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The top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday’s morning newspapers.
DAILY MAIL
Chelsea crashed out of Europe, beaten on away goals by 10-man Paris St German and they have been branded ‘babies’ by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was sent off.
Former referee Graham Poll says the behaviour of Chelsea’s players as they surrounded ref Bjorn Kuipers was nothing short of disgraceful, but it’s a sign of the way the modern game is going.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will target signing a central defender, a holding midfielder and a goalkeeper this summer with a £50million transfer war chest.
Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho could be back in Manchester City’s line-up at Burnley, with the club playing down reports they were dropped after a dressing-room spat.
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao is resigned to his stay at Old Trafford being short-lived, with sources close to him now convinced the 29-year-old simply joined the wrong club last summer.
Southampton and Crystal Palace are keen on signing Charlie Austin from QPR in the summer.
GUARDIAN
Man Utd striker Robin van Persie has been left out of the Holland squad for their matches against Turkey and Spain later this month.
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea lost because they couldn’t cope with the pressure against 10-man PSG.
THE SUN
Jose Mourinho has accused his Chelsea flops of wilting under pressure as they crashed out at the Champions League to ten-man PSG.
Radamel Falcao’s future at Manchester United has been thrown into doubt after he missed a day out at Cheltenham races with the rest of his team mates.
PSG defender David Luiz issued a grovelling apology after helping to dump former club Chelsea out of the Champions League.
DAILY MIRROR
Radamel Falcao is heading for the Manchester United exit door with two new strikers eyed in the summer – Old Trafford chiefs are planning another big money spree but the faltering Colombian is unlikely to be included when his loan deal expires.
Arsenal are plotting summer moves for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Chelsea keeper Petr Cech to boost their hopes of a title challenge.
Steve Bruce will stay at Hull for at least another season after agreeing a new one-year contract.
Stuart McCall has agreed to become the new Rangers manager.
Papiss Cisse was set to miss four Newcastle games through injury – even if he had not been banned for seven.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed Jose Mourinho’s ‘babies’ – the PSG striker was unimpressed with the way Chelsea’s players tried to get him sent off, as Mourinho admits his team buckled under pressure.
Chelsea have been branded ‘disgraceful’ over the red card for PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Jamie Carragher blames Jose Mourinho for players haranguing the referee, while fellow pundit Graeme Souness is ‘saddened’ by Chelsea’s actions ahead of the sending-off.
INDEPENDENT
Jose Mourinho admitted his Chelsea team could not “cope with the pressure” after they tumbled out the Champions League on away goals against ten-men Paris Saint-Germain.
Carlo Ancelotti and Gareth Bale are running out of friends at Real Madrid and Manchester United are watching closely. Both have been on United’s wish list before and could be again.
DAILY STAR
Roberto Martinez admits he is to blame for Everton’s nightmare season.
Arsenal will today discover the extent of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s hamstring injury.
Gary Bowyer says Blackburn have no intention of selling Jordan Rhodes after the striker scored a last-gasp winner last night.
Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of a deal to bring Nemanja Vidic back to Old Trafford.

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