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Van Persie to Man Utd? Llorente to Man City? Williams to Liverpool FC? Tuesday’s back pages

Robin van Persie (credit: PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/GettyImages)

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

The Sun: Arsenal were last night set to cave in and strike a deal with Manchester United for Robin van Persie.

Also: Daniel Agger is set to boost Liverpool by signing a new four-year contract this week.

Daily Mirror: Sir Alex Ferguson has made a personal plea to Arsene Wenger to sell him Robin van Persie.

Also: Liverpool will make a move for Swansea’s Ashley Williams if Daniel Agger moves to Manchester City.

Daily Star: Adam Johnson’s Manchester City career looks over after a bust-up with boss Roberto Mancini before the Community Shield.

Also: Inter Milan have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in expressing an interest in signing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, who is out of contract next summer.

And: Petr Cech has warned the snipers they won’t rattle John Terry.

Daily Mail: Sir Alex Ferguson has held private discussions with Arsene Wenger over Manchester United’s attempts to sign Robin van Persie.

Also: Danny Welbeck will sign a five-year contract worth £75,000 a week at Manchester United.

Daily Express: Fernando Llorente last night put the two Manchester clubs on collision course again in the transfer market when he announced he wants to quit Athletic Bilbao.

Metro: Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has admitted he’s had interest from Barcelona about a move this summer, but insists he is happy to stay at the Emirates.

Also: Chelsea captain John Terry has had his European suspension cut to two matches, following an appeal from the European champions.

And: Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has moved closer to an exit from the Etihad after reportedly throwing his medal into the crowd following his side’s Community Shield win over Chelsea.

The Times: The Great Britain women’s football team will not get the chance to build on the success of their inaugural Olympic campaign at London 2012 by competing as a unified nation in future Games.

The Guardian: Daniel Agger has made it plain he wishes to stay at Liverpool but admits the final decision could be out of his hands should the Anfield club accept an increased offer from Manchester City.

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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