What the papers say - Monday, June 8
DAILY MAIL: Fabio Capello will urge England's players to avoid World Cup complacency when his squad return to training this morning to prepare for Wednesday's qualifying tie against Andorra. Also: Kevin Pietersen's batting onslaught kept England in the World Twenty20 last night and put the horror show against Holland behind them. THE TIMES: Liverpool are determined to hold on to Xabi Alonso despite the midfield player's desire to move to Real Madrid. Also: Mike Ashley is finally making progress in his attempt to sell Newcastle United for £100million. THE INDEPENDENT: Hull City yesterday announced they have had a bid for striker Fraizer Campbell accepted by Manchester United. DAILY TELEGRAPH: Roberto Martinez will be tasked with resolving the future of Ecuadorean winger Antonio Valencia upon the Spaniard's anticipated appointment as Wigan manager this week. Also: Real Madrid are today expected to complete a world-record £56million agreement to bring Kaka to the Bernabeu, a move that signals a return to the 'Galactico' strategy under new president Florentino Perez. THE SUN: Jenson Button last night vowed to repay his loyal fans by roaring to victory in the British Grand Prix. Also: Rafa Benitez is back on collision course with underfire Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. DAILY MIRROR: Wayne Rooney last night admitted he has started to dream of winning the World Cup. Also: West Brom have drawn up a short-list of managers including Darren Ferguson as Tony Mowbray prepares to quit for Celtic. DAILY STAR: David Beckham has backed Theo Walcott to come good and claim a permanent slot down England's right side. Also: Everton boss David Moyes is preparing a £7m double swoop for Reading striker Kevin Doyle and winger Stephen Hunt. DAILY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney is thinking about winning the World Cup after helping England extend their perfect qualifying record. Also: Paul Collingwood insisted that no risks had been taken in playing Kevin Pietersen in England's make-or-break World Twenty20 match last night. THE GUARDIAN: Jenson Button will go into the British grand prix on Sunday week with a 26-point lead in the world championship after victory in Turkey yesterday gave the Brawn-Mercedes driver his sixth win in seven races. Also: Sports organisations are poised to call in the lawyers to pick over their contracts with Setanta as it stands on the brink of collapse.
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