#TheFootballTalk: All the latest football stories today

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The Times
  • Steven Gerrard believes that England are ready to atone for their humiliating 2010 World Cup defeat by Germany at Wembley this evening.
  • Liverpool will provide a private jet for Luis Suarez to try to ensure that the Uruguay striker returns from international duty in good time for the Merseyside derby.
The Sun
  • Steven Gerrard insists England will not be humiliated by Germany again tonight.
  • Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is tipping himself for an unlikely move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
  • Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud insists he is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice against Ukraine.
  • Dan Petrescu is set to be offered a £1million bonus to keep Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
  • Newcastle must fight off six other top-flight clubs to land Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha on loan.
  • AC Milan are set to move for Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul in January.
  • Chelsea are keeping an eye on Wolfsburg defender Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • Roy Hodgson said yesterday that he was confident Daniel Sturridge was ready to play against Germany tonight and that he would use the Liverpool striker as he saw fit.
Daily Mail

  • Joe Hart returns to England’s starting line-up at Wembley this evening as Roy Hodgson claimed Germany hold no fear for them.
  • Michael Carrick has softened the blow of his injury setback by agreeing a new contract extension with Manchester United.
  • Theo Walcott will make his long-awaited return against Southampton this weekend. The England winger has been missing since mid-September.
Daily Star
  • Eden Hazard has told Chelsea team-mate Kevin De Bruyne to quit Stamford Bridge to save his World Cup dream.
  • Sergio Aguero admits the pressure is on him to keep Manchester City in the title race.
The Guardian
  • Steven Gerrard will lead England out in tonight’s friendly against Germany having insisted the current national team is stronger and better balanced than the side overwhelmed so comprehensively by the Germans in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup.
Daily Mirror
  • Steven Gerrard last night promised there will never be a repeat of England’s World Cup humiliation by Germany.
  • Cardiff City have sent a top club official to Mexico to tie up the signing of Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero.
  • Hull City could take £7million winger Nordin Amrabat off Roberto Mancini’s hands as the Galatasaray manager looks to shift non-Turkish players from his squad.
  • Dan Petrescu’s appointment at Crystal Palace is in doubt as the two sides fail to agree terms.
  • Tottenham will ask FIFA for £1million in compensation over the injury Christian Eriksen sustained on Denmark duty.
Daily Express
  • Dietmar Hamann has mocked the way Andros Townsend has emerged from relative obscurity to become England’s new “saviour”.
  • Ola Toivonen has revealed that he is looking for a new club, with Premier League outfits Newcastle, Fulham and Norwich interested in his services.
Daily Telegraph
  • Steven Gerrard is hoping that a series of special back injections last week will extend his career for at least two seasons after crediting the procedure for his return to top form.
London Evening Standard
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been dropped by France with their World Cup hopes on the line, it was claimed today.
  • Tottenham are assessing Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury amid fears that he could face three months out with ligament damage suffered on international duty.
Manchester Evening News
  • Despite Man City having struggled away from this season, Manuel Pellegrini insists he will not make big changes to his team.
  • Manchester City have been linked with former Man United man Paul Pogba- but they could have had him already, according to Patrick Vieira.
Liverpool Echo
  • Liverpool transfer speculation today suggests the Reds are locked in a six-way battle with several European clubs to sign Olympiakos ace Konstantinos Mitroglou, according to Talk Sport.
  • Everton will flourish as a goalscoring side as the season continues, insists Roberto Martinez.
The Chronicle
  • Newcastle keeper Tim Krul is understood to be on Juve’s list of potential long-term successors to Italy star Gianluigi Buffon.
  • Coventry City boss Steven Pressley has played down talk that he is interested in taking Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana on loan.
  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has vowed to get the best out of striker Jozy Altidore.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Sheff United, Notts County and Wolves are poised to offer Newcastle United’s forgotten man Haris Vuckic a chance to revive his career.
Birmingham Mail
  • Paul Lambert is sweating on the safe return of Christian Benteke ahead of Monday’s derby at West Brom after the Aston Villa striker was hurt on international duty.
  • Marc Albrighton has been backed to play his way back into favour at Aston Villa with the message “he’s definitely a Premier League player”.
Express & Star
  • West Brom favourite Gareth McAuley today saluted Jonas Olsson’s return to form and hailed his partnership with the Swede as the best of his career.
The Sentinel
  • Asmir Begovic was a helpless victim of in-form Sergio Aguero as Bosnia were beaten 2-0 by Argentina in a friendly in St Louis, USA overnight.
  • Charlie Adam has shed two kilos in a bid to turn around his Stoke City career and nail down a regular start.
Newham Recorder
  • Orient are looking to bolster their midfield ranks with the emergency loan signing of Josh Wright from Millwall.
  • West Ham believe Leyton Orient need to hold discussions directly with the London Legacy Development Corporation without involving them if they are to come to a satisfactory solution over the Olympic Stadium.
Fulham Chronicle
  • QPR are willing to give Julio Cesar to moneybags Manchester City for free so Brazil’s number one has a chance of resurrecting his career.
South London Press
  • Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen has denied that Glenn Murray has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee problem.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Swansea City assistant manager Morten Wieghorst says that after a problematic start to his Liberty career, Wilfried Bony is improving physically and will only get better.
The Pink un
  • Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has admitted new Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane was one of his boyhood idols.
Hull Daily Mail
  • HULL have confirmed they will send a strong and experienced side, including Danny Graham, to face Blackburn Rovers in tonight’s Premier League Under-21s Cup.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has hailed the impact of forgotten men Michael Brown and Danny Pugh – and says his door remains open to all of his squad at Elland Road.
Derby Telegraph
  • Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell are set to return to action for Derby County today.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will have all four of his forwards to choose from by the end of the month – but that will not stop him from trying to snap up a fifth.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Emmerson Boyce reckons Owen Coyle will have a number of selection headaches in the coming weeks at Wigan.
Blackpool Gazette
  • Blackpool are holding their breath over the fitness of goalkeeper Matt Gilks.
The Star
  • Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has demanded his shot-shy midfielders start chipping in with goals as they bid to move away from the League One drop zone.
Huddersfield Examiner
  • Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins is looking forward to having James Vaughan available for Saturday’s big derby at Sheffield Wednesday but insisted: “It’s not just about one player.”
Doncaster Free Press
  • The successor to John Ryan as Doncaster chairman is expected to be crowned today as the club’s board meet for the first time since his resignation.
The Argus
  • Craig Conway is keen to return to Brighton after his loan spell ends next month.
Evening Times
  • Steven Whittaker insists Rangers star Lee Wallace is more than capable of challenging him for the national left-back berth.
The Scotsman
  • Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has raced into the lead as favourite to land the vacant managerial post at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.


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