What Sunday’s papers are saying:
SUNDAY TIMES: England’s caretaker rugby coach, Stuart Lancaster, has asked a former army corporal shot in the face while serving in Iraq to address his squad at their Yorkshire training camp next week. Also: Two leading English talents from different generations - David Beckham and Josh McEachran - have received letters from the Football Association asking if they will make themselves available to play for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games... Gary Cahill will complete his £7m move from Bolton to Chelsea tomorrow after having a medical at the London club before yesterday’s 1-0 win over Sunderland.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Sir Alex Ferguson saluted his returning veteran Paul Scholes for setting up Manchester United’s 3-0 demolition of Bolton, but ordered Wayne Rooney to improve his performances after the striker endured another frustrating afternoon. Also: Arsene Wenger has called for the January transfer window to be scrapped in favour of either a return to the previous system in which players could move freely or a completely closed season... Queens park Rangers are braced for a week of frantic negotiation as new manager Mark Hughes seeks reinforcements for his relegation battle.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Joey Barton is set to be one of the first casualties in Mark Hughes’ QPR revolution. Also: Paul Scholes crowned his Old Trafford return by making history as United thrashed their favourite whipping boys... Neil Warnock is poised for a high-speed return to management.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has quickly rejected an Aston Villa inquiry for £35million striker Andy Carroll - proving that he wants the striker to stay at the club. Also: Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain could come to Carlos Tevez’s rescue after the Argentinian ace appeared to have lost out on his Italian job... Andre Villas-Boas last night hailed Frank Lampard as “one of the best scoring midfielders in the world” after the player rebounded his way into Chelsea’s history books.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Juventus are planning a £36m double raid on Man City for Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov. Also: Harry Redknapp will get a £60m transfer war-chest this summer if he stays at Spurs... Spurs will move for Blackburn skipper Chris Samba after Chelsea’s £7m deal for Bolton’s England centre-half Gary Cahill.
THE PEOPLE: Premier League hero Dean Windass has shockingly confessed he tried to take his own life twice just days ago. Also: Mark Hughes believes he can tempt Birmingham to part with goalkeeper Ben Foster... Alex McLeish has written to every single Aston Villa season ticket holder, admitting: I should be doing better.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Liverpool have admitted for the first time that the club’s handling of the Luis Suarez racism case has left them with an image problem. Also: Tottenham are laying ambitious plans in the transfer market to ensure this season’s Premier League title challenge is not a one-off... Mike Tindall and his wife, Zara Phillips, are considering quitting Britain to live in France.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: The Bolton defender Gary Cahill underwent his medical at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground yesterday morning and watched his new team-mates beat Sunderland 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the afternoon prior to being unveiled as a Blues player tomorrow. Also: The prospects of a strike aimed at Grand Slam tournaments hardened here (Australian Open tennis) last night after players backed calls for action over what they consider to be inadequate prize money... First Thierry Henry and now Paul Scholes, it has been such a week for dramatic comebacks that Manchester City might ask Colin Bell if he is doing anything tomorrow night.
THE OBSERVER: Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the return of Paul Scholes as the 37-year-old midfielder marked his comeback with his first Old Trafford goal for two years to send Manchester United level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Also: Harry Redknapp refused to be downcast after his team lost ground in the title race by drawing 1-1 with Wolves... Mark Hughes wants Henrique, a 20-year-old Brazilian striker who won the golden shoe at last summer’s under-20 World Cup, to spearhead his rebuilding of Queens Park Rangers, with a deal to sign him from Sao Paulo “getting close”, according to an executive at the west London club.