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11/09/2008 08:17

Papers: Battle for Boilesen

Tussle for Boilesen
United and Chelsea are locked in another tug-of-war, this time over Danish teenager Nicolai Boilesen. Brondby defender Boilesen, 16, will have trials at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge this month. The clubs infamously fought over John Mikel Obi before the Nigerian midfielder moved to Chelsea from United for £12m without kicking a ball for Sir Alex Ferguson’s team. Boilesen, who captained Denmark U17s to a 6-1 win over England last month, said: "United are my favourite club. But I am very proud that two such big clubs are watching me."
Staff reporter, Daily Mail

In other news, the Guardian says Chelsea intend to contest a Football Association charge that they failed to keep their groundsman under control, leading to his infamous spat with Patrice Evra on 26 April, when the Frenchman was warming down with his team-mates after they had lost a game 2-1.

The papers are dominated, of course, by coverage of England's 4-1 win over Croatia, in which Wes Brown, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney all played.

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