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Manchester United will launch an ambitious bid to sign Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund, while Lukas Podolski is set to boost Arsenal.

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Ilkay Gundogan: The subject of an ambitious Manchester United bid

Ilkay Gundogan: The subject of an ambitious Manchester United bid

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Samuel Eto'o admits he has been shocked by the physical nature of English football, but is confident he will be a success at Chelsea.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has given Arsene Wenger a boost after indicating that he is nearing a return to first-team action.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United are ready to move for Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan in January, according to the national press.

Manchester City fans have only seen tantalising glimpses of the Manuel Pellegrini revolution, says James Milner.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Gerard Deulofeu insists he is happy to play a waiting game as he bids to shine for Everton during his loan season.

Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew hopes Papiss Cisse can rediscover his goalscoring touch while on international duty this week.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short has paid tribute to Kevin Ball for minding the shop on Wearside while the search was on for a new boss

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has suggested it was controversial director of football Joe Kinnear who stopped him leaving this summer.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Michael Gray says Gus Poyet is an excellent choice for the job as Sunderland manager.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa fans have been asked if they want a safe standing area at Villa Park.

The potential sale of Birmingham City is unlikely to be a straightforward matter.

Gareth McAuley claims Saido Berahino's injury-hit end to last season has been a major factor for his success this term.

Bakary Sako should return to training within 48 hours as Kenny Jackett called on the winger to be 100 per cent committed to Wolves' promotion push.

EXPRESS & STAR

Chelsea continue to be linked with West Brom's Saido Berahino. The 20-year-old England U21 player has started the season scoring five goals in all competitions.

THE SENTINEL

Asmir Begovic says Stoke must sharpen up at the back to get points on the board while they are still struggling to score goals themselves at the other end of the pitch.

SOUTH LONDON PRESS

Glenn Murray is on schedule for a December return but has ruled out a short-term loan switch to boost his fitness.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Huw Jenkins is looking forward to Michu achieving further success with Swansea City after the forward was selected by Spain.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City fans have been warned they face a five-match ban if they continue to stand during matches.

Swansea City's superstar striker Michu is delighted to have finally won his first call-up to the Spain squad.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton believes Norwich City's new look central midfield trio could hold the key to their Premier League fortunes.

THE DAILY ECHO

Adam Lallana says the current Saints squad is the most confident he has ever been a part of and that there is no team they fear playing.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City's Abdoulaye Faye says the Tigers' solid start to life back in the Premier League is down to the resolve instilled in their defence by manager Steve Bruce.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

United's first team might not be firing, but there are a crop of youngsters waiting for a chance, says Brian McDermott.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Derby County plan to discuss the prime candidates for the position of "technical director" over the next few weeks.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Kenny Jackett admits he cannot rule out a third push from Nottingham Forest to sign Bakary Sako.

Mansfield Town are determined to complete a double in double-quick time over Chesterfield

LEICESTER MERCURY

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will be keeping his fingers crossed that all of his internationals return in one piece after a week of World Cup qualifiers.

Leicester are better equipped this season to bounce back after disappointments, manager Nigel Pearson believes.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Manager Sean Dyche insists Burnley won't get lost in the limelight of being Championship top dogs.

Blackburn Rovers stand-in skipper Grant Hanley has apologised to his manager, team-mates and the club's supporters for his sending off against Wigan.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Flying Wanderers winger Liam Feeney is loving his new lease of life at the Reebok and believes it can get even better now the team has ended its winless streak.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle admits the return of Grant Holt at the weekend was a massive fillip for Wigan Athletic.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Paul Ince's punishment remained unclear after an FA hearing which lasted almost seven hours at Wembley yesterday.

EVENING GAZETTE

George Friend hopes Boro's latest ticket offer will result in a bumper gate to match last season's memorable clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

THE STAR

David Moyes has offered his backing to fellow Scotsman David Weir, who is under pressure at Sheffield United.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Paul Dickov will look to the loan market for cover after James Husband was ruled out for three months.

READING POST

Jake Taylor says the international break has come at a good time for injury plagued Reading.

THE ARGUS

Andrew Crofts has shrugged off a spate of bookings for club and country.

Gus Poyet's appointment as Sunderland manager has been questioned by John Byrne.

IPSWICH STAR

The lack of an away win is not bothering Ipswich Town's players and management.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Cherries star Steve Cook slammed the perpetrator of a coin-throwing incident and said the mindless act "could have finished my career".

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has reassured Teemu Pukki that no-one expected him to be the Finn-ished article when he arrived from Schalke at the end of the transfer window.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers chief executive Craig Mather has flown to South Africa in order to broker a deal with former club director Dave King, paving a way for a return to the club.

Celtic full-back Adam Matthews has been ruled out until the New Year after club doctors confirmed he would require surgery on his shoulder.

Nacho Novo has admitted that he is desperate to play football again as he continues his search for a club.

Stevie May has been told that he will become a better player if he chooses to remain at St Johnstone.

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