The Daily Star reports that Arsenal doctors travelled to Germany to check over Cologne striker Podolski.
And now the club are looking at an even higher profile signing: £30 million-rated playmaker
Together with a new £6m-a-year deal to keep
The paper reports that Manchester City are so desperate for an injection of something new in their jaded squad - which yesterday was reportedly on the verge of mutiny - that they are putting the Argentine stiker through an intensive programme to get him ready for next Wednesday's clash.
Tevez truly is shaping up to be City's Prodigal Son: the Guardian reports that his attitude since his return to the club has been so impressive that the club are considering doing a U-turn on their plans to offload him in the summer.
The Sun reports that Napoli's president Aurelio Di Laurentiis has insisted that the club don't want to sell either of the duo as they look to their own future glory, "but if some crazy guy wants to put down £100 million, then maybe."
The Daily Mirror reports quotes from the midfielder saying it was "a pleasure" to be scouted by "the best manager in the world" when Alex Ferguson came to see him last week. If that's not showing a bit of leg, then we're not sure what is.
The Daily Mail reports that
The former England striker's contract is coming to an end, despite months of back-and-forth rumours talking about a possible new deal.
The paper reports that none of the club's big earners - such as £80,000-a-week Joey Barton and the almost-as-well-paid Nedum Onuoha and Shaun Wright-Phillips - have clauses in their current deals that would see their wages slashes in the event of the side dropping into the Championship.
And finally, several of the papers run prominent stories on
The story is elsewhere on this site - follow the link beneath the picture to read it in full - but the key quote is this from Terry: "I stood for him on the football pitch, and he stood up for me off the pitch. I respect that from him, I respect him as a man and for what he did for me. Complete respect both ways."
It's enough to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside… right up until you remember that one of these men is awaiting trial for a "racially aggravated public order offence" (he denies all charges) and the other used a flimsy pretext to walk out on his team four months before a major tournament.