#TheFootballTalk: All the latest football stories today

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The Sun
  • Manchester United are ready to offer teen sensation Adnan Januzaj a 2900 per cent pay rise.
  • Wayne Rooney insists England will qualify for the World Cup.
  • Ashley Cole is a doubt for England’s World Cup qualifiers with an injured rib.
  • Luka Modric has told his Premier League admirers he wants to stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his career.
  • Peter Shilton backs England manager Roy Hodgson’s decision to stand by Joe Hart.
  • Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has backed Adam Lallana to answer Hodgson’s wing prayers.
Daily Mirror
  • Wayne Rooney guaranteed England’s World Cup qualification when he declared: “We ARE going to get to Brazil.”
  • Kevin Ball’s dream of becoming Sunderland manager is under threat because supremo Roberto De Fanti wants a coach to bring out the best in his signings.
  • Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini will be out for several weeks after wrist surgery.
Daily Star
  • Ashley Cole suffered an injury scare yesterday, as Wayne Rooney promised England WILL qualify for the World Cup.
  • Peter Shilton insists Joe Hart deserves to remain England’s No 1.
Daily Mail
  • Harry Redknapp has branded the FA clueless.
  • Brendan Rodgers was ready to be Redknapp’s assistant at Euro 2012 had the former Tottenham boss become England manager.
  • Wayne Rooney insists it is unthinkable that England will fail to qualify for the World Cup.
Daily Express
  • Ashley Cole faces a fight to be fit for England’s World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.
  • Wayne Rooney has branded England’s next two World Cup qualifiers as “crunch time”.
London Evening Standard
  • Samuel Eto’o admits he has been shocked by the physical nature of English football, but is confident he will be a success at Chelsea.
  • Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has given Arsene Wenger a boost after indicating that he is nearing a return to first-team action.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manchester United are ready to move for Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan in January, according to the national press.
  • Manchester City fans have only seen tantalising glimpses of the Manuel Pellegrini revolution, says James Milner.
Liverpool Echo
  • Gerard Deulofeu insists he is happy to play a waiting game as he bids to shine for Everton during his loan season.
  • Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique.
The Chronicle
  • Alan Pardew hopes Papiss Cisse can rediscover his goalscoring touch while on international duty this week.
  • Sunderland owner Ellis Short has paid tribute to Kevin Ball for minding the shop on Wearside while the search was on for a new boss
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has suggested it was controversial director of football Joe Kinnear who stopped him leaving this summer.
Sunderland Echo
  • Michael Gray says Gus Poyet is an excellent choice for the job as Sunderland manager.
Birmingham Mail
  • Aston Villa fans have been asked if they want a safe standing area at Villa Park.
  • The potential sale of Birmingham City is unlikely to be a straightforward matter.
  • Gareth McAuley claims Saido Berahino’s injury-hit end to last season has been a major factor for his success this term.
  • Bakary Sako should return to training within 48 hours as Kenny Jackett called on the winger to be 100 per cent committed to Wolves’ promotion push.
Express & Star
  • Chelsea continue to be linked with West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The 20-year-old England U21 player has started the season scoring five goals in all competitions.
The Sentinel
  • Asmir Begovic says Stoke must sharpen up at the back to get points on the board while they are still struggling to score goals themselves at the other end of the pitch.
South London Press
  • Glenn Murray is on schedule for a December return but has ruled out a short-term loan switch to boost his fitness.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Huw Jenkins is looking forward to Michu achieving further success with Swansea City after the forward was selected by Spain.
Wales Online
  • Cardiff City fans have been warned they face a five-match ban if they continue to stand during matches.
  • Swansea City’s superstar striker Michu is delighted to have finally won his first call-up to the Spain squad.
The Pink un
  • Chris Hughton believes Norwich City’s new look central midfield trio could hold the key to their Premier League fortunes.
The Daily Echo
  • Adam Lallana says the current Saints squad is the most confident he has ever been a part of and that there is no team they fear playing.
Hull Daily Mail
  • Hull City’s Abdoulaye Faye says the Tigers’ solid start to life back in the Premier League is down to the resolve instilled in their defence by manager Steve Bruce.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • United’s first team might not be firing, but there are a crop of youngsters waiting for a chance, says Brian McDermott.
Derby Telegraph
  • Derby County plan to discuss the prime candidates for the position of “technical director” over the next few weeks.
Nottingham Post
  • Kenny Jackett admits he cannot rule out a third push from Nottingham Forest to sign Bakary Sako.
  • Mansfield Town are determined to complete a double in double-quick time over Chesterfield
Leicester Mercury
  • Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will be keeping his fingers crossed that all of his internationals return in one piece after a week of World Cup qualifiers.
  • Leicester are better equipped this season to bounce back after disappointments, manager Nigel Pearson believes.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Manager Sean Dyche insists Burnley won’t get lost in the limelight of being Championship top dogs.
  • Blackburn Rovers stand-in skipper Grant Hanley has apologised to his manager, team-mates and the club’s supporters for his sending off against Wigan.
The Bolton News
  • Flying Wanderers winger Liam Feeney is loving his new lease of life at the Reebok and believes it can get even better now the team has ended its winless streak.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle admits the return of Grant Holt at the weekend was a massive fillip for Wigan Athletic.
Blackpool Gazette
  • Paul Ince’s punishment remained unclear after an FA hearing which lasted almost seven hours at Wembley yesterday.
Evening Gazette
  • George Friend hopes Boro’s latest ticket offer will result in a bumper gate to match last season’s memorable clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Star
  • David Moyes has offered his backing to fellow Scotsman David Weir, who is under pressure at Sheffield United.
Doncaster Free Press
  • Paul Dickov will look to the loan market for cover after James Husband was ruled out for three months.
Reading Post
  • Jake Taylor says the international break has come at a good time for injury plagued Reading.
The Argus
  • Andrew Crofts has shrugged off a spate of bookings for club and country.
  • Gus Poyet’s appointment as Sunderland manager has been questioned by John Byrne.
Ipswich Star
  • The lack of an away win is not bothering Ipswich Town’s players and management.
Bournemouth Echo
  • Cherries star Steve Cook slammed the perpetrator of a coin-throwing incident and said the mindless act “could have finished my career”.
Evening Times
  • Neil Lennon has reassured Teemu Pukki that no-one expected him to be the Finn-ished article when he arrived from Schalke at the end of the transfer window.
The Scotsman
  • Rangers chief executive Craig Mather has flown to South Africa in order to broker a deal with former club director Dave King, paving a way for a return to the club.
  • Celtic full-back Adam Matthews has been ruled out until the New Year after club doctors confirmed he would require surgery on his shoulder.
  • Nacho Novo has admitted that he is desperate to play football again as he continues his search for a club.
  • Stevie May has been told that he will become a better player if he chooses to remain at St Johnstone.


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