What the back pages say: Sunday, July 12
MAIL ON SUNDAY Alan Shearer is holding out for the Newcastle job - but thelong-running takeover saga is set to drag on for at least another week. Shearer holds out for Newcastle: Toon hero in it 'for the long haul' Also: England's answer tothe Indian Premier League appears to be running into more troublefollowing news that Test sponsor npower are to end their support ofdomestic Twenty20 cricket. Sponsor threat as npower end all support of Twenty20 cricket Holding out: Alan Shearer is poised to take the Newcastle manager's job on a permanent basis but must wait patiently while the protracted takeover continues NEWS OF THE WORLD England captain John Terry demanded the chance to speak to Manchester City during two hours of crisis talks with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich yesterday. THE PEOPLE Liverpool Rafa Benitez put a stop to Real Madrid's incredible spending spree - by rejecting a massive £65million bid for Anfield idol Fernando Torres. SUNDAY MIRROR Michael Owen is still being paid by Newcastle despite his free transfer to Manchester United. DAILY STAR SUNDAY Rafa Benitez claims three Premier League clubs have made £60million bids for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. City gent: John Terry has reportedly demanded Chelsea let him enter talks with Manchester City SUNDAY EXPRESS Chelsea are ready to move in for Newcastle United's England Under-21 defender Steven Taylor as they prepare to sell skipper John Terry to Manchester City. SUNDAY TIMES The Special One is two-faced towards his players. That is the suggestion about Jose Mourinho made by his former defender Glen Johnson, at least. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Despite the collapse of his proposed move to Manchester City, Samuel Eto'o is still hopeful of securing a transfer to the Premier League - with Manchester United. Manchester City tired of waiting for Eto'o and pull out of race to sign Barcelona star THE OBSERVER Sulaiman Al-Fahim's proposed takeover of Portsmouth could be delayed until next month. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Chelsea are confident that their captain John Terry will be leading the team to the United States on Thursday for a pre-season tour despite a new bid of £32m for him from Manchester City that is expected in the next couple of days.
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