What today’s papers are saying:
The Guardian: Manchester City will present a stern test for Uefa`s new financial fair play rules when they come into force for the 2014-15 season after the club announced a loss of £97.9m for the last financial year. Also: Rafael Benitez believes Chelsea will still rival Manchester United and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
The Times: Wayne Rooney has vowed to make Sunderland pay for their supporters mocking Manchester United`s title loss last season. Also: Rafael Benitez issued a defiant warning to Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini last night by claiming Chelsea can still win the Barclays Premier League this season.
The Sun: Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson will fight a £15million battle for Raheem Sterling. Also: Samir Nasri is battling a severe migraine problem.
The Independent: Manchester City are facing a severe challenge to comply with UEFA`s financial fair play regime. Also: Arsene Wenger yesterday insisted that his current under-performing Arsenal squad work harder than even his title-winning sides of the past.
Daily Mail: Rafael Benitez believes Chelsea can still win the league. Also: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has accused match official Mark Clattenburg of landing Gareth Barry in trouble.
Daily Star: Referee Mark Clattenburg was at the centre of another storm after Manchester City accused him of getting ace Gareth Barry banned. Also: Samir Nasri is facing a battle to save his Manchester City career following a bust-up with boss Roberto Mancini.
Daily Mirror: Mark Clattenburg is at the centre of another controversy over his comments to players, after Manchester City accused him of provoking midfielder Gareth Barry. Also: Rafa Benitez believes Chelsea will become world champions tomorrow - and go on to lift the Premier League crown.
Daily Express: Mark Clattenburg has been caught up in another refereeing controversy, accused of provoking Gareth Barry into a foul-mouthed tirade after last Sunday`s Manchester derby. Also: Manchester City`s struggle to meet UEFA`s forthcoming financial fair play rules was underlined when they announced losses of £97.9million for their Premier League title-winning season.
Daily Telegraph: Roberto Mancini has revealed that a headache forced Samir Nasri to miss training at Manchester City this week. Also: Arsenal have been regularly scouting Raheem Stirling and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw as Arsene Wenger prepares an overhaul to his squad.