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DAILY MIRROR

Jose Mourinho last night launched a no-holds-barred attack on Luis Suarez, branding him an "acrobatic swimming pool diver".

Nicolas Anelka could become the first high-profile player banned under new anti-racism rules after his anti-Semitic goal celebration.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out a swoop for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye in January.

Hull boss Steve Bruce remains interested in West Brom striker Shane Long.

Manchester United are preparing to send teenager Nick Powell to Hull City on loan after his success at Championship side Wigan.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants to bring former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne, 25, back to the Premier League - in a loan deal from Hamburg.

THE SUN

QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 20, on loan.

Blackburn want to sign Bradford striker Nahki Wells, 23, with QPR and Wigan also interested in the £3m rated forward.

Jose Mourinho went to war with old mate Brendan Rodgers over "wild" Luis Suarez.

Arsene Wenger hailed his Gunners as the new 'Special Ones'.

Burnley are set to miss out on the loan signing of John Guidetti, with Malaga closing in on the Manchester City striker.

West Ham are hoping to sign Roma striker Marco Borriello on loan.

Chelsea's 16-year-old midfielder Jeremie Boga is wanted on loan by Championship trio Birmingham, Bolton and Charlton.

DAILY MAIL

Nicolas Anelka faces a minimum five-match ban from the FA after producing a goal celebration branded 'disgusting' and 'clearly anti-Semitic'.

Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers were locked in a war of words last night after Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 to stay in the thick of the Barclays Premier League title race.

Ray Wilkins, 57, is to return to Fulham as part of Rene Meulensteen's coaching staff.

Gabriel Obertan's days at Newcastle United may be numbered after the French winger stormed out of St James' Park when he was told he would not be involved in the clash against Arsenal.

Cardiff have not given up on appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their next manager, but are preparing to move for Blackpool chief Paul Ince.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea want to bring former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 32, back to the Premier League after the Spain international snubbed new contract talks at Real Madrid.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole could be set for a move to Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Blues boss Jose Mourinho launched an astonishing attack on Luis Suarez, accusing the Liverpool striker of being an "acrobatic swimming pool" diver.

DAILY STAR

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone despite appointing Tim Sherwood as their head coach on an 18-month contract.

Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers were locked in a war of words last night after Chelsea blew the title race wide open.

Arsene Wenger claims something special is happening at Arsenal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Cardiff City remain determined to appoint Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager but have ruled out a move for ex-England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.

THE TIMES

Jose Mourinho continues to talk up Manchester City as champions elect, but no-one in the Barclays Premier League will rest easy with Chelsea two points off the top at the halfway stage.

THE INDEPENDENT

Jose Mourinho last night claimed that Luis Suarez dived to try to win a penalty against Samuel Eto'o and that it was in the Liverpool striker's "cultural nature" to do anything to win games.

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