Premier League gossip round up - Spurs, Chelsea, QPR, Man City and Arsenal

Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez

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DAILY MAIL: Angry Chelsea fans have decided to boycott matches until Rafa Benitez is dumped, it was claimed last night. ALSO: Jamie Oliver was Manchester City's surprise transfer-window signing yesterday, agreeing a five-year deal to take care of all catering needs at the Etihad.

THE TIMES: Andre Villas-Boas, who says he has not spoken to Harry Redknapp in more than a year, may be expected to have a frank exchange of views with his predecessor as Tottenham Hotspur manager when the pair stand shoulder to shoulder at Loftus Bridge tomorrow lunchtime. ALSO: John Terry gave his club a welcome lift when he began his return from injury by playing 45 minutes for their under-21s.

DAILY EXPRESS: Roman Abramovich will make Pep Guardiola a ''take it or leave it'' £18 million-a-year deal to become Chelsea's next manager in the summer. ALSO: Real Madrid have opened negotiations with Ashley Cole over a summer move to start the race for the England full-back's signature.

THE SUN: Rafa Benitez is a dead man walking at Chelsea following the humiliating home defeat by Swansea. ALSO: Harry Redknapp has ''no problem'' with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Rafael Benitez believes he could be a target for Real Madrid in the summer if his spell as interim manager of Chelsea finishes with the sack at the end of the season.

DAILY MIRROR: Manchester City are confident a deal can still be struck with AC Milan to offload Mario Balotelli. ALSO: John Terry could yet save Chelsea's season after making his comeback last night.

DAILY STAR: Andre Villas-Boas yesterday hit back at Harry Redknapp, telling him: You don't know what you're talking about. ALSO: Manchester City are still confident of striking a deal with AC Milan to offload troubled striker Mario Balotelli.

THE INDEPENDENT: Newcastle have been rocked by the request of their captain, Fabricio Coloccini, to leave the club during the January transfer window. The 30-year-old told club officials yesterday that he wants to return to Argentina. ALSO: Arsenal have joined the race to sign Loic Remy from Marseille in a deal which could cost them £10m.

THE GUARDIAN: BT is expected to earmark billions of pounds over the next decade to spend on sports rights in a sustained attempt to challenge Sky, as the new broadcaster gears up to launch two sports channels in July. ALSO: Manchester City believe Mario Balotelli could be bought by Milan, despite Silvio Berlusconi branding him a ''rotten apple'', and the Premier League champions are willing to accept about €30m (£24.6m) for the troubled striker.

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