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What the back pages say: Usmanov's cash jackpot for Wenger, Gunners close in on Alonso, Tevez wants
Published : 13 May 2009 08:24:19
DAILY MAIL Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce last night warned Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo that they will be making a huge mistake if they leave Old Trafford. Surely you won't let this happen Fergie? Tevez in a Liverpool shirt I'm Gunner leave Liverpool: Xabi Alonso could be joining Arsenal THE GUARDIAN Chris Gayle made the shocking admission yesterday that he would not be sad if Test cricket died out. Also: Ferrari raised the stakes yesterday in what looks like an all-out war with the sport's governing body over the new Formula One regulations for 2010 by announcing that it would not be entering next year's world championship unless the rules were changed. Meltdown! Ferrari threaten to quit F1 over cash-capping threat DAILY TELEGRAPH Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal's second-largest shareholder, has offered to pay off a significant chunk of the club's £318million debt to create fresh transfer funds for Arsene Wenger. It's time Wenger kicked out the malicious poison that is Emmanuel Adebayor DAILY STAR Rafa Benitez is lining up a £15million 'take it or leave it' offer for Valencia frontman David Silva. Rafa makes his final offer for Silva - and he won't be back Also: Arsene Wenger is planning to go back in for Liverpool's Xabi Alonso this summer. DAILY MIRROR Chelsea's manager-in-waiting Carlo Ancelotti was the victim of a savage attack by his AC Milan boss yesterday. San Siro owner Silvio Berlusconi accused Ancelotti, Roman Abramovich's prime target to take charge of the Blues this summer, of costing his club the Serie A title. Carlo heads for the exit after Berlusconi blast Also: Grand Prix legends Ferrari yesterday threatened to quit F1 at the end of the season. THE SUN Senior Manchester United players have turned on Cristiano Ronaldo and told him to stop acting like a plonker. Several of them were angry with the Portuguese star's lack of respect for boss Sir Alex Ferguson when he was substituted in Sunday's Manchester derby. Can anyone really replace the petulant Ronaldo? Also: Steve Coppell quit as Reading boss last night after Owen Coyle's Burnley booked a Wembley date for the Championship final. Reading 0 Burnley 2: Coppell quits after Clarets end play-off dream THE INDEPENDENT Chelsea are already preparing the way for Carlo Ancelotti to take over as manager by making assurances to the current assistant first-team coach, Ray Wilkins, that he will be required next season to act as a bridge between the Italian and his players. DAILY EXPRESS Carlos Tevez has opened the door to a dramatic move from Manchester United to neighbours City. Also: Mark Viduka has told Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to appoint Alan Shearer on a long-term deal now, even though the club's top-flight future is in the balance. Bullying Viduka is back to his best THE TIMES The row over the ambitious plans to cut costs in Formula One escalated dramatically yesterday, when Ferrari issued an ultimatum that they will quit the sport unless new rules for next year are changed.