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Manchester United remain keen on Gareth Bale as Shinji Kagawa heads for the exit, while Liverpool currently have no plans to sign Will Hughes.
The Sun
  • Alex Ferguson has talked himself out of a job… after slagging off David Beckham in his new book!
  • Alex McLeish wants the Crystal Palace job.
  • Andros Townsend is determined to play for Spurs on Sunday despite having broken bones in his hand.
  • Andrey Arshavin says Arsenal’s quiet fans are hindering the club’s quest for a trophy.
  • Yaya Toure has written off Manchester United’s title chances.
  • Ashley Young, Anderson, Nani and Rafael are playing for their Manchester United futures after disappointing starts to the season.
  • Liverpool have been linked with Steaua Bucharest defender Iasmin Latovlevici and Ghanaian prodigy Daniel Amartey.
  • Chelsea want to bring Xabi Alonso back to the Premier League.
  • Arsenal, Inter and Galatasaray are eyeing Cerezo Osaka midfielder Yoichiro Kakitani.
  • Galatasaray will look to sign Southampton’s Gaston Ramirez in January.
  • Jurgen Klopp will not manage in England until 2018 after penning a two-year contract extension at Borussia Dortmund.
Daily Mirror
  • Jermain Defoe has received a whopping £5million-a-year offer to quit Spursfor Toronto in January.
  • Alan Pardew is a surprise name on Crystal Palace’s list of managerial targets.
  • Ryan Giggs has re-emerged as the man Wales want to replace Chris Coleman.
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to snap up young Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey in January.
  • Steve Sidwell wants a three-year Fulham contract like fellow midfielder Scott Parker.
  • Aiden McGeady is set to quit Spartak Moscow, prompting a Premier League scrap for his signature.
Daily Star
  • UEFA’s bid to clamp down on CSKA Moscow’s racist fans has fallen flat.
  • Jose Mourinho nabbed Mesut Ozil’s shirt for his son after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Tuesday.
  • Swansea’s Angel Rangel reckons Cardiff paid over the odds for Gary Medel.
  • Scottish whizzkid John Souttar has snubbed Sunderland, despite Dundee United agreeing to sell him.
  • Ashley Young is desperate to prove he can be a big star at Manchester United.
Daily Mail

  • Fulham will give manager Martin Jol time to improve the club’s faltering form.
  • Blackpool could lose Tom Ince for as little as £155,000 if he considers a move abroad.
Daily Express
  • David Beckham has refused to get into a war of words with ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • Ashley Young is hoping he can force his way back into David Moyes’ plans at Manchester United.
  • Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool can hammer out a statement of their intent this season by adding to Arsenal’s woes on Saturday.
London Evening Standard
  • Andre Villas-Boas saluted Tottenham’s fans after they cheered their team on to a nail-biting penalty shoot-out win over Hull in the Capital One Cup.
  • Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato has revealed that he declined a move to Tottenham this summer after talks with the club.
Manchester Evening News
  • Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said Gareth Bale has a great future in store at the Bernabeu as rumours of Manchester United interest in the player swirl, with the Red Devils not giving up just yet.
  • Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are prepared to move for Shinji Kagawa should United show a willingness to sell the Japan international in January.
  • Manchester United are “really struggling” this season and will find it tough to retain the title, according to Manchester City’s Yaya Toure.
Liverpool Echo
  • Liverpool currently have no plans to table a bid for Derby County’s Will Hughes in January.
  • Leon Osman won’t be restricted to super-sub status for Everton, insists Roberto Martinez .
The Chronicle
  • Gus Poyet will begin plotting for January during the next international break next month.
  • Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says he will keep faith in out of sorts striker Papiss Cisse.
  • Newcastle United are hopeful that Geordie defender Paul Dummett will sign a new long-term contract.
Sunderland Echo
  • Connor Wickham is set to leave Sunderland on loan, with Championship leaders Burnley expected to win the race for his signature.
  • Newcastle United are hopeful defender Paul Dummett will commit his long-term future to the club – after offering him a six-year contract.
Birmingham Mail
  • Former Hawthorns hero Kevin Phillips believes Nicolas Anelka can be a major success for the Baggies.
Express & Star
  • Markus Rosenberg today declared he wants to quit Albion in the January transfer window.
  • Goalkeeper Lee Camp has joined Bournemouth on loan.
  • Marc Albrighton is determined to prove Villa boss Paul Lambert wrong after being sent out on loan with Championship side Wigan.
  • Former Aston Villa and Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has indicated a desire to become Palace’s new manager.
