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Paper Talk: Mario wants Mourinho reunion

Mario Balotelli wants to join Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, while Real Madrid will offer £20m plus Karim Benzema to Liverpool for Luis Suarez.

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Mario Balotelli: Reportedly wants to work again with Mourinho

Mario Balotelli: Reportedly wants to work again with Mourinho

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso on a free transfer next summer from former club Real Madrid.

Southampton are ready to keep it in the family by snapping up Victor Wanyama's brother - Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga, 26, in January.

Wales coach Chris Coleman has emerged as a contender to be the new manager of Crystal Palace, for whom played nearly 200 games in the 1990s, after the Londoners went cool on initial first choice Tony Pulis.

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer wants striker Craig Davies from Bolton as cover for the suspended DJ Campbell.

Juan Mata sent out a glorious message to Jose Mourinho as the Blues boss extended his personal hoodoo over Arsene Wenger.

Grovelling Sepp Blatter has apologised to Cristiano Ronaldo after being caught lampooning him.

THE SUN

Controversial striker Mario Balotelli wants to be reunited with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea after playing for the "Special One" at Inter Milan.

Meanwhile, England left-back Ashley Cole wants to sign a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 25, has hinted he is ready to pen a new deal after claiming he wants to spend the next decade at the Etihad.

League One side Wolves have taken former Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara, 27, off the transfer list.

Reading could make a January swoop for 24-year-old Rotherham United midfielder Ben Pringle.

DAILY STAR

Real Madrid are plotting a January move for striker Luis Suarez by offering Liverpool £20m plus French international forward Karim Benzema.

Celtic and Everton are on alert after Spartak Moscow revealed they will listen to offers for 27-year-old Irish winger Aiden McGeady.

DAILY MAIL

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sepp Blatter have been caught up in an extraordinary spat after the FIFA president claimed to prefer Lionel Messi in a speech to the Oxford Union.

Liverpool and Spurs are in the running for Basel winger Mohamed Salah, 21, but the Swiss club are likely to demand £15m for him in January.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are maintaining their interest in Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, 31, who is on loan in Italy with Napoli.

Chelsea will battle it out with Real Sociedad to sign Real Madrid's 31-year-old former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso in January.

Turkish giants Galatasaray are set to make a bid for Southampton star Gaston Ramirez.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suffered a set-back in his rehabilitation from a groin injury and could miss a further three matches.

Martin O'Neill, 61, has emerged as a shock contender to replace Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace boss.

Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan is talking to Nottingham Forest about a loan move, but is also wanted by Blackpool.

DAILY EXPRESS

Alan Pardew has put his Newcastle squad through a crash course in anger management in a bid to banish their derby blues.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, could be reunited with his former Inter boss Jose Mourinho in a shock move to Chelsea.

Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet believes the Reds have the squad this season to maintain their fine start to the campaign.

Championship side Blackpool hope to seal a loan move for Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan, 30, who is also wanted by Nottingham Forest, QPR, Leicester City and Derby County.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United finally remembered why they spent £15million on Wilfried Zaha and were reminded once more why Adnan Januzaj is the most exciting forward to have emerged from their academy since Paul Scholes as they breezed past Norwich City.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones is fighting to save his job and could be sacked if his side fail to beat Reading on Saturday.

David Beckham has decided to try and set up an MLS team in Miami.

THE TIMES

UEFA will decide today whether to punish CSKA Moscow over their supporters' alleged racist abuse of Yaya Toure during the Champions League tie against Manchester City last week.

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reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

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