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David Villa in action for Barcelona.
David Villa in action for Barcelona.
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leicester, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Birmingham and Middlesbrough

Liverpool are being linked with Spanish striker David Villa amid rumours he has fallen out with star team-mate Lionel Messi at Barcelona.


Lille forward Eden Hazard is set to turn down Chelsea and Arsenal in favour of a move to his dream club, Real Madrid.

Birmingham want to take Newcastle striker Nile Ranger, 20, on loan.

Middlesbrough are hoping to secure Coventry striker Lukas Jutkiewicz on loan, with a view to a permanent move in the region of £1.75m.

Under-fire Blackburn boss Steve Kean has reportedly signed a new and improved contract to stay at the Ewood Park helm.

England coach Fabio Capello has telephoned Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand to tell him he is still part of his plans and that he will go to Euro 2012.

Hull want Milton Keynes Dons boss Karl Robinson as their new manager if Nigel Pearson is appointed at Leicester.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits he finds it impossible to understand manager Kenny Dalglish’s broad Glaswegian accent, but says he wants to stay at Anfield after his current five-year deal expires.

Daily Mirror

Manchester United are thought to be prepared to sell captain Nemanja Vidic in the summer, with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believed to be keen to sign the centre-back.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal are among a host of clubs keen to sign 17-year-old Michael Chambers, a 6ft 2ins centre-back currently playing for Ryman Division One South leaders Dulwich Hamlet.

Manchester United coach Warren Joyce, 46, is also a contender to replace Pearson at Hull.

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely is likely to join Michael Appleton at Portsmouth, if the Baggies coach is named as the new manager at Fratton Park.

Daily Mail

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell is ready to launch another bid for Doncaster striker Billy Sharp in January, after having a £2.3m offer rejected in the summer.

Blackburn’s former Barcelona forward Ruben Rochina, 20, claims swapping the Nou Camp for Ewood Park has made him a better player.

Daily Star

Manchester City will fine Carlos Tevez £600,000 for missing training and returning to Argentina without permission and could sack the Argentine striker, 27, if he does not return to Manchester quickly.

The Sun

Tevez insists he tried to contact City manager Roberto Mancini at least 10 times to ask for his permission to return to Argentina.

The Independent