What the papers say
A look at what is making the headlines on the back pages of Thursday's press.
THE SUN: Ashley Cole is ready to walk out on Chelsea after only being offered a derisory one-year deal to stay at the club. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed he will never join Manchester City while Alex Ferguson is still boss at United.
DAILY MAIL: Lewis Hamilton could leave McLaren and join Mercedes in a deal that would see him earn £60million over three years. Also: Oscar Pistorius stood alone on Sunday night when he spoke out about the use of different blades in Paralympic sprinting.
DAILY MIRROR: Florent Malouda last night became Chelsea's latest outcast - after being banned from any involvement with the first team. Also: Adam Johnson has been ruled out of England's trip to Moldova with a thigh injury.
DAILY EXPRESS: Manchester United are set to square up to arch rivals City in a bid to clip their wings using Financial Fair Play guidelines. Also: Lewis Hamilton is emerging from the "boring" look of the Formula One driver to show his fans the real man.
DAILY STAR: Gary Cahill fears England will face a bumpy start to their World Cup qualifying campaign in Moldova tomorrow. Also: Florent Malouda claims Chelsea have banished him to train with the kids for the rest of his Stamford Bridge career.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: The row between Oscar Pistorius and the International Paralympic Committee has been reignited after South Africa's national committee formally complained that rival athletes have been switching to different length blades between race heats and finals. Also: Gary Cahill has admitted the England team have received warnings about "really bad" conditions at Chisinau's Zimbru Stadium where they will start their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign against Moldova on Friday.
THE TIMES: The row over the length of sprinters' blades took another twist last night as more amputee runners moved to support Oscar Pistorius' claim that the rules of the Paralympics are unfair. Also: So much has changed since England last sent a team to Moldova to play a World Cup qualifying match.
THE GUARDIAN: England embark on their latest World Cup qualification campaign in Moldova tomorrow but once again the finest domestic footballer of his generation will be missing. Also: Roy Hodgson has seen his options for England's opening World Cup qualifying fixture against Moldova tomorrow dwindle even further after Adam Johnson succumbed to a thigh injury in training and was released for treatment back to his new club, Sunderland.