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Paper Talk: Rafael could quit United

Manchester United's Rafael is considering a return to Brazil, with Corinthians an option, while Andrea Pirlo could be available in January.

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DAILY MIRROR

Former Spurs winger Gareth Bale flew back from Spain and held talks with Manchester United who had made a £100m bid before the Welshman completed a world record move to Real Madrid.

Chelsea are set to move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, in the January transfer window with big-spending Monaco are also interested in the France central defender.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has joined the £8m chase for Leeds United's 20-year-old right-back Sam Byram, with Manchester City, West Brom and Everton plotting bids in January.

Gus Poyet is set to be offered the Sunderland manager's job, with director of football Roberto De Fanti wanting a young "tracksuit" manager with good man-management skills.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton could face the sack if the Canaries are beaten at Stoke on Sunday.

THE SUN

Manchester United offered over £120m in a desperate bid to prise Gareth Bale away from Real Madrid.

Liverpool and Arsenal are battling it out with Juventus to sign Austria U21 defender Martin Hinterregger who plays for Red Bull Salzburg.

Former England midfielder David Bentley, 29, has suffered another setback after being snubbed by Leeds United as he tries to find a club following his summer exit from Tottenham.

DAILY STAR

Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he expects a lot more 'shockers' this season after Sunday's 4-1 derby defeat at Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Rafael is considering a return to Brazil, with Corinthians a possible destination for the 23-year-old right-back.

Former Birmingham City striker Jake Jervis, 22, is training with League One side Sheffield United.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he needs two new players if he is to win trophies.

Meanwhile, United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs could be alerted by the uncertainty of midfielder Andrea Pirlo's future at Juventus with the 34-year-old potentially being allowed to leave in January.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in line to replace Fatih Terim as Galatasaray manager.

DAILY EXPRESS

David Moyes says Manchester United will suffer further setbacks between now and January until he can finally bring in some high-class signings.

Swansea City outcast Leroy Lita has been banished to train with the club's youngsters.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United failed with a bid for Gareth Bale, according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who also claims his club bought the former Tottenham frontman on the cheap.

Former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has held talks with Sunderland about replacing Paolo Di Canio. Former England boss Steve McClaren and ex-Stoke manager Tony Pulis are also in the race for the job.

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has played down talk of a move for David Bentley who has been a free agent since being released by Spurs.

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