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Manchester United are willing to break the bank to keep Wayne Rooney, while Yaya Toure has urged Lionel Messi to join him at Manchester City.

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Wayne Rooney: Will be offered new Manchester United contract

Wayne Rooney: Will be offered new Manchester United contract

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Jose Mourinho says he does not regret his previous fall-out with Arsene Wenger when he infamously described the Arsenal manager as a 'voyeur', insisting their rivalry is no personal.

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has ruled out combining the Oranje job with a role at Tottenham, but hinted that he would welcome the challenge of taking over at White Hart Lane.

Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin says he is aware of Chelsea's interest in signing him next month, but would rather stay at the Italian club.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United are willing to break the bank to keep Wayne Rooney, who has been praised by his manager David Moyes yet again.

Marouane Fellaini will be out until February at the earliest after having an operation to repair damage to his wrist.

Yaya Toure has joined Sergio Aguero in urging Lionel Messi to join Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini has defended City's away and defensive records as the 2012 champions' bid to regain the Premier League title gathers pace.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Everton have the stamina to remain in contention for the Champions League throughout the rest of the season, says Seamus Coleman.

Brendan Rodgers believes that Luis Suarez is capable of setting a new Premier League scoring record - even though he will play at least 10 games less than Alan Shearer and Andy Cole who set the 34-goal benchmark when top-flight teams played in a 42-match campaign.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew has revealed that Newcastle United's January transfer targets will be whittled down during a "transfer committee" meeting.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew says Newcastle United are prepared to make a "key signing" in January - if the price is right.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Vito Mannone insists Sunderland must not throw in the towel in the fight for survival, despite their failure to beat Norwich City.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

The Wolverhampton Wanderers board will back Kenny Jackett's plans to bring in fresh blood in January. A move for 40-year-old striker Kevin Phillips is in the pipeline with the player set to negotiate his release from Crystal Palace.

EXPRESS & STAR

Spanish coach Pepe Mel today emerged as a contender to be Albion's new head coach - but caretaker boss Keith Downing looks set to take charge over Christmas.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today eased injury fears over Christian Benteke and insisted the striker will be back to his best.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City will not try to remove Peter Crouch from their wage bill next month to help finance their on-going pursuit of Hanover striker Mame Biram Diouf.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Sam Allardyce admits West Ham United's Premier League survival bid will be a "Long haul" after the Hammers lost 3-1 at Manchester United to be left just above the drop zone.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Kieran Richardson reckons Fulham's festive fixtures could make or break their season.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City are facing crunch-time over Michu amid fears that the Spanish international frontman could be out for three months.

WALES ONLINE

Cardiff City defender Ben Turner stressed his belief that Malky Mackay should stay when he said: "I've loved every minute playing under him - he's doing a fantastic job."

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton knows the real value of a hard-fought point in a goalless draw at Sunderland will come by beating Fulham at Carrow Road on Boxing Day.

THE DAILY ECHO

James Ward-Prowse admits that Saints are missing the winning feeling, but he is certain the players possess the mental strength to overcome the adversity they are currently facing.

Mauricio Pochettino declined to confirm why Dani Osvaldo was missing from the Saints squad to face Tottenham yesterday.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City captain Curtis Davies has heaped praise on the "fantastic" Jake Livermore after the midfielder's second goal of the season helped earn a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Uwe Rosler insists the Championship play-offs are 'achievable' after seeing Wigan Athletic continue their 100 per cent record under his stewardship.

READING POST

Reading could be set for a Middle Eastern cash boost as investors from Oman eye Anton Zingarevich's majority share in the club.

Absent owner Anton Zingarevich is still committed to Reading according to Sir John Madejksi. But the Royals' chairman admits that the Russian's future at the club 'depends on circumstances' amid speculation that new investment is imminent.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic have bid sayonara to Hiroki Yamada - but only for the holidays.

Neil Lennon admits Celtic will look to cash in on Joe Ledley and Georgios Samaras next month - if the pair still haven't agreed new deals.

Ally McCoist today admitted he has been surprised his record-breaking Rangers side has performed so well this season.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic have been linked with January moves for AZ Alkmaar midfielder Markus Henriksen and Dundee United ace Stuart Armstrong.

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uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

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amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

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