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…  And Eliaquim Mangala is heading to Chelsea

The Sun
  • Luis Suarez is at the centre of a fresh diving row after appearing to throw himself to the ground to win a penalty for Uruguay.
  • Ashley Cole is struggling to be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Cardiff on Saturday.
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen insists he wants a new deal at West Ham.
  • Mesut Ozil will miss Arsenal’s clash with Norwich on Saturday.
  • Everton fear that midfielder Darron Gibson will be out for the season after suffering a knee injury.
Daily Mail
  • Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj will elect to play for England if the FA can overcome the five-year residency rule.
  • Roy Hodgson has netted a £1m bonus for leading England to next year’s World Cup finals.
  • Valencia want £7m Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on loan.
  • Sheffield United’s hopes that Nigel Clough would take over as manager have been hit by his fight for a £400,000 pay-off from Derby which could drag on into the New Year.
Daily Mirror

  • Roy Hodgson last night backed Wayne Rooney to make next summer’s World Cup finals his “crowning glory”.
  • Arsene Wenger will face more questions about his future at Arsenal’s annual meeting today.
  • Shinji Kagawa claims his form is suffering because he is not playing enough at Manchester United.
  • Sven Goran Eriksson is in the frame to become the next boss of Sheffield United – and make a remarkable comeback.
  • Blackburn plan a £1.75million swoop to keep Tom Cairney, who is on loan from Hull, on a permanent deal.
  • Roma are eyeing up Manchester City defender Micah Richards.
  • Porto and France defender Eliaquim Mangala has taken a step towards joining Chelsea by making Jorge Mendes his agent.
Daily Star
  • Wayne Rooney insists he will finally show the world just how good he is in Brazil next summer.
  • Everton midfielder Darron Gibson could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
  • Pascal Chimbonda is chasing a short-term deal at League One side Carlisle.
  • Gillingham’s interim boss Peter Taylor wants a long-term contract.
  • Leeds midfielder David Norris wants to go out on loan after falling out of favour at Elland Road.
Daily Express
  • Roy Hodgson has told England’s up and coming youngsters such as Ravel Morrison they have six months to prove he should take them to the World Cup.
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen wants another deal at West Ham and play on for at least one more season.
  • Brighton have signed striker Leroy Lita on loan from Swansea until the new year.
Eliaquim Mangala
Eliaquim Mangala
London Evening Standard
  • Chelsea fear Ashley Cole and Fernando Torres will miss the club’s next two games.
  • Aaron Ramsey is currently in the form of his life, but the Wales and Arsenal midfielder believes he can get even better.
Manchester Evening News
  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates believes there are no goalkeepers in the Premier League better than Asmir Begovic and will not be surprised if a top European club comes in for the Bosnia international, with both Manchester clubs, Atletico Madrid and Napoli all linked.
  • Manchester is about to become ‘the epicentre of football’, with City poised to join United as one of the top five money-making clubs on the planet.
Liverpool Echo
  • Jordan Henderson has praised Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for helping him to flourish at Anfield.
  • Gareth Barry says that Everton are showing signs of a team with real Champions League ambitions.
  • The jubilant grandfather of Liverpool star Harry Wilson is set to bank £125,000 after betting the teenager would play for Wales – when he was only 18 months old.
The Chronicle
  • Davide Santon last night admitted the six-goal thrashing by Liverpool has lived with him for the last six months.
  • Seb Larsson says Sunderland must shake off their tag as the Premier League’s leakiest defence if they are to climb off the foot of the table
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Newcastle United are confident of agreeing reciprocal deals with ten Premier League clubs this season as they aim to lead an away ticket price revolution that will potentially save their supporters hundreds of pounds a year.
  • Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland’s returning internationals to prepare for a “nightmare” 48 hours – as he gets read to deliver a crash course in his playing philosophy to them.
Birmingham Mail
  • Liam McAlinden can take the Andros Townsend route to glory, according to Kenny Jackett.
Express & Star
  • England Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate has played down the prospect of Albion’s Saido Berahino gatecrashing Roy Hodgson’s World Cup plans.
  • Boss Paul Lambert today insisted Villa stars Fabian Delph and Gabby Agbonlahor can play their way into England’s World Cup party and make it to Brazil.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke City have issued a formal complaint over the performance of referee Roger East during the club’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham.
