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Pedro to Man Utd? Liverpool FC to sell Balotelli? Lewandowski to Arsenal FC? Friday’s back pages


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

The Sun: West Ham are on the brink of landing Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez for £10million.   Also: Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool career is effectively over after he was left out of TWO squads by boss Brendan Rodgers.   And: Louis van Gaal has told Phil Jones and Chris Smalling they are in a straight fight for one Manchester United place.

Daily Mirror: Manchester United have joined the chase for Everton defender John Stones.   Also: Glenn Murray is ready to quit Crystal Palace with Bournemouth ready to snap him up.

Daily Star: Ashley Young is set to hold showdown talks with Manchester United bosses about his Old Trafford future.   Also: Joel Campbell is on his way out of Arsenal as Palermo close in on his signature.

Daily Mail: Chelsea captain John Terry is adamant Radamel Falcao can be a success at Stamford Bridge.   Also: Didier Drogba has been officially unveiled as a Montreal Impact signing and says he was urged by Chelsea players to make the move – as well as Alessandro Nesta.

Daily Express: Angel Di Maria is finally on his way to Paris St-Germain for £44m – but Manchester United will dock him £360,000 for his no-show on their US tour.

Metro: Manchester United are favourites to land Barcelona’s Pedro.   Also: Real Madrid are ready to accept Liverpool’s new offer for Asier Illarramendi, according to reports.   And: Arsenal are set to make a £35million bid for Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, according to reports.

Daily Telegraph: David Moyes is talking about the tolerance level needed to be a football manager. “You have to take your poison,” he explains. “So whatever poison it is you will have a different level. I had a very good level at Everton. Some clubs you go to you have to take a bigger dose of it.”   Also: Chelsea have attempted to smooth their bid to sign John Stones by holding talks with Everton about how the two clubs can avoid any more mud-slinging over the central defender.   And: Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is set to sign for Crystal Palace after the London club agreed a fee of more than £8m for the England Under-21 international.

The Guardian: John Terry has said it took him only 120 seconds to decide his new Chelsea team-mate Radamel Falcao could succeed in the Premier League.   Also: Richard Scudamore, the Premier League chief executive, has ruled out moving fixtures to give clubs more time to prepare for Champions League games.

The Independent: Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer.

Kirk is a lifelong follower of all motorsports, particularly Formula 1, Nascar and WRC. When not found at the side of the circuit, eyes stinging from the burnt rubber, he also covers tennis, eSports and other categories for us.

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