A round up of sporting headlines from national newspapers including news from Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool & Wigan.
Daily Star: Furious Sir Alex Ferguson faces an FA rap after an extraordinary attack on linesman Simon Beck. Also: Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool could struggle to hold on to Luis Suarez if they fail to make the Champions League this season.
Daily Mirror: Sir Alex Ferguson is facing an FA charge for blasting a linesman. Also: Arsene Wenger admitted he is “concerned” for the first time that Arsenal could miss out on a top-four finish.
The Guardian: Mario Balotelli’s Manchester City future could be decided this week, with talks expected between the champions and AC Milan on Monday. The clubs are yet to agree a fee for the 22-year-old striker.
The Sun: Alex Ferguson is facing another FA rap for slating a linesman. Also: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fears his 15-year Champions League run is about to come to an end.
Daily Mail: QPR are looking into a move for Chelsea’s 32-year-old French midfielder Florent Malouda.
Daily Express: Sir Alex Ferguson launched his fury at the match officials after Manchester United conceded an injury-time goal in a 1-1 drawn at Tottenham that blows the title race wide open. Also: Arsene Wenger fears that Arsenal could miss out on the Champions League for the first time in 16 years.
The Times: Sir Alex Ferguson risked being hit with a misconduct charge last night after strongly criticising the performance of an assistant referee in Manchester United`s 1-1 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur. Also: Matt Le Tissier has criticised the decision by Nicola Cortese to dismiss Nigel Adkins as Southampton manager.
The Independent: Sir Alex Ferguson risked a Football Association charge last night with an outspoken attack on linesman Simon Beck who he claimed would “no way” give decisions in Manchester United`s favour. Also: Arsene Wenger admitted last night his “concern” over Arsenal`s league position jeopardising their chances of Champions League qualification.
Daily Telegraph: Wigan could move to sign defenders Sebastian Coates, 22, and Ronald Zubar, 27, from Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively on loan. Also: Arsene Wenger accused Ramires of diving to win Chelsea`s crucial first-half penalty yesterday.