Chelsea ‘eye Capello’

Fabio Capello could replace Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea manager, according to The Sun.

AVB's position is under scrutiny.

It is claimed that the Italian, who resigned as England boss this week, has emerged as a shock contender for the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

“There are strong rumours that Capello is coming and it could be sooner rather than later,” a Chelsea source is quoted as saying.

The Daily Mail again focus on the apparent pressure being put on Villas-Boas by the continued training-ground presence of club owner Roman Abramovich.

He was at Cobham again on Thursday – the Russian billionaire’s fourth successive day watching Villas-Boas work with the Blues squad.

The Mail say Abramovich is monitoring Villas-Boas’ relationship with his players.

And the Daily Express declare that Abramovich is ‘starting to turn the screw’ on the 34-year-old.

Meanwhile, QPR’s youngsters bowed out of the FA Youth Cup against Newcastle at St James’ Park last night.

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle acknowledge that the Magpies had to ‘fight all the way’ to overcome Steve Gallen’s team, who led 1-0 before losing 2-1 after extra time.

Finally, The Sun claim QPR boss Mark Hughes has branded the FA’s search for a new England manager “a charade”.

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