Club make sensational £10-a-year offer to striker

Chelsea's Didier Drogba
Chelsea's Didier Drogba

WE take a look around the papers for the latest from Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Liverpool, West Ham United, Manchester United, Bolton Wanderers, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City.

DAILY MAIL: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba looks set to be offered a £10m-a-year contract to join Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in January.

Liverpool are believed to have beaten Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signature of Milton Keynes Dons and England Under-16 midfielder Oluwaseyi Ojo, who is only 14 years old.

The Government led calls for Sepp Blatter to resign last night as one of FIFA’s leading backers said they are reviewing their sponsorship over the president’s comments about racism. Also: Sir Clive Woodward last night ruled himself out of a return as England manager-head coach, eight years after he guided the national team to World Cup glory.

THE GUARDIAN: FIFA’s president, Sepp Blatter, yesterday became embroiled in a fresh row with the Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand amid trenchant calls for the Swiss to resign over his claims that racism on the football pitch is not an issue and can be settled with a handshake. Also: Patrice Evra, the Manchester United defender at the centre of the Luis Suarez racism case, has been accused of over-reacting and “crying like a baby” in an astonishing attack by Gus Poyet, a friend of the Liverpool striker.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Queens Park Rangers are planning a £2m bid for Fulham striker Andrew Johnson in the January transfer window.

Sepp Blatter became embroiled in an extraordinary internet row with former England captain Rio Ferdinand yesterday, as outrage over the FIFA president’s remarks about racism in football intensified. Also: Liverpool rallied around under-fire striker Luis Suarez last night as they vowed to prove his innocence of racism charges.

DAILY STAR: Desperate Liverpool star Luis Suarez has called in the help of his own government in his fight against allegations of racism. Also: Shameless Sepp Blatter yesterday attempted to rewrite history in a bid to defuse the race row he ignited.

DAILY MIRROR: Colorado Rapids and United States international midfielder Jeff Larentowicz is training with Bolton.

QPR boss Neil Warnock is lining up a £3m move for West Ham’s England Under-21 defender James Tomkins.

Sepp Blatter brushed off increasing pressure for him to quit as FIFA president last night despite being told he’s “embarrassing” football. Also: Brighton boss Gus Poyet last night branded Patrice Evra a cry-baby for complaining about alleged racist comments made by Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

THE SUN: Manager Owen Coyle says he would like to work with England defender Gary Cahill, linked with Arsenal and Tottenham for as long as possible but admits the situation could be taken out of his hands

England’s brave football bosses stuck the boot into shambolic Sepp Blatter last night - unlike Europe’s cowardly soccer chiefs. Also: Fernando Torres says Liverpool turned Kop fans against him when he was sold to Chelsea.

DAILY EXPRESS: Sepp Blatter’s future as president of FIFA appears to be in the hands of an anti-apartheid campaigner after calls for his head from all levels of sport. Also: Jonas Gutierrez has pleaded with his friend Carlos Tevez to return to Manchester City immediately and resolve his differences or leave the club.

THE TIMES: The fallout from England’s ill-fated rugby union World Cup campaign is continuing unabated with the news that Manu Tuilagi will face further disciplinary action as a result of events during their blighted stay in New Zealand.

THE INDEPENDENT: Luis Suarez has only himself to blame for the racism charge he now faces because he failed to apologise for, or personally explain, the Spanish slang which he claims has been the cause of the anger felt by Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, the Kick It Out organisation said last night. Also: Wayne Rooney and Fabio Capello will both attend the England striker’s appeal hearing against his three-match UEFA ban in person on December 8 after the meeting was arranged yesterday specifically to enable the player to be present.