WE take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Derby County, Mansfield Town, QPR, Leeds United, Hull City, Charlton Athletic, Everton, Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United, Birmingham City, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers, and Liverpool.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester United are set to make a move to sign PSV Eindhoven’s Brazilian-born 15-year-old midfield starlet Andreas Pereira.
Manchester City and Chelsea are both chasing Ajax’s £30m midfielder Christian Eriksen - with the Blues having already made a bid.
Derby are set to sign Mansfield’s highly-rated defender Tom Naylor, 20, on loan with a view to a permanent move in January despite interest from QPR, Leeds, Hull and Charlton.
Fabio Capello is determined to see John Terry lead out his country against Sweden despite insisting the England captain will play no part against Spain on Saturday. Also: The Tiger Woods race row took a dramatic twist last night as it was revealed the former world No 1 and his old caddie Steve Williams will be kept apart at this week’s Australian Open.
THE GUARDIAN: Fabio Capello has elevated Daniel Sturridge and Jack Rodwell into the senior England squad for the first time as the national manager seeks to experiment with a more youthful line-up in the forthcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden. Also: Antolin Alcaraz, the Wigan Athletic captain, is expected to be charged by the Football Association with improper conduct and faces a possible three-match ban after he was caught on camera spitting at the Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Richard Stearman.
DAILY STAR: Wigan skipper Antolin Alcaraz was at the centre of a spitting row last night. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson was kept in the dark over his special 25th anniversary present from Manchester United thanks to a top-secret operation.
DAILY MIRROR: Newcastle are ready to go back in for £2m-rated Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell in January - but will face competition from West Brom for the 27-year-old.
Rovers are also considering an ambitious move for Barcelona’s Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos - younger brother of Tottenham’s Giovani.
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean is ready to resurrect his bid to sign striker Vedad Ibisevic from Hoffenheim.
Harry Redknapp wants to defy doctor’s orders and return to the Spurs dug-out within a fortnight. Also: Spitting Wigan skipper Antolin Alcaraz faces a three-match ban after giving Wolves defender Richard Stearman a mouthful.
THE SUN: Fabio Capello is under pressure from the Met Police to stop talking about John Terry. Also: Joe Jordan reckons Tottenham’s hard-fought win was a “tester” for Harry Redknapp’s ticker.
DAILY EXPRESS: Daniel Agger has delivered a scathing assessment of Liverpool, accusing them of playing like “headless chickens” in the stalemate with Swansea. Also: Wigan captain Antolin Alcaraz could be facing a three-game ban after spitting at Wolves defender Richard Stearman yesterday.
THE INDEPENDENT: Harry Redknapp hopes to resume his full responsibilities as Tottenham Hotspur manager more quickly than his doctors have recommended, with the 64-year-old insisting he will be back in less than a month. Also: Fabio Capello’s determination that John Terry should not be judged on a negative reputation means that he may lead out the England side against Sweden a week tomorrow, though Frank Lampard is emerging as the most likely captain to face Spain on Saturday, a game in which Terry will play no part.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Frank Lampard is in line to captain England in Saturday’s friendly international against world champions Spain although Fabio Capello appears determined to start John Terry in the fixture three days later against Sweden. Also: The drama of golf’s racism row shifted on Sunday night from China to Australia, despite an attempt by the sport’s executives to draw a line under Steve Williams’ “entirely unacceptable” remarks about Tiger Woods.
THE TIMES: Fabio Capello has told John Terry that he will have the opportunity to lead England out at Wembley again after sitting out the friendly match against Spain on Saturday.