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Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil will be crowned the world’s best player one day, while Loic Remy has tipped Papiss Cisse to end his drought.
Daily Mirror

  • Alvaro Negredo plundered a hat-trick as Manchester City stormed into the knock-out stages of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
  • Ashley Young was caught up in a fresh diving storm as Manchester United were held to a goalless draw in Spain.
  • Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is set to miss England’s final two matches of 2013 as he continues to struggle with a worrying ankle problem.
  • Fulham have refused to accept Sascha Riether’s FA ban – even though the defender admitted he had no defence to stamping on Machester United teenager Adnan Januzaj on Saturday.
  • Championship side Blackburn insist £10m-rated striker Jordan Rhodes will not be sold as part of a January fire sale to cut debts of £54.5m.
The Sun

  • Liverpool will battle it out with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Verona to sign Porto winger Juan Iturbe, 20, who is valued at £11.75million.
  • Sunderland and Fulham are both tracking Hamburg enforcer Tomas Rincon, 25, who will be a free agent next summer.
  • QPR are lining up a loan swoop for West Ham’s Jack Collison to replace the injured Alejandro Faurlin.
  • Meanwhile, the Hammers and Arsenal are keen on Fiorentina’s 20-year-old Senagalese striker Khouma Babacar who is rated at £5m.
  • Watford are after Chelsea hotshot Patrick Bamford, 19, who has scored 12 goals in a loan spell at MK Dons.
  • League One side Notts County are set to name QPR midfielder Shaun Derry, 35, as their new manager.
  • Yaya Toure silenced CSKA’s fans as City reached the Champions League KO stages for the first time.
  • Marouane Fellaini saw red on a frustrating night for Manchester United in Spain.
Daily Star

  • Former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 28, claims that Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain all tried to sign him after a difficult first season at Real Madrid.
  • Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic claims he was on the verge of joining Manchester City until Roberto Mancini lost his job.
  • Championship side Burnley are lining up a move for Shamrock Rovers midfielder Ronan Finn.
  • Watford’s Connor Smith, 20, is wanted on loan by Colchester United and Bristol Rovers.
  • Manchester City sailed into the Champions League knockout stages last night after thrashing CSKA Moscow.
  • Jose Mourinho has accused his Chelsea stars of being too cocky.
Daily Mail

  • Manchester City strikers Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo put on a dazzling Bonfire Night display to seal a place in the Champions League knockout stage for the first time.
  • Tottenham are considering reviving their interest in Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.
Daily Express

  • Liverpool are set to rival Arsenal for the signing of 27-year-old Yohan Cabaye as Newcastle brace themselves for renewed interest in the France midfielder in January.
  • Spurs are preparing to step up their interest in Brazilian winger Neilton after the player’s agent said the 19-year-old is no nearer to signing a new contract at current club Santos.
  • Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick to trample over CSKA Moscow at the Etihad and march into the knock-out stages of the Champions League for the first time.
  • Brazil’s World Cup build-up was thrown into chaos after the cancellation of a major football conference in Rio de Janeiro because of the continuing civil unrest in the country.
Daily Telegraph

  • Manchester City progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time thanks to their brilliant strike-force.
  • Ashley Young is facing further unwanted scrutiny for another diving controversy as Manchester United squandered the chance to secure a place in the Champions League knock-out stages.
The Times

  • Manchester City finally ended their Champions League jinx last night by sweeping aside CSKA Moscow 5-2 at the Etihad Stadium to ensure they will feature in the competition’s knockout stage for the first time.
Independent

  • Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 26, could play in his club’s Europa League home tie with Moldova champions Sheriff Tiraspol – despite being knocked unconscious playing against Everton on Sunday.
  • Manchester City reached the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time last night as Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero helped them to a 5-2 win over CSKA Moscow.
  • The rain-streaked night had been bad enough for Manchester United before Ashley Young made it worse, in a desperately familiar way.
The Guardian

  • Manchester City have endured so many difficult moments in the Champions League they will relish the fact they have finally qualified for the knockout stages with something to spare.
  • Soccerex, the major football convention due to be staged in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the World Cup draw, has been summarily cancelled after it said the government had withdrawn its support because of “ongoing civic unrest”.

 

London Evening Standard

  • Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil will one day be crowned as the world’s best player.
  • Oscar has revealed Chelsea’s players are determined to beat Schalke on Wednesday to avoid another “scary” rebuke from Jose Mourinho.
Manchester Evening News

  • Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said the Blues are ready for anyone in the Champions League knock-out stages after their win over CSKA Moscow.
  • Manchester United’s Ashley Young was savaged by critics for his actions in winning a penalty against Real Sociedad but has the backing of his manager for it.
The Chronicle

  • The Newcastle United Supporters Trust have extended an olive branch to the club after being banned from the newly-formed Fans Forum.
  • Gus Poyet has also told Sunderland to smarten up – and produce 90 minutes of consistent football.
Newcastle and Sunderland

  • Newcastle’s Loic Remy believes out-of-sorts Papiss Cisse is “trying too hard” to end his miserable run in front of goal – but retains confidence the Senegal striker will return to scoring ways soon.
Sunderland Echo

  • Gus Poyet looks set to hand Emanuele Giaccherini and Ki Sung-Yeung run-oust in Sunderland’s Capital One Cup clash with Southampton on Wednesday.
Express & Star

  • West Brom manager Steve Clarke admits that he is as under pressure as the next Premier League boss to stop “the vultures circling”.
  • West Brom defender Billy Jones was ruled out for up to six weeks as veteran Steven Reid was tipped to step up to the mark at Chelsea on Saturday.
  • Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph has admitted it would be a “dream” to gatecrash England’s World Cup squad.
The Sentinel

  • Stephen Ireland believes he is almost in tip-top shape to start laying a claim to a long-term deal at Stoke City.
Newham Recorder

  • Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud believes he has come a long way since being told by one-time Grenoble boss Mehmed Bazdarevic as a raw youngster he would never cut it with the elite.
Yorkshire Evening Post

  • Leeds boss Brian McDermott is tipping Ross McCormack to break the 20-goal barrier for the Whites this season.
Wales Online

  • Wales will wear a new red Adidas kit for next year’s Euro 2016 qualifiers.
  • Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is unhappy his side will face two games in 48 hours at Christmas but has no issues with the club’s Europa League demands.
The Daily Echo

  • Southampton’s Kelvin Davies said he felt ‘physically sick’ when Artur Boruc was caught out by Asmir Begovic.
Hull Daily Mail

  • George Boyd is confident he and Hull City can prosper in the Premier League after producing a fearless start to top-flight life.
Evening Times

  • Neil Lennon says that Ajax’s keep-ball tactics are not a problem for Celtic ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
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