Are Wednesday in talks for a new forward Lomana Lua Lua? Plus today’s back pages.
League One club Sheffield Wednesday are in talks to sign former Newcastle United and Portsmouth forward Lomana Lua Lua. READ MORE: http://www.footybunker.com/former-premier-league-star-close-to-sheffield-wednesday-move/10766 FootyBunker
Danny Batth is hoping that his performances during his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday will not go unnoticed back at parent club Wolves. READ MORE: SkySports
Sheffield Wednesday’s on-loan striker David McGoldrick is braced for a tough battle for places following the return of Chris O’Grady and Ryan Lowe from injury. READ MORE: EuroSport
Portsmouth have completed the loan signing of Fulham’s Norwegian midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise. He was on loan at Sheffield United last season and made 14 appearances as the Blades were relegated to League One. READ MORE: SkySports
THE SUN: Jack Wilshere could be out for six months after an ankle op. Also: Fernando Torres has revealed the full frustration of his “struggle” at Chelsea... Edin Dzeko is out to bring Bayern Munich’s defensive wall tumbling down in Germany tonight.
THE TIMES: Roberto mancini has urged his Manchester City team to prove that they belong in the Champions League when they take on Bayern Munich tonight. Also: Petr Cech says he will give up football the day he is scared to risk injury. The Chelsea goalkeeper suffered concussion during his team’s Carling Cup tie last week and has revealed that he could not see properly after the clash with Orlando Sa, the Fulham striker.
THE INDEPENDENT: Sir Alex Ferguson has accused television companies of enslaving English football and argued that Premier league clubs should be given a bigger slice of revenue from overseas sales. Also: The plans of both Arsenal and England have been further disrupted by the news that Jack Wilshere will be out for “four to five months” after ankle surgery yesterday.
THE DAILY MAIL: Arsene Wenger’s season of turmoil took another turn for the worse last night when it was confirmed Jack Wilshere will not play in any of Arsenal’s Champions League group matches. Also: We’ll kick England out of the World Cup. That was the blunt warning from Scotland attack coach Gregor Townsend as his side began their preparations for the group stage showdown in Auckland yesterday.
DAILY STAR: Frank Lampard has hit back at critics who have written him off. Also: Gary Cahill could be in line for a stunning move from Bolton to Barcelona... Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is under even more pressure after his side crashed at Norwich.
DAILY MIRROR: Fernando Torres last night admitted for the first time he has suffered a Chelsea nightmare. Also: Wayne Rooney remains a major doubt for England’s decisive Euro 2012 qualifier tie in Montenegro.
THE GUARDIAN: Sir Alex Ferguson has accused football of selling its soul to television and claimed that broadcasters do no pay enough money given the amount of control they exert over the game. Also: The British Horseracing authority will publish an extensive review of its rules on the use of the whip in races today, which will stop short of recommending an outright ban on whip use for encouragement but will significantly reduce the permitted number of strokes over the course of a race.
DAILY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson believes football in England has come under the spell of television broadcasters because of the huge amounts of money they pump into the game. Also: Jonny Wilkinson looks set to keep his place in England’s starting line-up for their climactic Pool B game with Scotland at Eden Park on Saturday.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Sir Alex Ferguson has called for Premier League clubs to be given a greater share of television revenue and demanded the influece wielded by broadcasters over the division’s fixture lists be curbed. Also: Arsenal are yet to open talks with Theo Walcott over a potential contract extension beyond 2013, with the club focused on stabilising results ahead of a pivotal round of negotiations with key players.