READ about this and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Saturday, February 19, 2011, writes Digital Editor Grham Walker.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester United’s summer spending will be kicked off with a £15million bid for Everton teenager Jack Rodwell. Also: Carlo Ancelotti insists he has the backing of his Chelsea players as the club enter 10 days that could define their season.
THE SUN: Manchester City are facing another battle to keep Carlos Tevez. Also: Ryan Giggs will celebrate 21 years as a Manchester United player by agreeing a new deal for next season.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is desperate to see his uncle Harry Redknapp become the next England manager. Also: Leading Premier League managers have joined the criticism of ticket prices for the Champions League final at Wembley.
DAILY EXPRESS: Crawley Town players have been ordered not to be tempted to have a special bet offered by a leading bookmaker involving their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Manchester United. Also: Violence flared once more in Bahrain last night and Formula One teams discussed abandoning the Grand Prix there, but then left the decision up to Bernie Ecclestone.
DAILY MIRROR: Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can with the quadruple after their Champions League victory over Barcelona. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged Wayne Rooney to use his superb derby-winning overhead kick as the launch pad for a goalscoring spree.
DAILY STAR: Arsene Wenger yesterday insisted for the first time that Arsenal can pull off a sensational four-timer. Also: Crawley players have been caught up in a betting storm ahead of the biggest match of their lives.
THE TIMES: Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Crawley Town’s run to the fifth round of the FA Cup has helped to preserve the competition’s appeal.
THE INDEPENDENT: Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, claimed yesterday that Didier Drogba remains part of the club’s future, and not just a major figure in the recent past, following the £50m signing of Fernando Torres.
THE GUARDIAN: There mere fact that Crawley Town will take their place at Old Trafford today to play Manchester United should encapsulate the unifying soul of football, as nourished by the FA Cup.