What the papers say
A look at what is making the headlines on the back pages of Wednesday's press.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Wayne Rooney will remain a Manchester United player this season after deciding yesterday not to submit a transfer request. Also: Gareth Bale's dream move to Real Madrid was being delayed last night by a transfer chain, with Fiorentina's Adem Ljajic emerging as the unlikely key to the world-record £90million deal.
GUARDIAN: Gareth Bale failed to report for training at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday morning, giving the clearest indication yet that he feels his time at the club is over. Also: Roy Hodgson has admitted to becoming increasingly concerned about England's position in their World Cup qualifying programme as he prepares to go into the next round of fixtures with Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend added to the squad and with some concerns about the goalkeeper Joe Hart's confidence.
THE TIMES: Gareth Bale is not expected to train with Tottenham Hotspur again after failing to report yesterday as he tries to push through his world-record transfer to Real Madrid. Also: Roy Hodgson gave Joe Hart a ringing endorsement yesterday, saying that he expects the Manchester City goalkeeper to emerge from England's World Cup qualifying campaign 'with flying colours' despite making recent errors for both club and country.
THE INDEPENDENT: Wayne Rooney has accepted that he will not leave Manchester United this summer and will not push the issue any further this week with a transfer request, although it is understood that the player believes there remain unresolved issues between him and the club. Also: Roy Hodgson yesterday denied that selecting Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley for the England squad next week was an indication of how few experienced England internationals in the Premier League there are at his disposal, claiming that both players had a chance of making the starting XI.
DAILY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney has snubbed Jose Mourinho and decided to resolve his differences with Manchester United. Also: Gareth Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid turned nasty yesterday when the Tottenham player failed to report for work as instructed by Andre Villas-Boas on Sunday.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester United will invite Wayne Rooney for contract talks this autumn if he continues to show the commitment to the club that has characterised his return to Barclays Premier League action over the past 10 days. Also: Roy Hodgson has handed World Cup wildcards to Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend.
THE SUN: Gareth Bale has told pals his Tottenham career is over - and that is why he failed to show up for training yesterday. Also: Brendan Rodgers brought out the big guns to avoid a cup shock - and saw his Kop stars edge it in extra time.
DAILY MIRROR: Livid Gareth Bale has told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy he won't let him sabotage his world-record move to Madrid. Also: Wayne Rooney has been forced into a humiliating climbdown in his bid to leave Manchester United.
DAILY STAR: Wayne Rooney has snubbed Chelsea after refusing to hand in a transfer request. Also: Aaron Ramsey scored a goal in each half last night to ease Arsenal into the group stages of the Champions League with a 5-0 aggregate win over Fenerbahce.