The Guardian and Daily Mail report that manager Andre Villas-Boas has banished Chelsea’s reserve players from the main complex at the club’s Cobham training ground.
He was already reported to have told transfer-listed duo Nicolas Anelka and Alex they could no longer use the facility and is now said to be keeping all non-first team players away.
The reserve squad are apparently now using the same part of the training ground as academy youngsters ahead of tonight’s game against leaders Manchester City.
And it seems City have issues of their own, with the Mail reporting that controversial striker Mario Balotelli is in hot water following a night out in Manchester which continued into the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Independent suggest City boss Roberto Mancini is furious with the 21-year-old, whose off-the-field antics have been well documented.
The paper also say Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is in limbo after being left out of the squad for Saturday’s defeat at Swansea, with Whites boss Martin Jol refusing to confirm the player will be recalled for this week’s Europa League match against Odense.
Meanwhile, the Mail also carries a story about a foul-mouthed bust-up between Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy and QPR captain Joey Barton after Saturday’s game at Anfield.
And The Sun say former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Blues midfielder Frank Lampard for Real Madrid in exchange for Spaniard Esteban Granero.
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