Alex Ferguson has targeted Valencia winger David Silva as the £25m replacement for Real Madrid-bound Cristiano Ronaldo. Also: Manchester United's decision to accept a world-record offer for Cristiano Ronaldo will trigger a sensational £500million spending spree by the world's biggest clubs. THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: The extend of Newcastle United's disastrous management in recent seasons is exposed with the revelation that the club is still paying their notorious midfielder, Joey Barton, £675,000 per year for his image rights. Also: The British and Irish Lions are privately incensed with the schedule for their three-Test series against South Africa, which kicks off in Durban on Saturday, believing it puts them at a significant disadvantage. THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: The Lions needed a late penalty from James Hook to beat Western Province 26-23 in Cape Town yesterday, but the home side's leaders were left in no doubt of the tourists' abilities ahead of Saturday's first Test against South Africa, in Durban. Also: The Lions, so impressive in the midweek games, suffered another bad dose of Saturdayitis at Newlands yesterday, struggling to put away a Western Province side with precious little form behind them and shorn of four Springboks, including the influential centre Jean de Villiers and the stellar flanker Schalk Burger.
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