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Here is today’s round up of football gossip, transfer news and views from the national press featuring - Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Anderlect, Tottentham,Sunderland, Ipswich, Blackburn, Arsenal

The Sun

•Roberto Mancini admits Manchester City will need another miracle to survive the Group of Death in the Champions League.

•The Ferdinand brothers are ready to shake hands with John Terry and Ashley Cole before Premier League games.

•Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian has issued a ‘come and get me plea’ to England’s top clubs.

•Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel is considering hanging up his gloves at the end of the season.

•Stoke boss Tony Pulis is plotting a January bid for Southampton’s Rickie Lambert.

•Swansea have opened talks with winger Wayne Routledge over a new contract.

•Liverpool are interested in 18-year-old Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet.

•Nani insists only God knows whether he has a future at Manchester United.

•Edgar Davids is not getting a penny to play for Barnet as he is registered only as an amateur.

•Andre Villas-Boas insists Emmanuel Adebayor is happy at Tottenham.

Daily Mirror

•Rio Ferdinand will offer John Terry and Ashley Cole his hand on Sunday in an effort to end English football’s race war.

•Andre Villas-Boas has insisted Emmanuel Adebayor is happy at Spurs.

•Blackburn are working on a fresh managerial hitlist - with former Villa boss Alex McLeish, Owen Coyle and Ian Holloway in their sights.

•Burnley held talks with Falkirk boss Steven Pressley about becoming their boss yesterday.

•Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg revealed that he and owner Marcus Evans began the hunt for a new manager weeks ago.

•Chesterfield are ready to make a shock move for Accrington Stanley’s Paul Cook as boss.

Daily Mail

•Roberto Mancini admitted he failed to prepare properly for a crucial European clash that ended with his Manchester City side staring at another Champions League exit at the group stage.

•Theo Walcott’s future at Arsenal looks increasingly uncertain after he was left out of a group of players whose contracts are being renegotiated.

•Ipswich have spoken to Alan Curbishley about taking the vacant manager’s job at Ipswich after Paul Jewell was sacked yesterday.

Daily Express

•Alan Curbishley is favourite to take over at Ipswich after Paul Jewell left the club yesterday.

•Rio and Anton Ferdinand say they are disappointed with the PFA and the Football Association over the John Terry affair.

•Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes Dougie Freedman joined Bolton because he was no longer wanted at Selhurst Park for “some perverse reason”.

•Nottingham Forest could complete the signing of French free-agent Jean-Philippe Sabo this week.

Daily Star

•Rio and Anton Ferdinand last night spoke out against the FA and PFA over their handling of racism issues.

•Paul Jewell was sacked by Ipswich yesterday, paving the way for Alan Curbishley to take over.

•Shakhtar’s brilliant Brazilian Willian wants to move to Chelsea in January.

•Blackburn are hoping to complete a deal to bring Cameron Jerome to Ewood Park on loan until January.