Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reina to quit Liverpool FC? Giroud to Arsenal FC? AVB to Tottenham?


Rooney and Terry

The Sun: Wayne Rooney fired England into the Euro 2012 quarter-finals - with a little help from a Hungarian linesman. 

Also: Alan Pardew has had a £4million bid for France right-back Mathieu Debuchy snubbed by Lille.

Daily Mirror: Wayne Rooney - and a huge slice of luck - fired England into the Euro 2012 quarter-finals last night.

Also: Andre Villas-Boas will have further talks today about the Tottenham job.

And: New Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova will turn his attentions to raiding the Premier League if he fails to land Athletic Bilbao defender Javi Martinez, with Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen, Chelsea's David Luiz, and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany on their hit-list.

Daily Star: England face a Euro 2012 quarterfinal showdown with Italy on Sunday. 

Also: Fernando Torres last night warned Spain's Euro 2012 rivals that the best is yet to come from the holders.

Daily Mail: A goal that was more poacher than Pele was not what Wayne Rooney would have visualised when he retired to his hotel room on the eve of this European Championship encounter.
Also: AC Milan are considering a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

Daily Express: Wayne Rooney wrote the perfect script by scoring on his return to send England into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 - and a clash with Italy on Sunday.

Metro: Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has accused Chelsea of 'taking the mickey' after the European champions had a transfer bid turned down by the Latics for Victor Moses.

Also: Arsenal will confirm the signing of Olivier Giroud when France’s Euro 2012 involvement is over.

And: England fans enjoyed a relaxed pre-match atmosphere in a sunny Donetsk yesterday – before enduring a nail-biting 90 minutes of football.

Daily Telegraph: Victor Moses is ready to seek talks with Roberto Martinez about his future after Wigan yesterday accused Chelsea of making an 'absolutely stupid' offer, of less than £4million, for the Nigeria international.

The Times: Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany have criticised UEFA for fining Croatia €80,8000 after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing Mario Balotelli during their European Championship game against Italy.

The Guardian: Tottenham Hotspur have held direct negotiations with Andre Villas-Boas and they are poised to offer him the manager's job.

The Independent: When it comes to the never-ending debate about goalline technology and the painfully slow pace of its implementation, at least England can consider the debt to them paid in full. 

Also: Uefa has fined Croatia £65,000 for racially abusing Mario Balotelli - just a day after they handed Nicklas Bendtner a much tougher sanction for exposing underwear advertising.