The top stories making Wednesday’s back pages in the UK…
The Sun: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo will make a £35m move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
Also: Nani will be axed by Manchester United, paying a high price for his poor performance in Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Everton.
Daily Mirror: Andre-Villas-Boas sanctioned the £9million sale of Michael Dawson to QPR – just days after claiming the defender would captain the club.
Also: Dimitar Berbatov is poised to move to Italy after a personal plea to boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Daily Star: Chelsea are set to continue their summer spending by clinching the £23.5million signing of German striker Andre Schurrle.
Daily Mail: Tottenham were last night close to capturing Willian from Shakhtar Donetsk for £20million as they reignited interest in Leandro Damiao in an attempt to add Brazilian flair to their strikeforce.
Also: Manchester United are considering a £10m move for Pachuca and Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera.
Daily Express: Eden Hazard can steer Chelsea to the top of the Premier League for the first time in two years with a win against Reading.
Also: Liverpool are prepared for Andy Carroll to spend the season sitting on their bench, rather than sell him for a cut-price fee to a Premier League rival.
Metro: Manchester City target Daniele De Rossi has rejected interest from the Premier League champions to remain at Roma.
Also: Ambitious QPR are set to continue their summer spending after Tottenham accepted their £7.5million offer for defender Michael Dawson, which could rise to £10m.
And: Manchester United have completed the signing of Vitesse Arnhem full-back Alexander Buttner on a five-year deal.
Plus: Liverpool and Tottenham have been boosted in the race for Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez with his proposed move to Southampton on the brink of collapse.
Daily Telegraph: Sergio Aguero aims to begin his rehabilitation on his knee ligament injury at Manchester City today, with the Argentine forward hoping to return to action within a month.
Also: Newcastle United will not raise their £12m offer for Andy Carroll and insist it is up to Liverpool whether they want to keep an unhappy player they do not have a role for or grant him his wish to return to Tyneside.
The Times: The sense of frustration hanging over Manchester City’s attempts to strengthen Roberto Mancini’s squad deepened yesterday as Daniele De Rossi, the Italy midfielder, became the fifth priority transfer target to turn down a move to the Barclays Premier League champions.
Also: Tottenham Hotspur representatives arrived in Brazil last night in an attempt finally to sign Leandro Damiao from Internacional, just hours after completing a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Guardian: In a major blow to Roberto Mancini and Manchester City, Daniele De Rossi has declared that he intends to remain a Roma player for the foreseeable future.
The Independent: A combination of good luck and smart planning helped Everton to their impressive opening to the season against Manchester United on Monday.