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In the world of Football transfer today …..Aston Villa and Newcastle are chasing Mousa Dembele, Liverpool are set to sign Will Hughes, and Tim Cahill wants a Premier League loan return.

Manchester United duo Anderson and Wilfried Zaha are January loan targets for Fulham and Newcastle, while Gus Poyet wants to sign his son.

The Sun
  • Roy Hodgson last night challenged under-pressure keeper Joe Hart to show he is England’s No 1.
  • Liverpool have won the race to sign Derby midfielder Will Hughes and will complete the deal when the transfer window opens in January.
  • Former Everton ace Tim Cahill wants a Premier League loan now New YorkRed Bulls’ season is over.
  • Derby boss Steve McClaren wants midfielder Jack Cork on loan from Southampton to boost his bid for promotion.
  • Tottenham are eyeing Preston’s teenage midfielder Josh Brownhill.
Daily Express

  • Jack Wilshere believes England must start fighting dirty if they are to compete with the different styles that they will meet in the World Cup finals.
  • Roy Hodgson has challenged England to prove they can stand toe-to-toe with Germany and answer the “massive questions” their arch-rivals will ask of them at Wembley tomorrow.
  • Wayne Rooney feels England will be more suited to the style of play adopted by Germany than they were to Chile.
  • Aston Villa and Newcastle are on red alert over the future of Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is reportedly unsettled at White Hart Lane.
Daily Star
  • Roy Hodgson has urged England to show their bottle and go toe to toe with Germany.
  • Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes England are still a long way short of the level Germany have reached.
  • Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic insists he is happy in Serie A despite reported interest from Premier League sides.
Daily Mirror
  • Roy Hodgson has revealed he nearly became Germany boss.
  • Publishers of Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography have agreed to refund a customer – because so many inaccuracies have been found in the book.
  • Dan Petrescu’s agent confirms that he is ready to plead with Dinamo Moscow bosses in order to push through a move to Crystal Palace.
The Guardian
  • Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari would welcome a return to the Premier League after next year’s World Cup, despite experiencing a challenging time while at Chelsea.
Daily Record
  • Celtic boss Neil Lennon says helping goalkeeper Fraser Forster become an England player is one of his greatest achievements in football.




London Evening Standard
  • Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has revealed that he wants to move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona when he leaves the Emirates.
  • Radamel Falcao hopes he impressed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in Colombia’s 2-0 win against Belgium.
  • Crystal Palace would today not be drawn on reports that they were set to end their long search for a new manager by appointing Dan Petrescu.
  • Eden Hazard believes his countryman and Chelsea team-mate Kevin De Bruyne should leave Stamford Bridge to get regular action ahead of the World Cup 2014.
Manchester Evening News
  • Fulham are interested in taking Anderson on loan from Manchester United.
  • Miralem Pjanic has told Roma he wants to remain at the club for the long term despite reports linking with a move to Manchester United.
  • Wayne Rooney has made it clear that he is still an admirer of Mesut Ozil – even if Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes both opted against signing the German international.
The Chronicle
  • Yoan Gouffran has insisted Newcastle United still have plenty of options in their forward line – and that he’ll play in any position the manager asks.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Newcastle are pondering loaning out Sammy Ameobi as they weigh up a New Year temporary move for long-term target Wilfried Zaha.
  • Gus Poyet is eyeing a January swoop for midfielder son Diego, who is currently on the books of Charlton.
  • Gus Poyet has hinted he will try to launch a January bid to make Ki’s loan move permanent.
Birmingham Mail
  • Shane Long has cast fresh doubt over his West Bromwich Albion future – despite claiming Steve Clarke wants to keep him at The Hawthorns.
Express & Star
  • Villa striker Christian Benteke is set to be ruled out of Belgium’s friendly against Japan – but is expected to face Albion next Monday.
The Sentinel
  • Jurgen Klinsmann has told Geoff Cameron he has done his international career no harm by being converted to a right-back at Stoke.
Newham Recorder
  • Leyton Orient should be allowed to use the Olympic Stadium, peers said, as they branded Government plans to make the most of London’s staging of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as “unconvincing”.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol has made keeper Neil Etheridge available for loan.
South London Press
  • Jerome Thomas has heaped praise on caretaker boss Keith Millen for the changes he has made since assuming control of first-team matters at Crystal Palace.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Swansea City will resist the temptation to rush Michu back from injury in a bid to ensure their talisman is right for the rest of the season.
Nottingham Post
  • Andy Reid’s hamstring injury is not believed to be serious – but Nottingham Forest will still be without two key midfielders for the visit of table-topping Burnley next weekend.
Leicester Mercury
  • Manager Nigel Pearson is not ruling out adding further to his Leicester City squad during the January transfer window.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Ivan Ramis is on the verge of a welcome return to the Wigan Athletic fold.
Evening Gazette
  • Steve Gibson has warned Boro fans that there’s no “magic wand” to solve the club’s problems.
Reading Post
  • Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor has joined fellow Championship side Yeovil Town on a one-month loan deal.
Evening Times
  • Celtic boss Neil Lennon is pining for the resumption of Old Firm hostilities after an enforced ceasefire between the city’s great rivals.
  • Cammy Bell admits it would be a “great achievement” if Rangers could remain unbeaten for the rest of the League One campaign.


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