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01 Aug 2009 09:08:04

What the back pages say: Saturday, August 1

DAILY MAIL Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho led emotional tributes to their great friend Sir Bobby Robson, hailing his courage and passion as an inspiration for their own lives. Sir Alex on Sir Bobby: There is no person I would put an inch above him Also: Adrian Mutu has lost his appeal against FIFA's ruling that he must pay Chelsea £15million in damages for breach of contract. Former Chelsea striker Mutu loses appeal and is ordered to pay Blues £15m for drug shame Farewell to a legend: Sir Bobby Robson, 1933-2009 DAILY MIRROR Arsene Wenger has opened the door for Patrick Vieira to make an emotional return to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger teases to bring Patrick Vieira back as Arsenal boss paves the way for Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh THE INDEPENDENT If Felipe Massa has his way Ferrari may not need Michael Schumacher as their saviour and his stand-in in the European Grand Prix in Valencia later this month. Massa to return home after swift recovery as Schumacher gears up for return DAILY STAR Manchester City are close to completing a move for Joleon Lescott after Everton made a shock bid for Phillipe Senderos. Red alert: Liverpool want Spain striker David Villa THE SUN Rafa Benitez will use the money from the Xabi Alonso deal to bid for Spain striker David Villa and Andrea Pirlo is poised to demand a transfer so he can force a move to Chelsea. THE TIMES Steve Bruce, the Sunderland manager, has echoed Darren Bent's frustration at Tottenham Hotspur and said that his bid to sign the striker hangs in the balance. Bent fined £120k for Twitter rant: Spurs crackdown on players' websites DAILY EXPRESS Big-spending Mark Hughes is ready to abandon his long pursuit of Everton's Joleon Lescott and switch his attentions to Sebastien Bassong of Newcastle and Chelsea's Alex. Manchester City set £22m limit on Joleon Lescott and bid £10m for Leeds starlet Fabian Delph DAILY TELEGRAPH Sir Alex Ferguson has called on each member of his Manchester United squad to make up for the potential shortfall of goals caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Real Madrid. THE GUARDIAN James Anderson sang the praises of England's bowling coach Ottis Gibson after Australia's old failings against the swinging ball were exposed on a heady second day at the third Ashes Test. ASHES 2009: Rudi offers a helping hand - England on top thanks to umpire


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