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England midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing FA action after making an obscene one-fingered gesture at Manchester City supporters yesterday.

Manchester United are confident Wayne Rooney is ready to begin discussions on a new four-year contract worth a staggering £50million - as David Moyes prepares to wield the axe in a bid to ignite their Premier League season.

Meanwhile, United winger Ashley Young could move back to Aston Villa in January with a number of players set to leave Old Trafford.

Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are all in pursuit of Schalke star Julian Draxler.

Everton have protected their interests in Ross Barkley by getting the England starlet to agree a new deal.

DAILY STAR

Arsenal went into meltdown yesterday after being thrashed 6-3 at The Etihad. Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is wanted by Manchester giants United and City.

Meanwhile, United boss David Moyes is confident he will make a major signing next summer after revealing: "The money's definitely there to do it."

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident in-form striker Luis Suarez will not repeat his want-away act next summer.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Manchester United boss David Moyes is preparing to start spending in January, with moves for Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi and Roma's Dutch star Kevin Strootman.

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is facing a one-match ban after making an abusive gesture to taunting Manchester City fans during the Gunners' 6-3 defeat yesterday.

Inter Milan have held talks with Chelsea about Jose Mourinho's interest in attacking midfielder Fredy Guarin.

Michu has put Europe's top clubs on red alert after admitting he wants to play at the highest level, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus all linked with the Swansea City frontman.

THE PEOPLE

Jack Wilshere faces an FA ban after giving Manchester City fans a one-fingered salute at the Etihad.

Wayne Rooney has piled pressure on David Moyes and his Manchester United team-mates by insisting: We simply cannot lose against Aston Villa.

Jose Mourinho is set to deliver a blow to David Moyes by signing Fredy Guarin from Inter Milan ahead of him.

Manchester United are on the trail of AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata.

Ajax are trying to sign Thomas Ince - who could move to Holland, only entitling Blackpool to minor compensation.

David Moyes says Manchester United will make at least one stellar signing next summer.

Manchester United will step up their pursuit of Alex Teixeira of Shakhtar Donetsk if they fail to get Kevin Strootman.

Luis Suarez is ready to discuss a new contract with Liverpool.

Newcastle are leading the chase for Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov.

Fulham's 16-year-old starlet Patrick Roberts is set to reject a number of clubs including Manchester United, and sign his first pro deal at Fulham.

Blackburn Rovers are set to hand a new deal to striker Jordan Rhodes, which could take him to £50,000-a-week.

Sunderland are considering a move for former England left-back Wayne Bridge.

Middlesbrough could be about to cash in on skipper Rhys Williams.

Everton are unlikely to re-sign Landon Donovan on loan after Bruce Arena refused to sanction a possible loan from Los Angeles Galaxy.

Everton believe they can hang on to Leighton Baines in January which could see Manchester United turn to Luke Shaw.

THE SUN

David Moyes has vowed to spend big next month to make up for missing out on world record £86million Gareth Bale.

Jack Wilshere faces an FA ban as Arsenal's season plunged into chaos.

Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov, 28, could be heading back to Italy with Inter Milan after failing to hold down a first-team place under Manuel Pellegrini.

Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong is being offered to Championship clubs after being told he can leave the club.

Derek Boateng is ready to quit Fulham in order to preserve his World Cup hopes.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Arsenal lost the plot and went into meltdown as they were blown apart at Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Arsenal Wenger will sign a new contract at Arsenal in the next month.

Liverpool and Arsenal are among five Premier League sides chasing £12million-rated Hoffenheim winger Kevin Volland.

Defender John Terry, 33, is set for a new one-year contract at Chelsea after impressing boss Jose Mourinho.

THE OBSERVER

West Brom sacked their head coach Steve Clarke last night after a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff that was the Premier League club's fourth in a row and left them in 16th place.

Arsene Wenger hit out at the referee, Martin Atkinson, after a 6-3 defeat that he claimed flattered Manchester City, arguing that a penalty decision and a couple of offsides that went against Arsenal affected the result in consigning them to their third league defeat of the season.

THE INDEPENDENT

Arsene Wenger watched his side concede six goals to a rampant Manchester City but insisted that Manuel Pellegrini's side are not unbeatable and "no better than Everton and Southampton".

David Moyes intends to mount a desperate attempt to kick-start Manchester United's faltering season in next month's transfer window after revealing he has huge funds available.

SUNDAY TIMES

West Bromwich Albion sacked their head coach, Steve Clarke, last night after a run of four straight defeats in the Premier League and six matches without a win.

Manchester United have finally begun moves to entice Wayne Rooney to the negotiating table for talks on a new contract.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Manchester City yesterday blew away Premier League leaders Arsenal in another exhilarating display of attacking football which opened wide the title race.

Wayne Rooney has spoken of his "hurt" at Manchester United's dismal form and urged the team to pull themselves together.

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