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Manchester City will make a £30m move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala in January and Lewis Holtby believes he still has a future at Spurs.

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Eliaquim Mangala: A £30million target for Man City

Eliaquim Mangala: A £30million target for Man City

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THE SUN

Arsenal are reopening £15million contract talks with Arsene Wenger - and are hoping a £40m January transfer fund will persuade him to sign.

Wayne Rooney's head injury was so bad he could actually touch his skull.

Gervinho has blamed Arsene Wenger for turning his Arsenal career into a nightmare.

Philippe Senderos has vowed to quit Fulham in January unless he gets a first-team recall.

John O'Shea has no problem with Paolo Di Canio - despite being publically slammed by his boss.

Chelsea new boy Willian has told Tottenham: You were just a back-up option.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Manchester United's failure to land a marquee signing for manager David Moyes has not gone down well with the club's American owners.

Qatar's status as 2022 World Cup hosts has been challenged by former FA chairman David Bernstein.

Arsenal will re-open contract talks with manager Arsene Wenger and will be given £40million to spend in January.

Chelsea's decision to send six players on loan to Vitesse Arnhem is set to spark a debate within Dutch football.

Premier League clubs have now spent almost £3billion in transfer fees since 2008 - a figure that comfortably dwarfs the sums spent in every other major European league.

Michael Laudrup and Gus Poyet are among a list of managers drawn up by Portuguese club Benfica.

THE PEOPLE

Damien Comolli has hit back at FA chairman Greg Dyke, claiming English football needs to get its own house in order before blaming foreign players.

Roy Hodgson has backed Rickie Lambert to lead England's line against Ukraine.

Ukraine skipper Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has labelled England a bunch of also-rans.

England U-21 boss Gareth Southgate has vowed to help Wilfried Zaha get his season back on track.

Jack Butland will take a step down from Premier League football to save his World Cup dream.

Sven Goran Eriksson could be heading to Sheffield United thanks to a member of Arab royalty - seven years after a fake Sheikh cost him the England job.

Antonio Valencia's bid for a new deal is being held up by Manchester United's stand-off with Wayne Rooney.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor will have to stay at Tottenham for the rest of the year.

Newcastle misfit Dan Gosling is wanted on loan by Reading.

Manchester City have won the race to sign highly-rated American Danny Barbir, 15.

Nottingham Forest will make a new bid for Hull striker Matty Fryatt when the window reopens.

Aston Villa outcast Alan Hutton will open talks over a loan move to Blackpool this week.

SUNDAY STAR

Roy Hodgson has given his England stars the perfect recipe to reach Rio: Play like Steven Gerrard.

Manchester City will make a £30m move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala as soon as the transfer window opens in January.

Portsmouth's new ownders must pay out nearly £7million in wages to players who have long since left the club.

Victor Anichebe says David Moyes' exit to Manchester United helped convince him to leave Everton.

Phil Jones has defended the coaching style of new Manchester United boss David Moyes.

Paul Ince will be his son Tom's guiding light this season - to help him finally decide where his future will be after Blackpool.

Billy Sharp has been priced out of the chance to kick-start his career after being made a Southampton outcast.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

The Football Association turned down the chance to interview Pep Guardiola for the England manager's job last year, appointing Roy Hodgson instead having made a policy decision to hire an English manager.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

England boss Roy Hodgson has called for "half a dozen Steven Gerrards" to help ensure the Three Lions are Brazil-bound for next summer's World Cup finals.

Gareth Southgate has quickly dismissed suggestions that as England's new England under-21 manager he is in pole position to eventually become Roy Hodgson's successor.

Lewis Holtby believes he still has a big future with Tottenham despite the club buying five new midfielders.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has come under fire from the Toon Army for not spending a single penny in the transfer window.

Manchester United boss David Moyes is determined to push through a revamp of his Old Trafford scouting network after being frustrated in the transfer window.

THE INDEPENDENT

Pep Guardiola sought an interview for the England manager's job last year but the Football Association did not take up the opportunity as they wanted to appoint an Englishman.

THE TIMES

Roy Hodgson will put his faith in Rickie Lambert and decline to call up another striker, despite Daniel Sturridge being ruled out of England's crunch World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on Tuesday.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Roy Hodgson will not "panic" and call up any replacements despite the striker crisis facing England ahead of Tuesday's crunch World Cup qualifier away to Ukraine and instead keep faith with Rickie Lambert.

Manchester United want Wayne Rooney to sign a new contract keeping him at the club "well into his thirties".

THE OBSERVER

England will travel to the Ukraine on Sunday without the injured Daniel Sturridge after the Liverpool striker was forced out of Tuesday's critical World Cup qualifier having failed to recover sufficiently from a thigh strain.

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