Football News – Spurs favourites to land Italian, Arsenal braced for £25m Real bid & much more…

Nigel Reo-Coker has revealed his emotional re-union with Fabrice Muamba this week that left him choked for words. Having witnessed what he did on the pitch and heard what they were told in the dressing room, Reo-Coker couldn’t believe it on Tuesday when Muamba looked up at him when he visited and said, ‘All right Nige’, before enquiring to him ‘what had happened?’ The Bolton’s stand-in skipper revealed the miracle that has been Muamba’s recovery and feels the rest of the squad have had a weight lifted off their shoulders knowing their teammate is alive and recognises those around him, after what seemed like a impossibility around 6.10pm on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the news Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged Man City to bring on the mind games; Kenny Dalglish refuses to accept this season has been a disappointment, while Arsene Wenger is optimistic that Jack Wilshere will make a return before the end of the season.

Headlines

Sir Alex Ferguson has mocked Manchester City’s decision to bring Carlos Tevez back into the fold and suggested that he has plenty of ammunition to hand if they wish to start playing mind games with United – Guardian

Arsene Wenger is convinced that Jack Wilshere will be fit for the Euros – Guardian

Harry Redknapp denies that Chelsea have a hoodoo over Tottenham, despite it being 22yrs since the north Londoners won at Stamford Bridge – Guardian

Kenny Dalglish has refused to concede that Liverpool’s season has been write-off, despite what others may think – Daily Telegraph

West Ham United is one of four bids looking to be considered for the new tenancy at the Olympic stadium – Daily Telegraph

Manchester City have been urged to win games their own way as the Citizens approach the run-in of the Premier League season – Independent

Raheem Sterling has been told to stop moaning and simply wait for his opportunity at Liverpool – Daily Mail

Mark Hughes has claimed that he will axe Joey Barton if he felt his performances weren’t good enough at Loftus Rd – Daily Mail

John Terry has dismissed talk of him being in charge at Stamford Bridge, claiming the Roberto Di Matteo has done a fantastic job since he took the reins – Sun

Tottenham have emerged as favourites to land Giuseppe Rossi at the end of the season – TalkSport

Real Madrid have made Robin van Persie their No.1 transfer target this summer and are prepared to pay £25m to secure his services – Daily Express

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