Paper Round: Terry set for shock Villa return, City concerned over Spurs fixture

Paper Round: Terry set for shock Villa return, City concerned over Spurs fixture
Paper Round: Terry set for shock Villa return, City concerned over Spurs fixture

Terry set for shock Villa return

We start with the back page of The Daily Star that has a report that John Terry is set to re-join Aston Villa in a surprise deal. Terry, 37, left Villa at the end of last season when the club couldn't afford to keep him having failed to achieve promotion. Now the new owners allow a deal to be possible and manager Steve Bruce wants to bring Terry back to bolster his defence. The former Chelsea captain has had offers from China and America but wants another crack at taking Villa up.

Paper Round's view: I think even the most ardent Chelsea fans would probably admit to being surprised by Terry's performances last season. Most expected him to be ripped to pieces but he actually proved to be an excellent signing for Villa. Yes he's a year older but he would still bring a lot to Bruce's team as they look for promotion once more.

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City concerned over Spurs fixture at Wembley

We move to The Mail who report that Manchester City's primary concern over their re-arranged fixture against Tottenham Hotspur is not the congestion of games but the state of the pitch. The match is scheduled to take place 24 hours after the NFL game between Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars. There is no indication in the story as to whether City will do anything about it...

Paper Round's view: It's hard to know what City could have done here really. Could they moved the game to the Etihad? It's also probably worth pointing out that the bigger pitch might actually suit them, it certainly did in this fixture last season. It'll be interesting to see whether Pep Guardiola blames the pitch depending on whether or not his team lose...

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Pellegrini would cost £15m to sack

The back page of The Times contains an exclusive that if West Ham wanted to sack new manager Manuel Pellegrini it could cost £15 million. This is due to the fact that when they appointed Pellegrini they didn't include a termination clause, so the Chilean would be entitled to having his contract fully paid out.

Paper Round's view: Another day, another bad/hilarious news story about West Ham. It's almost a running joke how poorly run West Ham are at the moment and that might be why the new owners are reportedly not considering pulling the trigger on Pellegrini after four defeats in a row to start the new Premier League season...

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Watford want to give Gracia new contract

And finally we end with another exclusive in The Mail that says that Watford want to secure the future of Javi Gracia following the club's excellent start to the season. Gracia has led Watford to four wins in a row and his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.

Paper Round's view: Are Watford the most surprising story of the season thus far? It certainly feels that way. Gracia deserves a lot of credit and would certainly warrant a new deal.

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