#TheFootballTalk: All the latest football stories today

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The Sun
  • Jose Mourinho stormed off with three points as Ramires inspired Chelsea to a Euro romp in Romania.
  • Mesut Ozil hit his first goal for Arsenal as they stormed to the top of the so-called Group of Death.
  • Former referee Mark Halsey says the FA are now ‘a laughing stock’ for not punishing Chelsea’s Fernando Torres for clawing an opponent’s face.
  • Eduardo has told Manchester United they will suffer more pain at Shakhtar Donetsk tonight.
  • David Moyes has assured Manchester United fans he will turn their season around.
  • Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is not feeling the heat – and is still predicting a top 10 finish.
  • Wilfried Zaha must stay and fight for his Manchester United place after Nottingham Forest failed with a loan bid.
  • Kenwyne Jones has been offered a new Stoke deal after fears he could go for nothing at the end of the season.
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol is plotting a move for Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Daily Mirror
  • Grumpy Jose Mourinho had something to smile about as Chelsea finally opened their Champions League account with a Romanian romp.
  • Arsene Wenger watched majestic Mesut Ozil conjure up another outstanding display to put Arsenal a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages.
  • Celtic skipper Scott Brown was sent off in controversial circumstances as Barcelona nicked the points.
  • Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are one of the favourites to win the Champions League – if they end their group stage jinx.
  • David Moyes has told Manchester United fans not to panic.
  • Alan Pardew is on borrowed time at Newcastle – and he knows it according to one influential fan.
  • Paolo Di Canio wants to manage in England again, despite being sacked by Sunderland.
  • Reading owner Anton Zingarevich has failed to put up the cash needed to complete his full buy-out of the club.
  • Real Madrid hope to stop Sergio Ramos and Pepe moving to the Premier League.
  • Manchester United are watching Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.
Daily Mail
  • Fernando Torres has escaped a ban for scratching Jan Vertonghen’s face and in doing so has opened the FA’s new disciplinary process to ridicule, less than two months into the season.
Daily Express
  • Mesut Ozil turned in a Champions League masterclass last night as Arsenal put Rafa Benitez and Napoli to the sword at the Emirates.
  • Ramires put Jose Mourinho back in the grinners’ enclosure last night with two goals in Chelsea’s Champions League rout of Steaua Bucharest.
Daily Star
  • David Moyes insisted last night: I can handle the pressure.
  • Paolo Di Canio last night announced he wants another crack at managing in England – despite being sacked by Sunderland.
Daily Telegraph
  • Chelsea fear that Fernando Torres will suffer a prolonged injury lay-off after damaging his left knee in the Champions League victory against Steaua Bucharest last night.
  • Rio Ferdinand is facing a battle to retain his position as first-choice centre-half at Manchester United after being omitted from the Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk tonight, even before being sidelined by injury.
London Evening Standard
  • Werder Bremen are keen to take Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne back to the club in January.
  • Juan Mata believes Chelsea’s development is already ahead of schedule under new manager Jose Mourinho and warned the club’s rivals that the best is still to come.
  • Chelsea face another anxious wait regarding Fernando Torres after the striker suffered a knee injury in Tuesday night’s 4-0 Champions League Group E win at Steaua Bucharest.
Manchester Evening News
  • Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Manchester United have the right man in charge and says he is not interested in managing anywhere again.
  • David Moyes has vowed to put United’s Premier League troubles behind him – and use the Champions League platform to revive the Reds.
  • Manuel Pellegrini won’t be turning City’s Champions League giant Group D tie into a grudge match with the manager of European champions Bayern Munich.
Liverpool Echo
  • James McCarthy realised a boyhood dream when he made his full home debut for Everton in Monday night’s 3-2 defeat of Newcastle United.
  • Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard believes the number of overseas players in the Premier League means it’s increasingly difficult for youngsters to make the breakthrough at top clubs.
The Chronicle
  • Alan Pardew did NOT hold a post-game crisis meeting with Toon owner Mike Ashley last night – despite internet rumours that the Toon boss offered to resign after the 3-2 defeat against Everton.
  • Mike Williamson says he fully understands the frustrations of the Toon Army after the inbalanced display against Everton.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Vurnon Anita believes the Magpies will be heading to Cardiff this weekend intent on showing fans the ‘real’ Newcastle United.
Sunderland Echo
  • Blackpool are keeping tabs on out-of-favour Sunderland midfielder Cabral with a view to taking the former Basel man on loan.
  • Sacked Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has denied that a training ground spat prompted his dismissal from the Stadium of Light.
  • Kevin Ball says he would like Sunderland to be flexible in their tactical approach – if he is handed the reins on a permanent basis.
Birmingham Mail
  • Captain Ron Vlaar wants the Villa Park victory over Manchester City to end the whispering campaign about Villa’s poor home form.
  • West Bromwich Albion’s refusal to panic amid early-season despair was key to their form improving during September, according to goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely
Express & Star
  • Albion’s Gareth McAuley today urged the Baggies to sort out Saido Berahino’s new contract soon to avoid distracting the red-hot young striker.
  • James Henry today targeted returning Wolves to the top six of the Championship after sealing his move to Molineux.
The Sentinel
  • Chairman Peter Coates has stepped in and put a block on Stoke City players talking publicly about former boss Tony Pulis.
  • Geoff Cameron has branded fears of a dressing-room rift at Stoke City as “hogwash”.
  • Stephen Ireland declined the opportunity to be involved in the first squad named by interim Republic of Ireland boss Noel King.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Bryan Ruiz insists Fulham’s squad are united behind Martin Jol and has backed the under-fire manager to turn things around.
South London Press
  • Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has no doubts that Ian Holloway will find a winning formula.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Michael Laudrup is tipping Alejandro Pozuelo to become a Swansea City star, declaring: “He can be our Philippe Coutinho.”
  • Alejandro Pozuelo admits he is still getting used to life at a new club in a different country.
  • Martinez has paid tribute to one-time Swansea City target Romelu Lukaku after his two-goal display on his home debut for Everton against Newcastle United.
The Pink un
  • Robert Snodgrass insists the only way to silence the critics is to match the levels of their first Premier League away win of the season at Stoke.
Hull Daily Mail
  • Jake Livermore believes Hull City midfield partner Tom Huddlestone should be welcomed back into the England fold for next week’s vital World Cup qualifiers.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United chairman Salah Nooruddin reiterated his support for Brian McDermott last night after the club drew a line under their costly sequence of league defeats.
Derby Telegraph
  • Sam Rush has hinted that Derby County are still interested in Manchester United defender Michael Keane.
  • Steve McClaren aims to put a Derby County side on the pitch that excites the fans.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Scott Carson has called on Latics to make Maribor feel the heat at the DW Stadium tomorrow night.
Blackpool Gazette
  • Blackpool have been rocked by the news Barry Ferguson has undergone an operation on an ankle injury.
The Star
  • Sheffield United are poised to open talks about extending Ryan Hall’s loan from Leeds.
Reading Post
  • Anton Zingarevich’s full takeover of Reading FC has been delayed after the Russian failed to complete the deal before Monday’s deadline.
The Argus
  • Brighton & Hove Albion have been plunged into a striker crisis after losing Leo Ulloa to a suspected left foot fracture.
Evening Times
  • Celtic will today decide if they wish to appeal the red card shown to Scott Brown for flicking his foot at Neymar during last night’s 1-0 defeat to Barcelona.


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