Ronaldo to Man Utd? Chelsea FC star facing ban? Jovic to Tottenham? Tuesday’s back pages

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The top stories making Tuesday’s back pages in the UK…

The Sun: Chelsea and Arsenal are at war over the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Blues striker Diego Costa was last night charged with violent conduct by the FA for slapping Laurent Koscielny in the face.

Also: Sylvain Distin has no plans to hang up his boots — despite being just 12 days younger than his latest manager. The 37-year-old became the oldest outfield player in the Premier League this season at the weekend, helping the Cherries to their first ever top-flight win at home with victory over Sunderland.

And: Alex Ferguson has revealed his shock at Wayne Rooney being offered DOUBLE his own salary at Old Trafford.Daily Mirror: Manchester United are on red alert amid claims Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to leave Real Madrid next summer.

Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he was stunned to discover Wayne Rooney was being paid twice his salary as Manchester United manager.

And: Renaissance man Lucas has admitted he never wanted to quit Anfield despite fearing his Liverpool career was over.Daily Star: Silvio Berlusconi has claimed AC Milan are better off having Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Also: Chelsea finally have lift off in their Premier League title defence, according to Cesc Fabregas.

And: Wayne Rooney has revealed that Manchester United have their very own fight club.Daily Mail: Manchester United are showing an interest in promising Dutch defender Jerry St Juste.

Also: Tottenham are keeping a keen eye on Red Star Belgrade teenage sensation Luka Jovic.

And: Supporters of Cristiano Ronaldo have the chance of being treated to the ultimate fan experience, with the lucky winner even in line to have a hair cut alongside the Real Madrid superstar.Daily Express: Adebayo Akinfenwa has claimed he would ‘snooze’ Diego Costa if the pair ever squared up on the pitch.

Also: Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to leave Real Madrid and Manchester United are prepared to bring him back to Old Trafford.

And: The FA, backed up by a panel of three former referees, decided that actually the game does not have to be played “like that” after all and promptly charged Diego Costa with violent conduct.

Plus: Sir Alex Ferguson has blamed Paul Pogba’s agent for the player’s controversial decision to quit Manchester United.Metro: Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed how Pep Guardiola ignored the opportunity to replace him at Manchester United before the legendary manager retired at Old Trafford in 2013.

Also: Arsenal legend Tony Adams admits he twice turned down the chance to join Manchester United during his time with the Gunners.

And: Manchester United are ready to offer Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo £15million-a-year in wages to return to Old Trafford next summer, according to reports.Daily Telegraph: Phil Jones is on course to return to the Manchester United squad against Sunderland on Saturday after ending his month-long battle against a blood clot in his calf.

Also: Sir Alex Ferguson earned a double-money pay-rise as Manchester United manager after Wayne Rooney was rewarded with a new £250,000-a-week contract following his infamous stand-off with the club in October 2010.The Times: David Moyes is fighting to remain as coach of Real Sociedad and says that he will draw on the lessons learned during his time at Manchester United to ensure that his tenure in Spain does not last less than a year.

Also: It is best known as the day Wayne Rooney held Manchester United to ransom to secure a massive pay rise to £250,000 a week — but only now has it emerged that Sir Alex Ferguson also demanded to double his salary so that he could earn at least as much as his star striker.

And: The FA has reacted strongly to the acrimonious derby between Chelsea and Arsenal on Saturday by issuing misconduct charges against Diego Costa, Gabriel and both clubs.The Guardian: Leandro Rodríguez has made an immediate and impressive impact at Everton. His transfer is one that shines a light on the reach and meticulous research at a Premier League club, and also the delicate nature of the business. It would never have happened had the Uruguayan forward followed the advice of a dentist.

Also: Sir Alex Ferguson signed a contract with Manchester United in 2010 that ensured he would receive a higher salary than any of his players, the former manager has revealed in his latest book.

Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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