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Chelsea are set to hijack Manchester United's move for Luke Shaw, while Newcastle and West Brom are among the front-runners for Wilfried Zaha.

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Luke Shaw: Chelsea and Manchester United set to battle

Luke Shaw: Chelsea and Manchester United set to battle

THE TIMES

UEFA chief Michel Platini wants the World Cup finals expanded to 40 teams from 2018 to allow more African and Asian countries into the tournament.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has played down criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson after his style of running was ridiculed in the former Manchester United's manager's autobiography.

THE SUN

Arsenal are monitoring Nigeria wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho after his performances at the Under-17 World Cup.

Manchester United's Robin van Persie was involved in two bust-ups with Stoke's Ryan Shawcross during Saturday's win at Old Trafford.

Angry Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini snubbed Jose Mourinho at the end of his side's defeat to Chelsea.

Gus Poyet described Sunderland's win over Newcastle as like a cup final.

Tottenham's Andros Townsend needed oxygen after being knocked out during Sunday's win over Hull City.

Cesc Fabregas has backed Gareth Bale to recover from his El Clasico disappointment and be a star for Real Madrid.

Louis Saha could come out of retirement to move to India's I-League.

Danny Wilson is the favourite to succeed Chris Kiwomya.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini blasted his players after their late defeat to Chelsea.

Alan Pardew admits he faces a testing time as Newcastle boss following Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby defeat to Sunderland.

Robin van Persie had a verbal bust-up with Stoke's Ryan Shawcross following Manchester United's win on Saturday.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is not worried about the prospect of Luis Suarez leaving Anfield in January.

Crystal Palace hope to appoint former Stoke boss Tony Pulis as Ian Holloway's successor this week.

Wigan are lining up a move Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was unhappy with Jose Mourinho's antics after his side's defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas claimed his side had to battle a "difficult atmosphere" during the win over Hull City.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger hailed Olivier Giroud after his display in the win at Crystal Palace.

DAILY STAR

Swansea, Newcastle and West Brom are looking to take Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha on loan in January.

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Basel's 18-year-old defender Michael Goncalves.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes revealed Ryan Shawcross was booked in the dressing room following a scuffle with Manchester United's Robin van Persie.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to publicly back Joe Hart after another error in the defeat to Chelsea.

Gus Poyet was delighted to be the scourge of Newcastle again after guiding Sunderland to victory in the Wear-Tyne derby

DAILY EXPRESS

Southampton starlet Luke Shaw is ready to turn down the lure of Manchester United in favour of a switch to boyhood club Chelsea.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has called on Spurs fans to stop creating a negative atmosphere at White Hart Lane.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart came under fire after his late howler in the defeat to Chelsea.

Robin van Persie was involved in a furious tunnel bust-up with Ryan Shawcross during Manchester United's win over Stoke.

THE GUARDIAN

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini refused to publicly back Joe Hart after his error for Chelsea's winning goal.

THE INDEPENDENT

Joe Hart's difficult season plunged to new depths after his mix-up allowed Chelsea to score a late winner at Stamford Bridge.

Southampton's Dejan Lovren can see no reason why they cannot qualify for Europe this season.

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