  • Jon Walters has conquered a troubling groin injury to remain on course for his 100th consecutive Premier League start this weekend.
Newham Recorder
  • Lewis Holtby says Tottenham are desperate to put their shock 3-0 defeat to West Ham behind them when they face Aston Villa on Sunday.
  • West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen is looking for a positive result against Manchester City on Saturday evening to turn their ‘iffy’ start into a positive one.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Lucas Piazon admits he needs to have a special season at Vitesse Arnhem or risk another year away from Stamford Bridge.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Michel Vorm has returned from international duty with a hand injury – but Swansea City are optimistic that he will be fit to face Sunderland this weekend.
  • Angel Rangel has urged Swansea to pile the pressure on bottom-club Sunderland this weekend, declaring: “We must kill them on the pitch.”
The Pink un
  • Robert Snodgrass revealed he put the birth of his new child to one side to shift his total focus on Tuesday’s clash with Croatia as his goal helped Scotland to a 2-0 win.
Hull Daily Mail
  • PAUL McShane has given himself every chance of forcing his way into the Hull City side for the trip to Everton, says reserve team coach Stephen Clemence.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United look set to open contract talks with teenage star Alex Mowatt in an effort to ensure a long-term future for the midfielder at Elland Road.
Derby Telegraph
  • Sheffield United are in talks with MK Dons boss Karl Robinson over the vacant manager’s position at Bramall Lane, according to reports.
  • John Eustace believes a run of games for Derby County will boost his match sharpness and help him make a greater impact on the team.
Nottingham Post
  • Andy Reid will be even better for Nottingham Forest now he is back playing for Republic of Ireland, according to former team-mate John Thompson.
Leicester Mercury
  • Leicester City strikers Chris Wood and Gary Taylor-Fletcher are both in contention for the visit of Huddersfield Town, manager Nigel Pearson has said.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Fail to win promotion this season and prepare to be hit with a transfer embargo – or go up and get ready for a big fine. That was Derek Shaw’sstark message to Blackburn Rovers supporters at Monday night’s fans’ forum at Ewood Park.
The Bolton News
  • Millwall have set out their terms to Bolton Wanderers for a permanent deal for Liam Feeney.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle admits he feels for Shaun Maloney as the Latics playmaker’s injury nightmare continues.
Blackpool Gazette
  • Paul Ince starts his five-match stadium ban when Wigan visit Bloomfield Road on Saturday, but Blackpool are ensuring their manager will be present at the game by handing out 10,000 Ince masks to the fans.
Evening Gazette
  • Boro’s six major summer signings must be given time to fulfil their potential, insists Tony Mowbray.
The Star
  • Blades director Jim Phipps has hinted that Chris Morgan will remain a key member of United’s backroom team under the club’s new manager.
  • Joe Mattock is in contention for a comeback to the Wednesday side, Dave Jones has confirmed.
Huddersfield Examiner
  • Huddersfield Town’s Alex Smithies reckons Danny Ward and Duane Holmes can provide a fresh attacking edge when Town return to Championship action after the international break.
Doncaster Free Press
  • Brian Flynn has been impressed with the attitude of new-boy Marc De Val in his bid to get fully fit.
Reading Post
  • Jordan Obita is not going to give up his place in the Reading team without a fight.
The Argus
  • Leroy Lita insists he had no doubts about signing for Albion despite turning down a number of moves to rival Championship clubs.
Ipswich Star
  • The Republic of Ireland will turn to Mick McCarthy to fill their vacant manager’s post – if Martin O’Neill and Guus Hiddink reject the chance to manage the national side.
The Observer
  • Hornets supporters group ‘The 1881’ is holding a meeting on Friday to assess the first few months of the new singing section at Vicarage Road and it also hopes to create a few new chants in the process.
Bournemouth Echo
  • Manager Eddie Howe has reported “steady progress” on the injury front ahead of the first leg of Bournemouth’s East Midlands double header.
Evening Times
  • On the day the SFA confirmed Gordon Strachan’s side will face Norway in a friendly clash next month, the Dark Blues were named the 35th best side in the world.
The Scotsman
  • Craig Mather resigned as Rangers chief executive yesterday morning, reportedly walking away with a year’s salary in the process.
  • England manager Roy Hodgson is set to give Celtic stopper Fraser Forster a chance in the side ahead of the World Cup.
  • Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter has ruled himself out of Tuesday’s Champions League game against former club Ajax.
  • Interim Dunfermline chairman Bob Garmory has called for fans to look forward to a brighter future after Pars United completed their purchase of the embattled club.


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