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Manchester City are set to replace Joe Hart with Victor Valdes, while Man United and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in the chase for Luke Shaw.
Daily Mail

  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says the win over Arsenal was a “massive lift” and that United aim to be top of the table or “thereabouts” by the new year.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he felt that his side “were nervous at the start and we didn’t play our game” during the 1-0 defeat.
Daily Mirror

  • England captain Steven Gerrard and forward Daniel Sturridge are doubts for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.
  • Liverpool have joined the chase to sign Fulham’s emerging French striker Moussa Dembele. The 17-year-old, signed from Paris St-Germain, is also a target for Manchester United.
  • Injured Hull striker Sone Aluko has turned down a new deal and could be on his way to Crystal Palace in January.
The Times

  • New Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill says his successor at Sunderland Paolo Di Canio is a “managerial charlatan” and that he had “a wry smile to himself” when the Italian was sacked.
Independent

  • Southampton full-back Luke Shaw says he is “not even thinking about leaving” the in-form club despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
The Sun

  • West Brom supporters are raging after it was revealed that Andre Marriner, who awarded a controversial last-minute penalty against them on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, is a fan of their big rivals Aston Villa.
  • Canadian club Toronto are planning a summer transfer spree and are eyeing Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o and Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe.
  • Out-of-favour Southampton striker Gaston Ramirez is at the centre of a tug of war between Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina.
Daily Star

  • Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 26, is facing an exit from Etihad Stadium as the club line up a move for Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, 31.
  • Arsenal are considering a £15m bid for Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 28, in the January transfer window as manager Arsene Wenger searches for cover for 27-year-old forward Olivier Giroud.
  • Following their 1-0 loss at Sunderland, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he is worried that their poor form away from home will prevent them from reclaiming the title.
  • Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi might play in the Premier League one day.
Daily Express

  • Manchester United boss David Moyes saluted forwards Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney after the crucial 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • Fulham midfielder Josh Pritchard, 21, will snub a permanent move to Norway despite impressing while on loan at Tromso.
  • Michael Carrick has suffered a recurrence of an Achilles injury and is likely to pull out of the England squad.
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