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Everton are preparing a move for Aiden McGeady, Sergio Aguero wants to stay at Man City and Spurs have put a £6.5m price tag on Jermain Defoe.

Man United are now leading the chase for Will Hughes, Aston Villa want Kevin De Bruyne and Man City’s Lionel Messi bid has suffered a setback.

Daily Mirror

  • West Ham could be set to move for former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan from Brazilian club Internacional.
  • Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland he could walk if he doesn’t get final say on transfers.
  • Sergio Aguero has dismissed links with Real Madrid as the striker says he is enjoying life at Man City.
  • Crystal Palace and Tony Pulis are still to agree a deal as talks with ex-Stoke boss stall.
  • Everton are preparing a January move for Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady.
  • West Brom starlet Saido Berahino is in talks with the club over his future and looks set to earn a bumper new deal.
  • Gaston Ramirez has demanded Southampton showdown talks as Inter Milan and Napoli wait in wings.
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called for an end to speculation surrounding Will Hughes.
  • Cardiff City are eyeing Hugo Vieira in January in order to boost their striking options.
The Sun

  • Tony Pulis is expected to be unveiled as Crystal Palace manager today.
  • Santi Cazorla insists he’s enjoying life at the top with Arsenal.
  • Anderson is happy to bide time at Manchester United – but has warned he can’t wait forever.
  • Saido Berahino is set to sign a new contract ahead of the derby against Aston Villa.
  • Andros Townsend is under orders from Roy Hodgson to stay fearless.
  • Southampton defender Jose Fonte is wanted by Besiktas.
  • Doncaster have taken former West Brom defender Abdoulaye Meite.
  • Man Utd youngster Will Keane will join Nick Powell on loan at Wigan when he is fit.
  • Abdisalam Ibrahim will hold talks with Man City this week over his future.
  • Derby will bid for Tranmere winger Jake Kirby.
  • Gus Poyet is on a collision course with Roberto De Fanti over transfer targets.
  • Swansea boss Michael Laudrup wants referees to be able to say sorry if they make a mistake.
The Times

  • Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says he was happy to stick to his principles and honour his Reds contract despite interest from Barcelona.
  • Tottenham have placed a £6.5m price tag on Jermain Defoe.
  • The FA will contact Premier League clubs to ask them not to take England players on end-of-season tours in the build-up to the World Cup.
Daily Mail

  • Gus Poyet has threatened to walk out on Sunderland unless he has control over the club’s transfer dealings.
  • Gary Bowyer has insisted Blackburn Rovers’ owners have put together a plan West Bromwich Albion have confirmed they will open talks with Steve Clarke in the new year regarding a new contract at the club.
  • Mo Diame wants to open talks with West Ham over a new contract that will see him at the club for their move into the Olympic Stadium in 2016.
Daily Star

  • Sergio Aguero has told Real Madrid bosses to forget about signing him and look elsewhere because he has no intention of leaving Manchester City.
  • Keith Millen has been edged closer to the Crystal Palace exit – but still has no idea who will push him through it.
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke is desperate to avoid losing Shane Long in January.
  • Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is not looking to move away from AC Milan in January despite interest from Chelsea.
  • Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic have agreed new contracts at Manchester United
  • Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool are not ready to make a bid for Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United target Will Hughes.
  • Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland he will walk out if he doesn’t get his own way over player recruitment.
  • Brendan Rodgers has taken a swipe at Roy Hodgson for risking the fitness of Daniel Sturridge.
  • Steve Bruce fears Sunderland will recall Danny Graham in January in a bid to drag Hull into a relegation scrap.
  • Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is out for two weeks with a toe injury.
  • Bournemouth want Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham.
  • Striker Federico Macheda has rejoined Doncaster on loan from Man Utd.
  • Birmingham have signed Hull striker Aaron Mclean on loan until January.
  • Fleetwood have signed Blackpool’s Nathan Tyson on loan.
Daily Express

  • Chelsea are ready to bid for Monaco’s 27-year-old Colombian striker Radamel Falcao in January but will face competition from Real Madrid.
  • Anderson admits he will have to quit Manchester United for the sake of his career.
  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has threatened to resign unless he gets his own way over player recruitment at the Stadium of Light.
  • Sergio Aguero has dismissed reports that he wants to quit Manchester City and return to La Liga.
  • West Brom will end speculation about manager Steve Clarke’s future by opening talks about a new contract in the new year.


London Evening Standard

  • Lionel Messi has pledged to finish his career at Barcelona.
  • Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has been impressed by Arsenal this season and believes the Barclays Premier League leaders can sustain their title challenge.
  • Adel Taarabt did not know much about Rene Meulensteen before his appointment at Fulham, but is loving life under the “unbelievable” new head coach.
  • Sandro has already thought about quitting once this year and that experience has taught him not to give up on Tottenham’s season now.
Manchester Evening News

  • Michael Carrick has agreed a one-year extension to his current deal, with the option for another year.
  • Rumoured Manchester United target Will Hughes could be up for grabs after rivals Liverpool said they are not in for the player.
  • Manuel Pellegrini was impressed by Joe Hart’s performance for England in midweek – but will not say when he might recall the goalkeeper to his Manchester City side.
  • Lionel Messi has pledged his future to Barcelona – meaning any hopes Manchester City had of signing him look doomed to failure.
Liverpool Echo

