READ about this and find out what other top sports stories are making the headlines in the UK’s national newspapers today - Sunday, May 8, 2011.
NEWS OF THE WORLD: Neil Warnock celebrated QPR’s Championship glory then confessed the board might dump him!.. Chelsea’s stars will share a prize fund of just £2.6million between 22 players if they win title. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has told his Manchester United stars he is staying - whether they win an incredible double or end up potless.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Jose Mourinho will try to persuade Chelsea to sell Frank Lampard this summer. Also: QPR are considering an appeal against the £875,000 fine dished out by the FA... Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he will still be Manchester United boss next season.
THE PEOPLE: Mega-rich Manchester City cannot wait to splash out £40million to sign Alexis Sanchez and Gary Cahill. Also: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is ready to pull off a shock transfer deal this summer - and sell Dutch master Rafael van der Vaart... Gareth Bale’s wonder season came to a shuddering halt when his left ankle was bent double by a crude Charlie Adam lunge at White Hart Lane.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson is staying on for at least another season - and he hopes his rival Carlo Ancelotti will continue at Chelsea as well. Also: Neil Warnock admitted he could be sacked - less than two hours after leading QPR back into the Premier League!.. The world of sport was in mourning yesterday after the death of Seve Ballesteros, one of the most iconic sportsmen in history, at just 54.
DAILY STAR: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho plans a £10m summer swoop for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Also: Neil Warnock last night admitted he feared the sack - only two hours after leading QPR back into the Premier League... Sir Alex Ferguson last night confirmed he isn’t quitting Man United in the summer.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Sir Alex Ferguson will land his top summer target, Inter Milan’s £30million Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, if Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, agree to bankroll the deal. Also: Russian banker Vladimir Antonov has claimed that he is poised to take over Portsmouth Football Club - which he sees as a ‘strictly business’ venture from which he can turn a profit... Former England goalkeeper Scott Carson is facing the axe at West Bromwich, with manager Roy Hodgson keen to sign Aston Villa’s Brad Friedel.
SUNDAY TIMES: Queens Park Rangers are back in the Premier League as Championship winners after escaping with a £875,000 fine and no points deduction for breaching regulations over player ownership. Also: The world of golf was yesterday coming to terms with the news of Severiano Ballesteros’ death following a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer... Sir Alex Ferguson wants to win a record 19th league title with Manchester United and then propel the club towards a 20th.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Queens Park Rangers have been promoted to the Premier League as champions after the FA decided not to impose a points deduction following a probe into the Alejandro Faurlin transfer. Also: The news that the world of sport had been dreading was delivered in the early hours of yesterday morning. Severiano Ballesteros was dead... Leeds face relegation from the Premiership despite a brave effort at Franklin’s Gardens on a day of dramatic twists and turns at both ends of the table.