Paper Talk: Rio considering retirement

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is considering retiring from football, while Arsenal have lined up another move for Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.

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Rio Ferdinand: Thinking about his future

Rio Ferdinand: Thinking about his future

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THE SUN

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho is plotting a £48million raid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

New Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood admits he is flattered by comparisons to Harry Redknapp.

Manuel Pellegrini insists he will not be afraid to boot out any big-name stars if they mess him about at Manchester City.

Alex Ferguson will face the wrath of Roy Keane next year when his ex-captain hits back with a book of his own.

Pepe Mel is set for more talks with West Brom this week after emerging as the leading contender to be the new Baggies boss.

DAILY STAR

Manchester United are poised to make a January move for Southampton's Adam Lallana, who is rated at around £15m.

Roberto Martinez has ruled out a permanent January deal for Gareth Barry, who is on loan at Everton from Manchester City, saying: "I don't think there is a need."

Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at fixture planners for giving Manchester City a crammed Christmas programme.

John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are being made to sweat over their Chelsea futures.

Tim Sherwood has vowed to turn Tottenham into the Premier League's great entertainers to help land the manager's job full time

DAILY MIRROR

David Moyes will make a £30million raid for Spanish sensation Koke as soon as the transfer window opens next week.

Liverpool are ready to tie down manager Brendan Rodgers with a £2m-per-year contract.

Arsenal are eyeing Standard Liege's Michy Batshuayi and Alvaro Morata as Arsene Wenger searches for striker reinforcements.

Luis Suarez's Liverpool release clause is a staggering £100m or £130m for a Premier League club.

Bacary Sagna, out of contract next summer, is ready to listen to offers from other clubs - in a move which will stun Arsenal. PSG, Monaco and an unknown Turkish club have all been linked with the France right-back.

Manchester United boss David Moyes will let Wilfried Zaha join Cardiff on loan - if his mate Malky Mackay keeps his job. Newcastle, Stoke, old club Crystal Palace and West Brom are also eyeing Zaha.

Tony Pulis has questioned Ian Holloway's decision to break Crystal Palace's transfer record to land striker Dwight Gayle.

DAILY EXPRESS

Roman Abramovich is making John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole sweat over the chance of landing new deals at Chelsea.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Rio Ferdinand is facing the final six months of his Manchester United career as he is set to become a high-profile victim of David Moyes's rebuilding plans at Old Trafford.

THE TIMES

Rio Ferdinand is giving serious consideration to retiring from football at the end of the season as he faces up to the final six months of his career at Manchester United.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United have been warned that David Moyes's main transfer target Marco Reus will cost up to £40m.

Arsenal are ready to move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye again in January but they have been told it will cost £22m.

Arsenal have been quoted a staggering £22million by Newcastle as they prepare a stunning January move for France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

David Sullivan will back West Ham manager Sam Allardyce in the transfer market next month.

Christian Benteke is back on Atletico Madrid's wishlist as the Spanish side brace themselves for bids for Diego Costa.

GUARDIAN

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has agreed to take over the control and management of Bosnian club Sarajevo. Under the deal, Cardiff will exchange players and take part in a football academy.

DAILY RECORD

Georgios Samaras has broken his contract silence to state he'd never cheat Celtic - as Fraser Forster was told he won't be leaving Parkhead in January.

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