  • Duncan Ferguson reckons big Belgian Romelu Lukaku can do damage to Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Liverpool FC boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to hand Jon Flanagan his derby debut against Everton on Saturday.
  • Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe is wanted on loan by Steve McClaren’s Derby County.
The Chronicle

  • Ruel Fox believes there will be an inevitable scramble for Newcastle United’s top scorer Loic Remy next summer – but he has backed the former Marseille star to keep getting better at Newcastle United.
Newcastle and Sunderland

  • Sunderland coach Gustavo Poyet is “excited” about the next transfer window, when he can see how good his working relationship with Roberto Di Fanti is.
  • Newcastle United are sailing close to their manager’s expectations – but are not quite where Alan Pardew wants them to be.
Sunderland Echo

  • Former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce admits he’s concerned that the Black Cats could bring a premature end to Danny Graham’s loan spell at Hull City.
Birmingham Mail

  • Andi Weimann has warned West Bromwich Albion that Aston Villa have a steely determination to succeed this season, ahead of Monday night’s derby at The Hawthorns.
  • West Brom are keen to start discussions with Steve Clarke in January, with a view to extending his deal beyond next summer
Express & Star

  • Wolves are prepared to loan out long-serving promotion stalwarts Kevin Foley and George Elokobi.
  • Aston Villa are one of several clubs eyeing Chelsea’s Belgian midfielderKevin De Bruyne, 22. However, Villa face competition from clubs including Athletico Madrid.
The Sentinel

  • Crewe Alexandra have signed Fulham goalkeeper Neil Etheridge on loan until January.
Newham Recorder

  • Ravel Morrison needs to keep improving for West Ham before he can think about making the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
  • Andros Townsend intends to follow the advice of England manager Roy Hodgson and look to drive Tottenham on towards the top of the Premier League and book his place at the World Cup.
  • Manager Arsene Wenger believes the return of Theo Walcott will bring a new dimension and balance to the Arsenal attack.
Fulham Chronicle

  • Joey Barton star says his upturn in fortunes at Loftus Road is down to QPR’s loyal fans.
  • Kieran Richardson insists he’s finally over his injury nightmare and is ready to make Fulham’s left-back spot his own.
South London Press

  • Keith Millen has admitted that Saturday’s trip to Hull begins a vital sequence of matches in their bid to stay in the Premier League.
South Wales Evening Post

  • Michael Laudrup has called for Premier League referees to be punished for mistakes – and insisted they should explain contentious decisions to the media.
Wales Online

  • Cardiff City star Gary Medel insists he’s learning to control his temper but he’s not going soft.
  • Michael Laudrup has admitted he will look to add one more to his Swansea City squad come the January transfer window after chairman Huw Jenkins’ claims they are ready to make a New Year swoop for Tom Ince.
The Pink un

  • Chris Hughton has no fears his Swedish international duo Johan Elmander and Martin Olsson will be ready for Premier League duty against Newcastle after the crushing blow of their World Cup exit.
The Daily Echo

  • Arsene Wenger has described Southampton’s defensive record this season as “remarkable”.
Hull Daily Mail

  • Steve Bruce insists there is no prospect of Hull City cashing in on Sone Aluko during the January transfer window – even if the sidelined forward fails to agree a new contract.
Yorkshire Evening Post

  • Paddy Kenny says United is a better place on and off the field this season and Is hoping to extend his career at the club.
  • Brian McDermott said he was untouched by speculation about ownership changes at Leeds United as he looked forward to a welcome game at Elland Road.
Derby Telegraph

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described Derby County star Will Hughes as “wonderful young talent” – but brushed off reports that a deal has already been struck to take the highly-rated midfielder to Anfield.
Nottingham Post

  • Stuart Pearce hopes his Nottingham Forest love affair is not over – and today admitted he hopes to return to the City Ground as manager one day.
Leicester Mercury

  • Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes his players who are in the last year of their contracts will remain fully focused on the promotion push.
The Bolton News

  • Dougie Freedman believes his side have now developed a mental toughness that has been key to their recent form on the road.
Wigan Evening Post

  • Owen Coyle insists Callum McManaman won’t be getting carried away by recent positive comments made by England boss Roy Hodgson.
Evening Gazette

  • Aitor Karanka has a plan for turning around Boro’s fortunes – and he’ll stick to it regardless of early results.
The Star

  • Callum McFadzean could be invited to change international allegiance after it emerged the Scottish Football Association (SFA) have been monitoring his performances for Sheffield United this term.
The Scotsman

  • New Hibernian manager Terry Butcher faces having to watch his side from the stands as a two-game suspension given to him in his previous job is carried over.
  • Charlie Nicholas has told Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown to “grow up” in the wake of another controversy that could have seen the midfielder sent off.
  • Former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is at the top of Inverness’ shortlist for their vacant managerial post.
  • Gabriel Reuben has not done enough to deserve a place in the St Johnstone first team, Allan Johnston has said.
  • Kenny Miller has not ruled out making a move to Rangers for a third spell at the club.


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