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Rooney in doubt for Chelsea clash

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The Sun

- The FA are considering investigating Joey Barton’s transfer to QPR,

in which £2.5 million was paid to the agent for the move despite Barton moving on a free transfer

- Pat Rice says he was particularly disappointed by Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash last night

- Andre Villas-Boas has made peace with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, after he claimed that his teammates were ‘slow’ and ‘old’

- Sir Alex Ferguson has compared Wayne Rooney to Pele, saying he is the best British player so far

The Daily Mirror

- Pat Rice says standing in for Arsene Wenger was ‘strange and stressful’

- Andre Villas-Boas has hailed the efforts of David Luiz in last nights 2-0 Champions League win, but won’t reveal if Fernando Torres will start against Manchester United at the weekend

- Alan Shearer believes that Kenny Dalglish has the ability to get Andy Carroll scoring bags of goals this season for Liverpool

- Bolton boss Owen Coyle has flown in Chilean right-back Stefano Magnasco for talks


 

Daily Express

- Gael Clichy has insisted that despite Manchester City playing in their first Champions League match in the history of the club tonight, they fear no one

- Wayne Rooney is a doubt for the Champions League match between Benfica and Manchester United tonight, after concerns surfaced over his fitness

- Tony Pulis has left Jonathan Woodgate out of Stoke’s Europa League squad to protect him from injury

Daily Mail

- Andre Villas-Boas has insisted the rift with Fernando Torres has been settled, as the striker helped Chelsea to victory over Bayer Leverkusen last night

- Nathan Eccleston is under investigation after the Liverpool striker tweeted that a conspiracy may be underway over the 9/11 attacks.

- Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley is facing a four match ban for stamping on Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata last weekend.

Daily Star

- Lionel Messi has told Sergio Aguero he hopes he can win trophies this season and rise above Manchester United

- Blackburn fans are pushing for Steve Kean to be sacked following a string of bad results for the Rovers

- Newcastle’s Steven Taylor is happy with the Toon’s start this season, despite controversy surrounding their transfer activity

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