#TheFootballTalk: All the latest football stories today

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Daily Mirror

  • Former Spurs winger Gareth Bale flew back from Spain and held talks withManchester United who had made a £100m bid before the Welshman completed a world record move to Real Madrid.
  • Chelsea are set to move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, in the January transfer window with big-spending Monaco are also interested in the France central defender.
  • Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has joined the £8m chase for Leeds United’s 20-year-old right-back Sam Byram, with Manchester City, West Brom and Everton plotting bids in January.
  • Gus Poyet is set to be offered the Sunderland manager’s job, with director of football Roberto De Fanti wanting a young “tracksuit” manager with good man-management skills.
  • Norwich manager Chris Hughton could face the sack if the Canaries are beaten at Stoke on Sunday.
The Sun

  • Manchester United offered over £120m in a desperate bid to prise Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid.
  • Liverpool and Arsenal are battling it out with Juventus to sign Austria U21 defender Martin Hinterregger who plays for Red Bull Salzburg.
  • Former England midfielder David Bentley, 29, has suffered another setback after being snubbed by Leeds United as he tries to find a club following his summer exit from Tottenham.
Daily Star

  • Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he expects a lot more ‘shockers’ this season after Sunday’s 4-1 derby defeat at Manchester City.
  • Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Rafael is considering a return to Brazil, with Corinthians a possible destination for the 23-year-old right-back.
  • Former Birmingham City striker Jake Jervis, 22, is training with League One side Sheffield United.
Daily Mail

  • Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he needs two new players if he is to win trophies.
  • Meanwhile, United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs could be alerted by the uncertainty of midfielder Andrea Pirlo’s future at Juventus with the 34-year-old potentially being allowed to leave in January.
  • Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in line to replace Fatih Terim as Galatasaray manager.
Daily Express

  • David Moyes says Manchester United will suffer further setbacks between now and January until he can finally bring in some high-class signings.
  • Swansea City outcast Leroy Lita has been banished to train with the club’s youngsters.
Daily Telegraph

  • Manchester United failed with a bid for Gareth Bale, according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who also claims his club bought the former Tottenham frontman on the cheap.
  • Former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has held talks with Sunderland about replacing Paolo Di Canio. Former England boss Steve McClaren and ex-Stoke manager Tony Pulis are also in the race for the job.
  • Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has played down talk of a move for David Bentley who has been a free agent since being released by Spurs.
London Evening Standard

  • David Luiz today insisted he has no problem with Jose Mourinho’s rotation policy but is adamant he has nothing to prove to the Chelsea manager.
  • Fernando Torres hopes his performance in the 2-0 win over Swindon in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup tie will convince boss Jose Mourinho to make him the first-choice striker.
  • Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham’s players are emerging from the shadow of Gareth Bale after his redesigned team trounced Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup with a repeat of last season’s Premier League scoreline.
Manchester Evening News

  • David Moyes is staying tight lipped over reports in Spain that United made a dramatic 11th-hour bid to sign Gareth Bale.
  • United are set to field a cocktail of kids, fringe players and derby flops against Liverpool tonight.
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes he can get more out of Yaya Toure, and also revealed David Silva could return against Bayern Munich next week.
Liverpool Echo

  • Sylvain Distin rued Everton’s inability to turn dominance into goals as the Blues crashed out of the Capital One Cup against Fulham.
The Chronicle

  • Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has no intention to sell up – after board members relayed the information during a fan forum this week.
  • Fabricio Coloccini feels Newcastle United can emulate Swansea City in the League Cup this season by going all of the way in the competition.
Newcastle and Sunderland

  • Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has told his squad there is no excuse for them not progressing in the Capital One Cup.
Sunderland Echo

  • Sunderland continue to run the rule over a host of managerial contenders, despite the odds plummeting on Gus Poyet becoming the next Black Cats boss.
  • Kevin Ball wants to succeed Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light.
Express & Star

  • Albion striker Shane Long was today backed to fire on all cylinders when he returns to action tonight for the first time since his aborted deadline-day move to Hull.
  • Young gun Saido Berahino today urged Albion to emulate Swansea’s heroics as he prepared to continue his Capital One Cup adventure at The Hawthorns tonight.
The Sentinel

  • Mark Hughes has warned his players there is no excuse for being on the wrong end of an upset at Tranmere Rovers this evening.
  • Mark Hughes has thrown down the gauntlet to his fringe players by asking, “Which one of you is going to do a Kenwyne Jones?”
Fulham Chronicle

  • Martin Jol will give Boumesca Tue Na Bangna until January to force his way into Fulham’s first team – or send him out on loan.
  • Alex Kacaniklic says Fulham’s Capital One Cup win against Everton last night was for boss Martin Jol.
  • Rob Green hopes his good form for QPR can boost his chances of an England recall.
South Wales Evening Post

  • Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins believes Leroy Lita will leave the Liberty Stadium in the next few days.
The Daily Echo

  • Jos Hooiveld wants Saints to emulate Swansea’s Capital One Cup heroics of last season in this year’s competition.
Hull Daily Mail

  • Steve Bruce admits Nick Proschwitz is working his way into Premier League contention after booking Hull City’s place in the League Cup fourth round for the first time in 36 years.
Yorkshire Evening Post

  • Brian McDermott has thrown the loan-market ball back into Leeds United’s court by insisting he will only bring a new striker to Elland Road if he is able to sign a player he wants.
Lancashire Telegraph

  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche is hoping for a money-spinning tie when the draw for the last 16 of the League Cup is made tonight.
Wigan Evening Post

  • Owen Coyle revealed he was frustrated in his attempts to land a new striker before last night’s Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City.
Blackpool Gazette

  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher has described Blackpool’s contract offer to him in the summer as a “kick in the teeth”.
Evening Gazette

  • Ben Gibson is up to the challenge of keeping QPR’s strikers under-wraps on Saturday, said Tony Mowbray today. The 20-year-old Middlesbrough-born stopper will be promoted to the first team if the club fails to bring in a new defender this week.
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Ipswich Star

  • Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has offered striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake a mutually-beneficial short-term contract.
Evening Times

  • Neil Lennon today told his players they have no time to lick their wounds after suffering a shock cup exit at the hands of Morton.
  • Ally McCoist celebrated his 51st birthday yesterday and still hopes to land Marius Zaliukas as a belated present.
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