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Daily Mirror

  • Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has launched a furious attackon Sir Alex Ferguson’s integrity after comments in the former Old Trafford manager’s explosive book.
  • Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to buy a big-name striker in January – with £35m-rated Atletico Madrid frontman Diego Costa – a former Liverpool target -top of the list.
  • Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, 28, is keen on a January move to Arsenal to save his World Cup hopes with Spain.
The Sun

  • Roy Keane has launched his own hairdryer-style attack on Alex Ferguson for lacking loyalty.
  • Former Aston Villa boss Ron Atkinson, 74, is being lined up as Birmingham City’s director of football.
  • Juventus are eyeing a January move for Fulham’s Switzerland international midfielder Pajtim Kasami.
  • Spurs are giving trials to young Danish strikers Soren Andreasen, 17, and Kasper Nissen, 16, who play for Esberg.
Daily Star

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has warned England they have fat chance of winning the World Cup if Wayne Rooney gets out of shape again.
  • Tottenham are planning to offer Aston Villa £28m for 22-year-old striker Christian Benteke.
  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Jorginho, 21, says he is happy to see out the season at Italian Serie A side Hellas Verona.
  • Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has told the club he will happily see out his career ar Villa Park.
Daily Mail

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has sensationally settled a string of old scores with a release of his controversial autobiography.
  • Arsene Wenger insisted Robert Lewandowski was lucky not to be sent off before he hit a late winner to leave Arsenal’s Champions League hopes in the balance last night.
  • Midfielder Fabian Delph, 23, has opened the way for fresh contract talks at Aston Villa by revealing he wants to stay for the rest of his career.
  • Striker Shane Long’s future at West Brom is in doubt as he has not discussed a new contract for six months.
Daily Express

  • Robert Lewandowski showed his real talent by scoring the winner forBorussia Dortmund against Arsenal.
  • Fernando Torres continued his knack of scoring goals in cup competitions by notching a brace to hand Chelsea victory over Schalke in the Veltins Arena last night.
  • Arsenal and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot, 18, says he will not hesitate to leave Paris St-Germain if he feels his progress is being hampered by a lack of first-team football.
  • Russia manager Fabio Capello claims Manchester United offered Tottenham £100m to sign Gareth Bale, 24, before the Welsh winger’s eventual transfer to Real Madrid.
Daily Telegraph

  • Sir Alex Ferguson claims that he “mellowed a long time ago”, instructing any doubters to consult those who played under him. It might be wise to wait for them to cool off first.
  • Roy Keane has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of not knowing the meaning of the word “loyalty” after the Scot criticised many of his former players in his memoirs.
  • Ian Holloway will have his position as Crystal Palace manager reviewed after their next three Premier League games.
The Times

  • Sir Alex Ferguson was accused of lacking loyalty by Roy Keane, who joined David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney among those criticised in the former Manchester United manager’s new autobiography.
The Guardian

  • Roy Keane has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of not knowing the meaning of loyalty after the former Manchester United manager criticised him and other former players at Old Trafford in his new book.

  • The most withering criticism in Sir Alex Ferguson’s book is reserved for the man who once embodied his will: Roy Keane. And, as Ferguson anticipated, Keane did not take it well.
  • It was 12 games in all competitions without defeat and, quite frankly, if you are going to lose then the Borussia Dortmund of 2013 are a far more palatable alternative than Norwich City or Crystal Palace, although that will be of no consolation to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
London Evening Standard

  • Petr Cech has warned Chelsea’s rivals the team will pose even more of a threat now that their strikers such as Fernando Torres are finding form.
  • Jack Wilshere insists Arsenal can go toe to toe with the best teams in Europe as they prepare to fight for their Champions League future.
Manchester Evening News

  • Darren Fletcher could be close to ending his illness hell after training with the United first team again yesterday.
  • Mark Bosnich intends to seek out Sir Alex Ferguson in Australia later this month to challenge him over the Scot’s assessment of his second stint at Old Trafford.
  • Manuel Pellegrini has ploughed into UEFA over the state of the Moscow pitch on which City face a crucial Champions League game tonight.
Liverpool Echo

  • Jordan Henderson says moving to Liverpool has helped his chances with England.
  • Mamadou Sakho has told Liverpool they are still to see the very best of him.
  • Gareth Barry insists he has settled at Everton quicker than any club during his career.
  • Roberto Martinez is backing Arouna Kone to keep his aim true in front of goal in the future.
The Chronicle

  • Yoan Gouffran is confident Newcastle United will negotiate their way through the crunch period of fixtures that can shape their season.
  • Cheick Tiote knows there is no hiding place for Newcastle United if they fail to win the Wear-Tyne derby this weekend – but is determined to send the Toon Army home from Wearside with a smile on their faces.
Newcastle and Sunderland

  • Newcastle United are understood to be weighing up a January move for MK Dons’ highly-rated Dele Alli.
  • David Vaughan admits the Sunderland dressing room are “hurting” after having their character and attitude questioned after their humbling at Swansea.
Sunderland Echo

  • Emanuele Giaccherini says Sunderland must channel the anger they felt after defeat at Swansea and use it to their advantage in the derby this weekend.
Birmingham Mail

  • Fabian Delph wants to stay at Aston Villa for the rest of his career – but is remaining relaxed about new contract talks for the time being.
  • Steve Clarke is confident Shane Long will agree a new contract with Albion – claiming the striker can be a ‘big player in the future’ for the club.
  • Carson Yeung still believes he can sell Birmingham City for a significant price – or remain an influential figure at the club.
Express & Star

  • Albion have put the block on a loan move for George Thorne despite boss Steve Clarke insisting the young midfielder is recovering well from a serious knee injury.
The Sentinel

  • Brek Shea is ready to go out on loan after seeing a recent move to Derby collapse when Nigel Clough was sacked.
Fulham Chronicle

  • Fulham will listen to loan offers for young keeper Neil Etheridge now Maarten Stekelenburg is back to fitness.
South Wales Evening Post

  • Jonathan de Guzman has paid tribute to midfield maestro Leon Britton and admitted: “I can’t understand why he doesn’t play for England.”
The Daily Echo

  • Saints are reaping the rewards of the double training sessions imposed by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Hull Daily Mail

  • David Meyler is in line for a recall to Hull City’s midfield this weekend when Steve Bruce’s men travel to Tottenham without the services of Jake Livermore.
Yorkshire Evening Post

  • Marius Zaliukas will return to Thorp Arch for talks with Brian McDermott tomorrow after edging closer to a contract offer from Leeds United.
Derby Telegraph

  • Steve McClaren says new loan signing Andre Wisdom will boost competition for places in Derby County’s defence.
The Bolton News

  • Mark Davies and Stuart Holden are well on the road to recovery at Bolton Wanderers.
Blackpool Gazette

  • Blackpool have handed a trial to Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson.
Huddersfield Examiner

  • Mark Robins is unlikely to dip into the loan market despite James Vaughan being suspended for three matches.
Reading Post

  • Chris Baird wants to remain at Reading but has yet to hear from the club about an extension to his current deal.
Evening Times

  • Virgil van Dijk believes Celtic can win in Amsterdam to all-but-seal third place in Group H.
  • Rangers won’t risk rushing Dean Shiels back into action following his latest injury setback.
The Scotsman

  • Former Rangers director Dave King is expected to arrive in Scotland in the next two days to enter talks which could prove pivotal in the ongoing boardroom battle.


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