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What the back pages say on Monday, June 1:
Published : 01 Jun 2009 08:31:02
DAILY MAIL - John Terry last night urged Roman Abramovich to spend £75million this summer signing the superstars to turn Chelsea into a major force again in the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea skipper Terry pleads for Abramovich to sign £75m Villa and Ribery Show me the money: Terry wants more big names at Stamford Bridge Also: Rafael Nadal suffered a sensational defeat at the French Open yesterday to provide Andy Murray with a potential shot at the title. THE SUN - Carlo Ancelotti quit AC Milan yesterday to take over as boss of Chelsea. Also: Andy Murray's French Open hopes got a huge boost as No 1 seed Rafa Nadal crashed out. DAILY MIRROR - John Terry last night called on Roman Abramovich to bankroll new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Also: Alan Shearer will press ahead with his plans to become Newcastle boss despite Mike Ashley selling up for £100million. DAILY STAR - Carlo Ancelotti will be given a war chest of at least £100m by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Also: Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn refused to be backed into a corner over Steve Bruce yesterday. DAILY EXPRESS - Carlo Ancelotti will today be named as Chelsea's new manager - and handed a £100million war chest to build his own team. Also: Alan Shearer could be about to sever his ties with Newcastle United unless owner Mike Ashley can quickly offload the club for a knockdown price. THE TIMES - Chelsea are preparing to confirm the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager in the next 24 hours. Also: Roman Abramovich has made a personal attempt to bring Kaka to Chelsea as Carlo Ancelotti's first signing. THE GUARDIAN - Chelsea are to confirm the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti after Milan's manager of eight years left San Siro by mutual consent last night following the Rossoneri's direct qualification for the Champions League. THE TELEGRAPH - Chelsea are hoping to confirm today that Carlo Ancelotti is their new manager. Also: Manchester United will attempt to agree a deal to sign Carlos Tevez at a meeting with his advisers this week after indicating that they are now willing to pay the £25.5 price agreed two years ago. THE INDEPENDENT - Carlo Ancelotti's deal to join Chelsea hit a snag last night over interest from Real Madrid and the Italian's personal terms. Also: Didier Drogba has revealed he will accept any ban UEFA impose for his outburst at referee Tom Henning Ovrebo at the final whistle of the Champions League semi-final with Barcelona.