Premier League clubs set their sights on out-of-favour Manchester United striker
A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, Blackburn, Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Tottenham, Manchester United and West Brom.
DAILY MAIL: Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has laid into Mario Balotelli after the Liverpool forward’s latest faltering performance in the goalless draw with Blackburn in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final.
DAILY MIRROR: Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is aiming to end his Old Trafford hoodoo as it will give his team a mental boost in the battle for a top four place. Also: Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 26, has revealed he turned down the chance to join Liverpool in 2013 after the Reds triggered a release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid.
DAILY STAR: Aston Villa are facing a hefty fine for the shocking scenes following their FA Cup win over West Brom. Also: Tottenham, West Ham, Everton and Stoke are all vying to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, who is currently on loan at Real Madrid.
DAILY EXPRESS: Manchester United want to land PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, 21, this summer if they fail to lure Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid. Also: Brazil defender David Luiz has raised the tensions ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League match with PSG by branding former boss Jose Mourinho as ‘not special to me’.
SUN: Former West Brom defender Brendon Batson, an adviser to the Football Association on equality and football development, wants a full inquiry into the weekend’s Villa Park pitch invasions.
METRO: Arsenal are prepared to outbid Southampton’s £60,000 per-week contract offer to sign France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, who is reportedly “desperate” to join the Gunners.