The top stories making Thursday's back pages in the UK...
The Sun: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was last night nearing the end of a three-year wait to rejoin Barcelona.
Also: John W Henry has insisted Liverpool will not be rushed into overpriced transfer deals.
And: Sir Alex Ferguson believes he can break the will of Arsene Wenger and sign Samir Nasri.
Plus: Birmingham City were plunged into crisis last night after owner Carson Yeung was arrested over alleged money laundering.
Daily Mirror: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas said he was in optimistic mood as a switch to Barcelona moved closer.
Also: Andre Villas-Boas admits he will be fired if he is not a winner at Chelsea from day one.
And: Manchester City will test Everton's determination to keep their top stars by playing a cash-plus-player offer for Leighton Baines.
Plus: Emmanuel Adebayor is banking on landing a permanent move to Real Madrid after rejecting Blackburn.
Daily Star: New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has told owner Roman Abramovich: I'm in charge.
Also: Arsenal are ready to let Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy leave rather than cave in to their pay demands.
And: Andre Villas-Boas looks set to lose out to his old boss in the race to sign Brazilian wonderkid Neymar.
Plus: Roberto Mancini has admitted defeat in his bid to lure Udinese forward Alexis Sanchez to Eastlands.
Daily Mail: Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will not tailor his team to suit Fernando Torres, but expects the most expensive player in British football to prosper next season.
Also: Barcelona are hoping for a positive response from Arsenal after lodging a £35million offer plus add-ons for Cesc Fabregas.
Daily Express: Sunderland staked the biggest gamble on a Premier League rookie since Arsenal's £9.1million splash on Theo Walcott after landing Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.
Also: David De Gea has promised Manchester United fans he can cope with any rough stuff from Premier League strikers.