  • Leigh Griffiths today returned to Wolves with a glowing endorsement following a training stint with Hibernian this week.
The Sentinel
  • Tony Pulis will be up against Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs for the Wales manager job if Chris Coleman is appointed new boss at Crystal Palace, it has been reported.
  • Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is appealing for fans to turn up the volume to help their players battle through Saturday’s clash against in-form Southampton.
Newham Recorder
  • Thomas Vermaelen has no doubts that Arsenal can keep Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge quiet when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
South London Press
  • Chris Powell says he is saddened to be the longest-serving Championship boss.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Angel Rangel has told Swansea’s City’s Spanish contingent that Sunday’s clash with Cardiff will be like nothing they have experienced before.
Wales Online
  • It is understood that Chris Coleman would accept the Crystal Palace job, while Craig Bellamy and Tony Pulis remain the main contenders for the Wales post
The Pink un
  • Chris Hughton insists there can be no Capital One Cup hangover for Norwich City ahead of the tough Premier League trip to Manchester City.
The Daily Echo
  • Rickie Lambert is confident that Southampton can continue to pull out the shocks in the Premier League.
Hull Daily Mail
  • Steve Bruce has told his luckless Hull City side they must take “great credit” for matching Tottenham in an absorbing Capital One Cup clash, despite eventually succumbing to a cruel penalty shoot-out defeat last night.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Aidan White wants all thoughts about his Leeds United career to wait until January as he seeks to regain his form and confidence on loan at Sheffield United.
  • Once Marius Zaliukas heard of Brian McDermott’s interest in him, he wasted no time in agreeing terms at Elland Road.
Derby Telegraph
  • Striker Conor Sammon will continue to be a threat if he keeps attacking the right areas, says Derby County goalkeeper coach Eric Steele.
  • New head coach Steve McClaren has already been taken aback by Shaun Barker’s unwavering determination to return to Derby County’s first team.
Nottingham Post
  • Nottingham Forest have completed the loan signing of Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan.
  • Gonzalo Jara has set himself the twin goal of playing in the Premier League and in the World Cup – and wants to pin down a regular place in the Nottingham Forest side to help him achieve both.
  • Notts County’s Gary Liddle says the Magpies must look for a manager who will bring stability to the club.
Leicester Mercury
  • Leicester City midfielder Paul Gallagher has joined former club Preston North End on an emergency loan deal.
  • Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is refusing to get carried away following his side’s breathtaking 4-3 victory in the Capital One Cup.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday’s explosive 2-2 derby draw at Bloomfield Road.
  • Burnley defender Luke O’Neill has extended his loan spell with York City until January.
The Bolton News
  • Jay Spearing has hailed the extension of Kevin McNaughton’s loan from Cardiff as an important step on the road to recovery for Wanderers.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle insists his Wigan Athletic side are only a lick of paint away from dragging themselves into the promotion race.
Evening Gazette
  • Caretaker manager Mark Venus reckons the only way is up for Boro as he continues to do things his way
The Star
  • Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has warned his team ‘You’re not out of danger yet’ despite the club’s resurgent form.
  • Dave Jones has dispelled fears about Roger Johnson’s fitness and sounded the all-clear for Saturday’s clash with Reading.
Huddersfield Examiner
  • Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins believes hard work will pay dividends for Danny Ward
Doncaster Free Press
  • Paul Dickov has vowed to learn from his mistakes – but is unlikely to alter his ultra-positive approach following back-to-back league defeats.
Reading Post
  • Reading boss Nigel Adkins says he is as hungry as ever to get back to the Premier League, despite the pressures it will bring.
The Argus
  • Andrew Crofts reckons Albion should be higher up the Championship table – even without their missing stars.
Ipswich Star
  • He bears no hard feelings towards his former club, but Barnsley striker Jason Scotland admits he probably will celebrate if he scores against Ipswich Town on Friday night.
The Observer
  • Watford have underlined their “zero tolerance” attitude towards the use of flares and smoke bombs and will work with the police to take robust action against any offenders.
Bournemouth Echo
  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has welcomed the signing of experienced goalkeeper Lee Camp – and given his backing to rookie stopper Ryan Allsop.
The Scotsman
  • Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes that Neil Lennon’s success at the club will eventually see him leave for a role in England.
  • Former Rangers and Celtic striker Kenny Miller could make a dramatic return to Ibrox after the Scottish coach who took him to Canada was sacked.
  • Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon says he has no intention of resigning his post at Easter Road after his side slumped to a 1-0 derby defeat in the League Cup.
  • Dundee United star John Souttar has turned down a move to Sunderland that would have netted the Tannadice club £600,000.


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