The top stories making Thursday's back pages in the UK...
The Sun: Sepp Blatter wants to ban Gareth Bale from playing during the Olympics as punishment for his Team GB snub.
Also: Frank Lampard has his eyes on an England ton - but insists he only wants to hit a hundred if he truly deserves it.
And: Newcastle will only make a move for Andy Carroll if Liverpool are willing to take a substantial loss.
Daily Mirror: Alan Pardew has told Brendan Rodgers to "wipe his nose and move on" over Andy Carroll.
Also: Rio Ferdinand could not resist poking fun at Chelsea after they added £25million signing Oscar to their goalscoring armoury.
And: Swansea have voiced their disappointed with Liverpool's pursuit of midfielder Joe Allen.
Daily Star: Arsenal are ready to make Robin van Persie stay at the club until the January transfer window.
Also: Gareth Bale will escape a FIFA ban despite snubbing the Olympics for Tottenham.
And: Newcastle have joined the race to sign highly-rated French striker Loic Remy from Marseille.
Daily Mail: Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes still believes an agreement can be reached with Manchester United for Lucas Moura.
Also: Gareth Bale was last night accused of turning his back on the Olympics and putting club before country.
Daily Express: Gary Lineker has condemned Gareth Bale's decision to pull out of the Team GB Olympics squad citing injury, only to play for Spurs and score in a pre-season friendly in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
Also: Stoke are closing in on a deal for United States international Geoff Cameron.
Metro: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazil playmaker Oscar from Internacional.
Also: Arsenal are waiting on a response from Malaga after pushing ahead with their £15 million move for midfielder Santi Cazorla.
And: Real Madrid have finally admitted their desire to sign Luka Modric from Tottenham, but face a battle with PSG to pull off the transfer.
The Times: Gareth Bale has defended his controversial participation in Tottenham Hotspur's friendly in Los Angeles while missing the Olympic Games, in which Great Britain's men play tonight for the first time since 1960.
The Guardian: Manchester United are thought to have postponed temporarily plans to launch their 300m US dollars (£193m) flotation in New York, after volatile US markets spooked the Premier League club into a rethink.
Also: Alan Pardew has advised Liverpool to cut their losses on Andy Carroll and move on.
The Independent: Gareth Bale received some severe criticism yesterday after playing for Tottenham Hotspur on their pre-season tour of the United States despite pulling out of the Team GB squad with a back injury, and could be banned from playing for his club during the Olympics, according to the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter.