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Spurs are set to make an £8m move for Sevilla’s Diego Perotti, Newcastle are eyeing Reading’s Alex McCarthy and West Ham want Nikica Jelavic.

Wojciech Szczesny is targeting a long stay at Arsenal, while Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton is keen to extend his loan spell at Wigan.

Daily Mirror

  • Spurs are set to make an £8m January move for Sevilla midfielder Diego Perotti, 25, after the Argentine expressed a willingness to play in the Premier League.
  • New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is set to make a £6m January move for 23-year-old Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.
  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez is prepared to sell out-of-favour striker Nikica Jelavic, 28 – a target for West Ham – if he can find a suitable replacement.
  • Manchester United and Liverpool scouts were impressed by Dundee United’s 17-year-old midfielder Ryan Gauld _ rated at £6m – after he laid on assists for all four goals in their 4-1 win over Partick Thistle on Saturday.
  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes it is impossible for Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 22, to replicate his stunning debut season.
  • Andre Villas-Boas told his players they should be “ashamed” of themselves after Tottenham’s 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City.
  • David Moyes has warned his Manchester United players that any more defensive lapses will cost them the title.
The Sun

  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was blasted after kicking out at Cardiff’s Jordon Mutch yesterday.
  • Andre Villas-Boas apologised to fans after Spurs’ embarrassing 6-0 thumping at the Etihad.
Daily Star

  • Newcastle will sign Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 23, if they lose Tim Krul, who is being lined by Serie A champions Juventus for a £20m move.
  • Ashamed Andre Villas-Boas apologised after Tottenham were hit for six by Manchester City.
  • Wayne Rooney lost the plot again yesterday, as Manchester United slipped up at Cardiff.
  • Former West Brom and Bolton manager Gary Megson, 54, is ready to end his 21-month exile from management by taking over at League Two Scunthorpe.
Daily Mail

  • QPR midfielder Joey Barton has called the current Manchester United side “easily their worst in Premiership history” following yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.
  • Meanwhile, David Moyes last night leapt to the defence of Wayne Rooney after the United striker was blasted for kicking out at Jordon Mutch.
Daily Express

  • Crystal Palace are poised to join Everton, Sunderland and Cardiff in the chase to sign 22-year-old AIK Stockholm winger Nabil Bahoui, rated at £2.5m.
  • Furious manager Andre Villas-Boas last night apologised to Tottenham fans for a performance that left him “ashamed and embarrassed”.
Daily Telegraph

  • Tottenham Hotspur have kept the back door shut for most of the season but here Manchester City picked the lock deftly and then knocked the door off its hinges for good measure.
The Guardian

  • Andre Villas-Boas has said he and his Tottenham Hotspur players should be “ashamed of ourselves” after the club lost 6-0 at Manchester City, their heaviest defeat in the Premier League since 1996.
  • Everton left-back Leighton Baines limped off in the Merseyside derby and the 28-year-old England left-back is expected to be out until the new year with a broken toe.

  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was fortunate to avoid being shown a straight red card yesterday when he hacked down Jordon Mutch of Cardiff City during the 2-2 draw in the Welsh capital, in which the home side scored a dramatic late equaliser.


London Evening Standard

  • Tottenham’s players will hold an inquest at their training ground to discuss how they can get their season back on track following their humiliating 6-0 loss at Manchester City.
  • Wojciech Szczesny insists he never had any intention of leaving Arsenal and is targeting a long stay at the club.
  • Mark Noble believes the 3-0 defeat at home to Chelsea could signal the end of West Ham’s striker-less experiment.
  • Keith Millen was due to meet new manager Tony Pulis today to find out if he has a future at Crystal Palace after guiding the club to a draw against Everton and Saturday’s 1-0 win at Hull.
Manchester Evening News

  • After featuring in City’s 6-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday, Fernandinho praised manager Manuel Pellegrini’s attacking style.
  • Manchester United have today confirmed that former Reds centre-back Bill Foulkes has died at the age of 81.
Liverpool Echo

