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Paper Talk: Butland set for loan stint

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is reportedly on the verge of a loan move to Barnsley, whilst Gus Poyet claims Sunderland have made approach.

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THE SUN

Andre Villas-Boas says his sacking by Chelsea left him feeling empty.

David Luiz has told Jose Mourinho that he doesn't need to prove himself on the pitch.

Marco van Ginkel could be out for the season while fellow Chelsea midfielder Ramires is struggling to be fit for Saturday's clash at Tottenham.

Roberto Mancini fears Mario Balotelli is trapped in a 'cycle of rage' which could destroy his career.

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland will join Barnsley on loan in a bid to make England's World Cup squad.

Micah Richards wants Roy Hodgson to give him a chance to fill England's problem right-back position.

Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball has got the Black Cats grinning once again and is desperate to improve morale at the club.

Leandro Bacuna insists Aston Villa are not a one-man team and has vowed to prove it with Christian Benteke sidelined for up to six weeks.

DAILY MIRROR

Gus Poyet claims he has been offered the chance to manage Sunderland - but is still waiting nervously for Ellis Short to seal the deal.

At least 50 people have applied for the vacant Republic of Ireland job with Martin O'Neill and Mick McCarthy the chief contenders.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle wants Norwich's unsettled hit man Luciano Becchio to join his push for promotion.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman is making a surprise swoop for 30-year-old midfielder Neil Danns.

Forgotten man Micah Richards has told Roy Hodgson he can be the answer to England's right-back problem while Gary Hooper hopes his Norwich goals can help him gatecrash their World Cup party.

Chelsea youngster Marco van Ginkel is set to miss the rest of the season with torn knee ligaments.

DAILY MAIL

David Luiz claims he has nothing to prove after his shock exclusion from Chelsea's squad for last Saturday's 2-0 victory over Fulham.

The Michael Jackson statue which has stood outside Fulham's Craven Cottage for over two years was removed yesterday.

Gary Hooper is already eyeing an England call-up after getting off the mark for new club Norwich City.

Micah Richards is ready to ditch his dream of being the next John Terry to try to nail down a place as England's right-back at next summer's World Cup finals.

Everton's Shane Duffy is ready to go out on loan and is attracting interest from Derby and Millwall.

Barcelona's Javi Mascherano will miss next week's Champions League trip to Celtic with a hamstring injury.

Hull star Sone Aluko wants to sign a new deal and stay with the club.

DAILY EXPRESS

Gus Poyet is the choice of Sunderland director of football Roberto Di Fanti to put a smile back on the faces of the players - but the Italian will have a job persuading owner Ellis Short.

Aston Villa have reacted to the blow of losing top-scorer Christian Benteke for six weeks by saying they will be OK without him

Striker Sone Aluko is set to sign a new long-term contract at Hull following his stunning winner at Newcastle last week.

Roberto Martinez will scrutinise his Everton squad over the next three months before deciding how to spend the cash left over from this summer's transfer dealings.

Tottenham need to beat Chelsea in Saturday's London derby to prove they are genuine title contenders according to midfielder Lewis Holtby.

DAILY STAR

Juan Mata says he is willing to play anywhere to convince Jose Mourinho he should be back in Chelsea's starting line-up.

Kevin Ball has turned Sunderland into 'Funderland' since picking up the pieces following Paolo Di Canio's botched revolution.

Darren Bent claims Fulham finally have lift-off this season after their Capital One Cup win over Everton.

James Tomkins admits West Ham are starting to fancy their chances of Wembley glory in the Capital One Cup.

Former Reading and Wolves winger Stephen Hunt is training with Ipswich.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

David Luiz turned to God to cope with being axed from Chelsea's squad last weekend.

Gus Poyet has confirmed he is nervously waiting to hear whether his bid to become Sunderland's manager has been successful.

Qatar was last night accused of being the scene of slavery during preparations for the 2022 World Cup in a probe undertaken by The Guardian.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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