What the papers say
DAILY STAR: Manchester United are poised to launch a £30million bid for Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil. Also: Gareth Bale will snub Tottenham's clash with Swansea tomorrow as he prepares for his unveiling at Real Madrid next week... Jose Mourinho has taunted Tottenham after snatching Willian from their clutches.
DAILY MAIL: David Moyes yesterday raised the stakes in his battle with Everton for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini by hinting his old club should sell the pair for the good of their careers. Also: Australia's concerted effort to unsettle England with a war of words continued yesterday as both Shane Watson and Michael Clarke got stuck into Kevin Pietersen.
DAILY MIRROR: Wayne Rooney will be let loose against Chelsea - to show them just what they are missing out on. Also: Tottenham believe Chelsea gazumped them for £30million Willian because Jose Mourinho fears they are genuine title contenders... Roberto Martinez insists that Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines will not have their heads turned by Manchester United's destabilising tactics.
THE SUN: Real Madrid have set the stage for Gareth Bale's unveiling. Also: David Moyes insists he is ready to start Wayne Rooney against Chelsea on Monday night... Steve Clarke revealed the dramatic moment a grief-stricken Nicolas Anelka told him he was finished with football.
DAILY EXPRESS: Jack Wilshere may quit Arsenal if Arsene Wenger is forced out as manager. Also: Wayne Rooney will start for Manchester United against Chelsea despite Jose Mourinho's attempts to unsettle him before Monday's showdown at Old Trafford... Michael Laudrup believes Tottenham's spending spree will not replace superstar Gareth Bale.
THE INDEPENDENT: The Brazilian playmaker Willian was persuaded by Chelsea to break off his negotiations with Tottenham while he was undergoing a medical with Spurs, it emerged yesterday, when Jose Mourinho indicated that his club had won an ill-tempered battle for the player's signature. Also: David Moyes has responded to criticism of Manchester United's pursuit of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini by suggesting that his successor as Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, would be wrong to stand in the way of the pair moving to Old Trafford.
THE TIMES: If the transfer of Gareth Bale is the most protracted of the summer, Chelsea's capture of Willian is the smash and grab of the decade. Also: Chelsea are monitoring Jackson Martinez as a possible alternative to Wayne Rooney of Manchester United. The striker scored 26 times in 27 appearances last season for Porto.
THE GUARDIAN: Jose Mourinho made little attempt to hide his delight at hijacking Tottenham's move for Willian as the north London club raged behind the scenes about Chelsea's £32million capture of the Anzhi Makhachkala forward representing a vendetta against them. Also: David Moyes has claimed Everton's manager, Roberto Martinez, is holding back the careers of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines by not allowing them to be sold to Manchester United... Brendan Rodgers remains determined to sign a left winger before the transfer deadline to allow Philippe Coutinho to develop as a number 10 at Liverpool.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Australia's frustration at England's attempt to kill the fifth Investec Ashes Test flared up into a verbal spat between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen yesterday. Also: David Moyes has returned fire at Everton manager Roberto Martinez by telling his Goodison Park successor to "do what is right" for Manchester United targets Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini... Jose Mourinho has taunted Tottenham over their failed pursuit of Willian after helping Chelsea woo the Brazilian out of the arms of Andre Villas-Boas.