UK Back Pages: Claudio Ranieri Puts the Title Pressure on Premier League Rivals

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UK Back Pages: Claudio Ranieri Puts the Title Pressure on Premier League Rivals
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Claudio Ranieri loves him a good mind game.

While the boss of upstart and surprising Leicester City has continually denied that his Foxes are Premier League favourites even with a lead atop the table, the Italian again put the pressure on his title rivals.

Even in good form, and even sitting two points ahead of Spurs and five ahead of Arsenal, Ranieri said on Monday his side are the fourth favourites behind Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Mirror call Ranieri's words turn on the title heat.

It's a similar story in the Independent, as Ranieri says Tottenham are now the favourites to win the league.

Ranieri's claims lead the Sun's headlines, too, and they also report a rumour that young Manchester United hero Marcus Rashford is set to see a big pay rise after his four-goal haul in just two games.

Rashford's looming new contract leads the Daily Mail, too, along with a supposed war chest Arsene Wenger has to bolster his struggling Arsenal side.

Wenger's cash is the story in the Telegraph, as they report he's got £75 million available to him over the summer and that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will receive new contracts.

The rumour in the Times is that Antonio Conte's already drawn up a transfer list for Chelsea, with speculation looming that the Italian will soon be announced as Chelsea's permanent manager.

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