Saturday Papers: Manchester City spend £37million signing five players

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THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester City signed five players for a total of £37million yesterday. Also: Wayne Rooney’s injury may be a blessing in disguise because it will give the Manchester United striker time to get himself properly fit, his manager said yesterday.

THE SUN: Roberto Mancini was still moaning after Manchester City’s latest splash on deadline day. Also: Great Britain’s gold rush continued at the Paralympics with wins for Mark Colbourne and Hannah Cockroft.

DAILY MIRROR: France keeper Hugo Lloris last night joined Tottenham in a £14million deal after a bitter transfer saga. Also: Rafael van der Vaart became the latest Harry Redknapp signing to leave Tottenham yesterday on another hectic final day of the window at White Hart Lane.

THE TIMES: The Premier League accused Michel Platini, the UEFA president, of an “unacceptable” disregard for European club football last night in lobbying his plan for the World Cup to be held in Qatar in November 2022. Also: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is angry with the FA for revealing that Ashley Young has a knee injury that will rule him out of action for two weeks.

DAILY STAR: Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out at the FA for revealing that Ashley Young is injured. Also: Radamel Falcao scored a first-half hat-trick as European champions Chelsea were ripped apart in the UEFA Super Cup showdown by awesome Atletico Madrid.

THE GUARDIAN: Tottenham and Manchester City were competing to make the most eye-catching transfer of deadline day last night with Spurs making a record bid for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho and the Premier League champions agreeing deals for Benfica’s Javi Garcia and Fiorentina’s Matija Nastasic. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney’s thigh injury could be a “blessing” as the striker can now work on his fitness.

DAILY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney may not get her name right, but Laura Robson is the talk of New York after she reached the fourth round of the US Open with a stunning 6-4 6-7 6-2 victory over world number eight Li Na yesterday. Also: Brendan Rodgers was left frustrated and concerned after Liverpool failed with a deadline-day bid to capture Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, who instead headed to rivals Tottenham.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: For four years Jody Cundy has dreamt of winning Paralympic gold on the velodrome track that has become a path to glory for British cyclists this summer. Also: Manchester City were set to take their deadline day spending to £37.15million last night as Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia flew in from Lisbon to undergo a medical ahead of a £15.8million move to the Premier League champions.