wHAT today’s papers are saying:
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Manchester City of making the transfer market “insane” and claims Uefa’s Financial Fair Play measures will not stem the tide of rising fees. Also: The FA Cup final ended in controversy with Andy Carroll claiming that his late header should have taken the game to extra-time and denied Chelsea their 2-1 victory. Also: Roy Hodgson, the new England manager, has admitted that he lacks the “thick skin” needed to deal with the pressures of his job.
DAILY STAR: Man City have offered Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie £12m wages - £250,000 a week - to join them in the summer. Also: PSG want to sign up Emmanuel Adebayor. they will offer Man City £12m and pay £170k wages to the Spurs loan striker. Also: Roy Keane has told Man City: You will blow the title at Newcastle today.
THE SUN: Didier Drogba became the first man to score in four FA Cup finals as Blues overcame a massive goalline storm to triumph at Wembley. Also: Alex Ferguson fears Manchester City will blow him out of the water in the transfer market again this summer. Also: Bacary Sagna suffered an horrific leg break for the second time this season.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Petr Cech produced the finest FA Cup Final save in almost 40 years to break Liverpool hearts at Wembley. Also: Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will miss Euro 2012 after breaking his leg for the second time this season. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has cranked up the title climax by blaming rivals City for the “insane” transfer market.
THE PEOPLE: Petr Cech won Chelsea the FA Cup with one of the best saves in the competition’s illustrious history. Also: Craig Bellamy will be part of Great Britain’s 18-man Olympic football squad - leaving David Beckham sweating on one of just two more places allocated for over-age players. Also: New England boss Roy Hodgson has told his Chelsea contingent they will get a week off after the Champions League final.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Sir Trevor Brooking has angrily rejected claims that he single-handedly cost Harry Redknapp his chance of the biggest job in English football. Also: Manchester united fear that title rivals Manchester City will attempt to ‘steal’ their transfer targets this summer to wreck their rebuilding plans. Also: Former Tottenham star Steve Perryman was taken to hospital in Exeter yesterday after suffering a suspected heart attack during Exeter’s final game of the season against Sheffield United.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Roberto Di Matteo stepped up his bid for the Chelsea manager’s job full-time after landing the first half of a cup double at Wembley. Also: Sir Trevor Brooking has denied that a past feud with Harry Redknapp cost the Tottenham boss the chance of becoming England manager. Also: Didier Drogba became a history man as Chelsea’s remarkable renaissance under Roberto Di Matteo continued with FA Cup glory.
SUNDAY TIMES: Chelsea won the FA Cup for the fourth time in six seasons amid yet more goal-line controversy at Wembley. Also: Arsenal cannot qualify for next season’s Champions League unless their closest rivals drop points in the frantic finale to the domestic campaign. Also: Petr Cech is calling for the FA and Premier League to introduce goal-line technology from the start of next season after Chelsea’s FA Cup victory over Liverpool was marred by controversy.
THE INDEPENDENT: Mocked by Liverpool’s supporters as having “no history”, Chelsea continued to ransack the record books here yesterday in winning their fourth FA Cup in six seasons. Also: Uefa are so concerned that non-white fans could face racial abuse or violence at this summer’s European Championships that it is backing plans to create safe areas for them. Also: Britain’s boxing authorities last night admitted they were powerless to stop the heavyweights Dereck Chisora and David Haye fighting in July, in defiance of a ban.
THE OBSERVER: Chelsea survived a Liverpool fightback to lift the FA Cup for the third time in four years, Andy Carroll’s excellent second-half goal setting up a close finish but not quite turning the game. Also: The Football Association has confirmed it is monitoring the developing security situation in Ukraine after bombs last week hit Dnipropetrovsk, injuring at least 29 people. Also: Bacary Sagna is out of France’s squad for the European Championship after breaking his fibula midway through the first half at the Emirates.