NOTW also report that Kop idol Steven Gerrard will be offered a new £30m deal to score vital goals for the rest of Rafa Benitez's reign, which should be enough to send Liverpool fans into raptures.
And completing a hat-trick of stories with the NOTW after their 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal it is claimed that Newcastle face financial meltdown if they drop into the Championship because they have made no provision for relegation in top stars' contracts.
This is in contrast to local rivals Sunderland who have a 40% pay cut built in to all their player contracts. The difference is Sunderland will have thought relegation was a possibility, Newcastle would never have dreamed such a thing.
In the Daily Star Sunday and Sunday Express there are claims that Chelsea will appoint Frank Rijkaard as their new manager in the summer after the former Barcelona boss was given a glowing endorsement from fellow Dutchman and interim Blues coach Guus Hiddink.
The People also have the same story, but add that Rijkaard's chances will be boosted by Roman Abramovich's plans to promote Frank Arnesen to director of football. What’s the big deal? Well, Arnesen apparently wanted Rijkaard as boss before Luis Felipe Scolari arrived on the scene.
Another Dutch manager in line for Premier League duty could be Louis van Gaal. The Mail on Sunday claim an exclusive with the story that van Gaal, who is reported to have lost a fortune in the Bernard Madoff financial scandal, is in the frame to take over from Ricky Sbragia at Sunderland this summer.
Understandably the back pages are all full of post-mortem coverage following Manchester United’s implosion at Fulham, with one of the main talking points being Wayne Rooney’s dismissal.
The Sunday Mirror reckon Wazza’s facing a three-match ban after his moment of red card madness at Craven Cottage because, as the Daily Star Sunday point out, he refused to leave the field immediately.
How far bans for Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes and Rooney will impact on United’s faltering title procession remains to be seen.
Elsewhere in the Sundays there is the usual raft of transfer gossip and conjecture, sadly not all of it new.
For example, if you believe the Sunday Express Tottenham have seen the sun is shining, decided it must be time for the summer transfer window and so started sniffing around Boro’s Stewart Downing. £15m is the price quoted, but if Boro go down will the price?
Spurs are also looking to reprise another January deal that went begging: Sunderland’s Kenwyne Jones could be heading for White Hart Lane for £15m as Sunderland are now ready to sell, according to The People.
Also in The People Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy is being touted as a potential target for AC Milan with £14m the mooted cost. It would be a strange move for Milan, buying a player not approaching his pension, but stranger things have happened.
And finally some good news for Manchester United: One player not going to Milan, Inter or AC, is United’s Vidic, who has told both Italian giants to forget about trying to lure him to Serie A, he’s staying at Old Trafford. Or at least that’s what the Daily Star Sunday are reporting.