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02 Jun 2009 07:57:21

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DAILY MAIL Carlo Ancelotti will sweep into Stamford Bridge tomorrow and launch a summer of frenzied transfer activity. We'll win the Lotti: Carlo set to take Europe by storm Feeling Blue: Lifelong Everton fan Michael Owen could be joining his boyhood idols THE SUN Carlo Ancelotti wants Brazilian Alexandre Pato and ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson to kick-start his Blue revolution. Also: England star Michael Lipman and two team-mates have quit Bath following drug allegations. Trio in hot water get out of Bath DAILY MIRROR Everton boss David Moyes is offering Michael Owen a £50,000-a-week contract to make a dramatic return to Merseyside. Also: Carlo Ancelotti last night stepped into the hardest job in football and promised Roman Abramovich he will deliver the Holy Grail of the Champions League. DAILY STAR Roman Abramovich picked Italian Carlo Ancelotti because he wants a Yes man in charge of Chelsea. Also: Real Madrid plan to sign Xabi Alonso in a £20m deal involving Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo. DAILY EXPRESS Carlo Ancelotti could earn as much as £10million next season if he sweeps the board as Chelsea's new manager. Also: Vincent O'Brien, revered as not only the greatest of racehorse trainers but voted racing's "greatest of all time", died yesterday, aged 92. THE TELEGRAPH Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he "needs" to win the Champions League if he is to be a success as Chelsea manager. Also: Alan Shearer has hinted that he is still keen to manage Newcastle United despite the uncertainty over the future prompted by owner Mike Ashley's decision to sell the club. THE TIMES Carlo Ancelotti conceded last night that he must win the Champions League in the next three years to be considered a success at Chelsea. Also: Manchester United's preparations for next season have been dealt an early blowwith Owen Hargreaves, the England midfield player, unlikely to be back in actionuntil January. THE GUARDIAN Carlo Ancelotti has pledged to secure Chelsea's first European Cup after finally being confirmed as the club's new manager, with the importance placed by Roman Abramovich on success in the Champions League demonstrated by the £1m bonus the Italian would earn should he break the Londoners' duck in the competition. Also: Bath, the club that recently sacked its England prop Matt Stevens for taking cocaine, last night announced that three senior players including their joint captains, Michael Lipman and Alex Crockett, had resigned from the club after allegedly failing to take drug tests. THE INDEPENDENT Brazilian striker Kaka has opened informal talks with a view to moving to Chelsea, The Independent understands. Also: Liverpool's negotiating position has placed them behind Manchester City in the pursuit of Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez.


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