A round-up of the top national sports stories from Wednesday’s newspapers including Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Arsenal, England, Wales and boxing
THE GUARDIAN: Aston Villa lost £54m in the year from June 1 2010 to May 31 2011, the club have announced. Also: Stuart Pearce will call his England players together at 10am to name the team he hopes will win him the job for Euro 2012, a tournament for which he is planning so extensively he has asked the Football Association to change the warm-up programme Fabio Capello had put in place.
THE SUN: Stuart Pearce has tightened his grip on the England job by ripping up Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 masterplan. Also: Jose Mourinho is back in London looking for a new house - fuelling talk of a stunning return to Chelsea...Carlos Tevez pulled on a Manchester City shirt for the first time in five months - but looked a long way from re-joining their title charge...John Terry has vowed to return from surgery and lead Chelsea’s bid for a top-four spot.