BB Roundup – Redknapp bullish, Villa boss targets old boys, Arsenal move wanted by Samba

Stuart Pearce cited a lack of doggedness as reason for England’s exit from the Euro Championship. It does make you wonder what difference a Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll would have made had they been allowed to be selected, given the lack of quality evident in this England side. It remains to be seen if Stuart Pearce will be retained as U21 manager, after another poor tournament showing.

In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that include Redknapp hinting that Modric may have been approached a few weeks ago; Villas-Boas closing in on the Chelsea job, while Alex McLeish looks to Birmingham to strengthen his Aston Villa side.

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Pearce cites lack of ‘doggedness’ as reason for England’s exit – Guardian

Harry: We’ll keep ALL our stars – Sun

Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas closing in on Chelsea job – Mirror

FA to combat bias against summer babies – Guardian

Sanchez snubs Manchester City and United – Daily Telegraph

McLeish in bid to snatch players from rivals Brum -Mirror

Everton hold ‘encouraging’ talks with midfield star Fellaini over new deal – Daily Mail

Samba ‘wants to play for Arsenal’ – Sun

Fergie’s made me a promise! Welbeck confident of becoming a United regular – Daily Mail

Villa bid to pip Kop for Charlie – Sun

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