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A look at the best stories from Tuesday's back pages...

The Sun

  • Real Madrid are considering Andre Villas-Boas to replace Zinedine Zidane because he got the best out of Gareth Bale at Tottenham.
  • Shahid Khan could miss out on Wembley if the FA open up the bidding process in the hope of netting a higher offer.
  • West Ham have been told they must cough up nearly £7m to land keeper Lukasz Fabianski.
  • Bournemouth are making a remarkable £18m bid for Levante's Colombia World Cup star Jefferson Lerma.
  • Fabian Delph revealed how Pep Guardiola transformed his mind, body and soul to reinvent him as a World Cup player and Premier League champion.
  • England will go back on the road after the World Cup - with the full blessing of Gareth Southgate.

Daily Mirror

  • Liverpool will step up their efforts to land Xherdan Shaqiri when he returns from the World Cup, after receiving initial encouragement (pictured, below).
  • Marco Silva has ended Wayne Rooney's Everton career and wants Norwich's James Maddison to take his place.
  • Premier League clubs are on red alert amid the ongoing crisis at Sporting Lisbon, after William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes and Gelson Martins bid to terminate their contracts.
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Daily Mail

  • Fabian Delph says his decision to start meditating and stop eating red meat helped him kick-start his career.
  • The England team face a dramatic temperature increase when they move from their World Cup base to Volgograd for their opening game.
  • The head of the World Cup security has warned there will be severe punishment for any fans involved in acts of destruction at the host cities.
  • Arsenal remain in talks with Sampdoria over the proposed £22m transfer of Lucas Torreira.
  • Justin Kluivert has turned down a chance to move to the Premier League after securing a deal to join Roma.
  • Rangers moved a step closer to capturing Croatian international defender Nikola Katic on Monday.

Daily Express

  • Cristiano Ronaldo believes Mo Salah could be a contender for world player of the year in future if he overcomes his shoulder injury to star in Russia.
  • Steve Bruce is ready to walk away from Aston Villa amid the current administration crisis.

The Guardian

  • Gareth Southgate says the England team have won back the fans' confidence.
  • Captain Harry Kane has promised England will tackle this World Cup 'head on'.

The Times

  • One of Fifa's most senior officials, Zvonimir Boban, has justified the world governing body's modest punishments for racism and dismissed fears among England players that there will be further incidents at the World Cup in Russia.

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