What The Papers Say - 3 July
Widespread Howard praise in Thursday's papers.
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Tim Howard’s display against Belgium continues to dominate the sports sections in Thursday’s national newspapers.
The front page of the World Cup pull-out in the Independent features a montage of edited comedy images, depicting Howard preventing a meteor from hitting the earth, a ship from sinking and a mocked-up poster from the film Jaws where he saves a swimmer from a shark attack.
Quotes from Howard appear in the Daily Star and Daily Mirror, as the Blues goalkeeper vows that the United States will be back on the glory trail at the next World Cup in Russia in four years’ time.
Away from Howard Mania, the Liverpool Echo report that Everton are at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war with West Ham United for Dundee United full-back Andrew Robertson. This story is also covered in the Daily Mail, where the Blues are also rumoured to be tracking Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic.
And, in another tabloid, it is claimed that Everton are ‘increasingly confident’ of sealing a deal with Chelsea for the signature of Romelu Lukaku and that the Blues have batted away an approach from Tottenham Hotspur for John Stones.