Friday media watch [04.07.14 AM]: Boss on future of key trio
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert plans talks with a trio of key Villa stars when they return for pre-season training, vowing that nobody will leave the club against his wishes. The futures of Ron Vlaar, Fabian Delph and Gabby Agbonlahor have been shrouded in uncertainty since talks about extending their deals were put on hold.
Daily Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has warned his rivals to forget about prising away star men Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph.
Goal.com: Ron Vlaar has dismissed the notion that Saturday's World Cup quarter-final clash with Costa Rica will be an easy game for Netherlands. Having won every game that they have played in Brazil so far, the Dutch are heavy favourites to overcome a side that has reached the last eight for the first time. However, Vlaar is wary of the threat posed by Costa Rica, who topped a group containing three former world champions in Italy, Uruguay and England before edging out Euro 2004 winners Greece on penalties in the second round.
Best Of The Rest
The Sun: Germany coach Joachim Low has written off England's chances of EVER winning a tournament again.
Mirror: Arsene Wenger is confident of pulling off a £35million double deal for Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy.
Daily Mail: Barcelona expect to finalise a deal for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez over the next 48 hours.
Daily Star: Pele has leapt to the defence of Roy Hodgson, claiming England's disastrous World Cup was not all down to him.
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