Ex-England captain approched by 15 clubs

David Beckham in action for LA Galaxy
David Beckham in action for LA Galaxy
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle, Liverpool, Everton, Juventus and Nottingham Forest.

Boca Juniors have ruled out re-signing unsettled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez on loan because they cannot afford his wages. They would need Tevez to accept a massive pay cut or City to subsidise his salary.

Newcastle are on the brink of sealing an £8m deal to sign Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga in January.

Former England captain David Beckham was reportedly approached by 15 clubs regarding his future but will either sign a new deal with LA Galaxy or join Paris St Germain.

Former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson has been back at the club, learning coaching skills with Academy boss Alan Irvine, and is working to secure his qualification badges.

Daily Mirror

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, who is in contract talks with the Spanish giants, claims Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are interested in signing him.

Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires, 38, is hoping to extend his playing career in Qatar or Russia.

Portsmouth are keen to recruit former Cardiff manager Dave Jones to fill the gap left by boss Steve Cotterill’s move to Nottingham Forest.

West Ham’s on-loan goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is hoping to extend his stay at the Boleyn Ground from Arsenal.

Fifa bosses were left shocked after more than 100 players at this summer’s Under-17 World Cup in Mexico failed drugs tests - because of contaminated meat.

The Sun

Manchester United are set to pip Arsenal to the signing of the ‘new Luka Modric’, Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie has urged defender Thomas Vermaelen to ditch his beloved retro Nissan Figaro now that he has signed a new contract with the Gunners.

Metro

The news that veteran Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero will not be offered a new contract at the end of the season has put a number of Premier League clubs on alert.

Daily Mail

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard feared his recent groin injury would end his career.

Daily Telegraph

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pledged his commitment to the Gunners and promised to see out the three seasons left on his contract.

Former England striker Gary Lineker has revealed he writes love poems for wife Danielle, leaving romantic notes with them on around the house.

Manchester United are top of the league again - as Britain’s most hated club. The 19-time champions pulled in more almost a third of the total vote in a survey of fans. Chelsea - three-times Premier League champions - got 10% of the hate vote, with Arsenal just behind them with 9.3%.

Daily Star