A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Sunderland and Tottenham.
DAILY MAIL: Madrid lie in wait as Sterling stalls on new Liverpool contract. Nasri’s 67mph screamer and Zabaleta’s strike enough to send Manchester City into the last 16 of Champions League
DAILY STAR: James Milner has backed Manchester City to make a big impression in the Champions League after snatching a place in the last 16. Also: Spurs have give Emanuel Adebayor permission to fly back to Togo for “personal reasons”.
TALKSPORT: Manchester United are set to compete with Real Madrid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, 23.
DAILY MIRROR: Jose Mourinho declared the Champions League starts here - and he is now ready to swim with the “sharks” in the sudden-death stage. Also: Chelsea are monitoring the progress of AFC Wimbledon’s prolific 17-year-old striker Daniel Agyei.
INDEPENDENT: Roma’s Champions League exit could also clear the way for United to snap up long-term target Kevin Strootman, the 24-year-old Netherlands midfielder.
SUNDERLAND ECHO: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has made a cheeky offer to take Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 28, on loan.
SUN: Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker, 24, has set his sights on winning back his England place after finally overcoming an abdominal injury.
TIMES: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the entire club is to blame for the Reds’ Champions League exit.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Forward Raheem Sterling, 20, is set to turn down a new Liverpool deal worth £70,000 a week.