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Liverpool duo Glenn Johnson and Daniel Sturridge could return to action against Swansea, whilst Chris Coleman is set to earn new Wales deal.

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Daniel Sturridge: In line for return against Swansea

Daniel Sturridge: In line for return against Swansea

THE SUN

England manager Roy Hodgson has hit back at Gary Lineker.

Mesut Ozil is in line for a shock start for Arsenal at Sunderland on Saturday.

Stuart Pearce has been blasted by the FA for claiming players did not want to turn out for the England Under-21s.

Glen Johnson may be back in half the time Liverpool first feared.

Wales will still offer Chris Coleman a two-year deal despite a disastrous couple of weeks.

Shay Given insists he still has a Premier League future despite dropping to third in the Aston Villa pecking order.

DAILY MIRROR

Gary Lineker last night backtracked over his England criticism and insisted Roy Hodgson was doing a good job.

Gareth Bale met Cristiano Ronaldo when he turned up for his first day with Real Madrid yesterday.

James McCarthy wants to see Roy Keane succeed Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic of Ireland manager.

Chris Coleman is still in line for a new contract as Wales manager despite fans wanting him sacked.

Steve Clarke is keen to see Shane Long pledge his future to West Brom and sign a new contract - just over a week after trying to sell him.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has made Craig Conway, Simon Lappin, Filip Kiss and Etien Velikonja available for loan.

DAILY STAR

Daniel Sturridge is on course to play for Liverpool on Monday - despite pulling out of the England squad.

England boss Roy Hodgson has accused Gary Lineker of having a selective memory.

Roberto Carlos has warned Chelsea they have signed a selfish control freak in Samuel Eto'o.

Martin O'Neill is the firm favourite for the Republic of Ireland job after Giovanni Trapattoni was sacked.

DAILY MAIL

Gary Lineker is willing to sit on FA chairman Greg Dyke's crisis commission into the state of English football after smoothing over relations with England manager Roy Hodgson.

Martin O'Neill will be offered the Republic of Ireland job in the next 48 hours and the former Sunderland manager is ready to discuss terms.

DAILY EXPRESS

Roy Hodgson's fractious relationship with Gary Lineker threatens to become further strained after he accused the former England striker of having a selective memory.

Gareth Bale refused the services of a bodyguard while he is away with Wales on international duty.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is demanding a written apology from Stuart Pearce after being left furious following claims that he lacked the commitment to play in the European Under-21 Championship this summer.

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lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

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