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Varane to Man Utd? Morata to Arsenal? Newcastle and Norwich relegated - Thursday's back pages

Rippa Staff 12 May 2016
Raphael Varane (credit:Credit by Rippa.com)

The top stories making the back pages of Thursday's newspapers in the United Kingdom...

The Sun: Crack open the bubbly on Wearside. Sound the death knell on Tyneside. Sunderland have stayed up and sent bitter rivals Newcastle down.

Also: Alex Neil refused to commit himself to Norwich after the club suffered yet another relegation.

And: Chelsea fans have pleaded with the club to sort out the contract mess with captain John Terry.


Daily Mirror: Danny Welbeck's devastating injury blow could force Arsenal to step up their pursuit of a new striker, with Juventus striker Alvaro Morata their top target.

Also: Sunderland grabbed the win that relegates local rivals Newcastle and Norwich.

And: Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of managing Manchester United next season.


Daily Star: Manchester United are second favourites to land John Terry this summer.

Also: Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to stay at Real Madrid but only if they win the Champions League, according to reports.

And: Sunderland were in football heaven last night as they condemned bitter rivals Newcastle to hell.

Plus: Real Madrid star Raphael Varane will snub a move to Manchester United if Jose Mourinho doesn’t replace Louis van Gaal this summer.


Daily Mail: 'Are you watching Newcastle?' the locals asked. Why would they, with the outcome so resoundingly certain. Who wants to witness his own funeral? Sam Allardyce versus Everton? Well, there was only ever going to be one winner there. And what a win it was.

Also: Barcelona could be set to lose the biggest sponsorship deal in the club’s history – gazumped by their own league.


Daily Express: Manchester City are desperate to land Toni Kroos this summer, according to reports.

Also: Manchester United's attempts to sign Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio have taken a severe hit, according to reports in Spain.

And: Aston Villa ace Jordan Amavi is being lined up for a move to Serie A giants AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.


Metro: As Sunderland beat Everton 3-0 on Tuesday evening, both Newcastle and Norwich’s fates were sealed.


The Guardian: Liverpool have been offered encouraging signs in their pursuit of Ousmane Dembélé, with Jürgen Klopp’s side now competing against Borussia Dortmund to sign the French teenage sensation from Rennes in a deal that could be worth almost £28m.

Also: If football is the industry of schadenfreude it can rarely feel any better for Sunderland given the implications of this win and the ramifications for their oldest rival.


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