  • Steven Gerrard hailed the contribution of teenager Jon Flanagan to Saturday’s derby classic as the skipper admitted Liverpool were ultimately happy to leave Goodison with a point.
  • James McCarthy rued Everton’s inability to hold on against Liverpool but believes they will take comfort from bossing the second half against their city rivals.
The Chronicle

  • Newcastle United striker Loic Remy believes that the Magpies have the “quality” to earn a Champions League place.
Newcastle and Sunderland

  • Alan Pardew admits he has never seen Shola Ameobi play better and has promised the striker an extended run in the side as a reward.
  • Sunderland captain John O’Shea has joined Gustavo Poyet in calling on the Football Association to rescind Wes Brown’s weekend red card.
Sunderland Echo

  • Ki Sung-Yeung hopes to hold off the challenge of the returning Lee Cattermole to remain Sunderland’s midfield linchpin.
Birmingham Mail

  • Paul Lambert admits Christian Benteke was due a barren scoring run – but has warned Albion the striker is capable of repeating his cracking goal from last season’s fixture at any time.
Express & Star

  • Paul Lambert today stoked the derby flames by insisting Villa are still a bigger club than Albion.
  • Boss Steve Clarke today challenged Albion to prolong their reign as Midlands top dogs as they geared up for tonight’s Hawthorns derby against Villa.
The Sentinel

  • Mark Hughes has dropped a heavy hint that Glenn Whelan is in pole position to nail down Stoke City’s problem anchor midfield role.
Newham Recorder

  • Sam Allardyce said he could understand why the West Ham supporters booed their side off at the final whistle after losing 3-0 to London rivals Chelsea at Upton Park.
Fulham Chronicle

  • Martin Jol wants to send Josh Pritchard and Fulham’s other young guns on loan before the emergency window closes later this week.
  • Frank Lampard has conceded that he may now be playing his final season in English football.
South Wales Evening Post

  • Wilfried Bony insists Swansea City will be going all out for victory when Valencia visit the Liberty on Thursday.
Wales Online

  • Peter Whittingham admitted he was surprised that Kim Bo-Kyung was the man to get on the end of his stoppage-time free-kick.
  • Cardiff City fans used the clash with Manchester United to send a warning to owner Vincent Tan not to dare dismiss manager Malky Mackay.
The Pink un

  • Chris Hughton faces a mounting midfield injury crisis ahead of Crystal Palace’s Premier League visit with Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass the latest casualties to emerge from the 2-1 Premier League defeat at Newcastle.
The Daily Echo

  • Mauricio Pochettino was hopeful that both Dejan Lovren and Luke Shaw would be fit to take part in training today.
Hull Daily Mail

  • Hull City boss Steve Bruce has urged supporters to “stay together” after protests against the proposed name change intensified during a damaging 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Yorkshire Evening Post

  • Brian McDermott has revealed that Leeds United are close to agreeing a new contract with Alex Mowatt and says the young midfielder would be well advised to commit his future to the Elland Road club.
Nottingham Post

  • Nottingham Forest fear Chris Cohen could be ruled out for the rest of the season with his knee injury.
Lancashire Telegraph

  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed he has been priced out of one of his loan targets.
Wigan Evening Post

  • Marc Albrighton has declared his intention to extend his stay at Wigan Athletic.
The Star

  • Milan Mandaric wants to give Dave Jones more time to turn around the Owls’ fortunes.
  • Kevin McCabe and his family wrote-off £35m worth of loans to Sheffield United as part of the deal which saw Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad become the League One club’s co-owner earlier this season.
Huddersfield Examiner

  • Huddersfield Town’s Martin Paterson says he and team-mate Adam Clayton have drawn a line under their training-ground bust-up – and are ready to carry on firing Town up the Championship.
Doncaster Free Press

  • Paul Dickov will continue to run the rule over Abdoulaye Meite, with a view to signing the Ivory Coast defender in January.
Evening Times

  • Neil Lennon today insisted he feels no pressure ahead of the crunch Champions League tie against AC Milan.
  • Ally McCoist admits Rangers will have to battle the conditions as well as a fired-up Arbroath if they are to continue their stunning start to the season tonight.
The Scotsman

  • Ajax fans have left a message in support of Celtic fans at the site of clashes before this month’s Champions League game between the sides in Amsterdam.


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