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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle, Aston Villa, QPR, Swansea, Stoke, Blackburn and Bolton.

Carlo Ancelotti, the Paris Saint-Germain manager, has revealed he has been offered Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, 27, and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, 27, as he carries out a footballing revolution.

Liverpool and Arsenal have been put on alert as Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 24, seeks urgent talks with manager Steve Kean over his future.

Bolton Wanderers have been reportedly ordered to stump up £8m for want-away Spurs forward Giovani dos Santos, 22.

Daily Mail

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin is a cut-price £6m transfer window target for Lazio as the London club’s manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to extend the Russian’s contract beyond 2013.

Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, 27, is a shock £5m target for super-rich Saudi side Al Hilal.

Daily Mirror

Manchester United have been dealt a blow in the transfer market following the news that the agent of Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder, 27, reportedly said that his client will see out the winter transfer window in Italy.

Sky Sports

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 30, has emerged as a transfer target for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, 24, is being hunted by Mark Hughes as the new QPR boss seeks to kickstart his Loftus Road revolution.


United frontman Mame Biram Diouf, 24, is a target for Hannover 96, with talks reportedly already at an advanced stage between the German club and the player’s representatives.

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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has told Liverpool they will have to make an “attractive” offer for Darren Bent if they wish to prise the striker away from Villa Park.

Striker Robin van Persie’s son may become the latest ‘prospect’ to snub Arsenal. Rather than joining another team, he may be ready to take up a different sport - golf.


The agent of Eric Abidal, 32, says the veteran French defender “will never sign with Arsenal” following news that he has extended his contract at Barcelona.

International Business Times

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is keeping his fingers crossed that red tape does not get in the way of his plans to sign New York Red Bulls and United States defender Tim Ream, 24.

Bolton News

Defender Johnny Heitinga believes Everton have got no chance of bringing Steven Pienaar, 29, back to Goodison Park this month - despite the playmaker looking likely to leave Tottenham in search of first-team football.

Liverpool have reverted to their original nine-year-old stadium plans for a new Anfield - and ditched ones drawn up by previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Liverpool Echo

Newcastle target, 24-year-old defender Aly Cissokho wants to leave Lyon and admits he is just waiting for the “green light” to exit the Ligue 1 club.

Newcastle Chronicle

Greece goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino, 27, who plays for Panathanaikos, is believed to be a transfer target for Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger seeks new competition for Wojciech Szczesny.

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Blackburn are confident of completing a loan move for Bordeaux striker Anthony Modeste, 23, by the end of the week.

Lancashire Telegraph

Sir Alex Ferguson has earmarked Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his potential successor as manager.

Manchester Evening News

Aston Villa are exploring the possibility of introducing a safe-standing area at Villa Park.

Birmingham Mail

Swansea pair Scott Sinclair, 22, and Leon Britton, 29, could be rewarded with a shock place at Euro 2012 after shooting down Arsenal and impressing England boss Fabio Capello.

Daily Star

Carlo Ancelotti has advised his successor as Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas to sell 33-year-old striker Didier Drogba.

The Times

Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, 35, is targeting Stoke’s last 17 Premier League games to ensure he’s on top form for Euro 2012.

Stoke Sentinel

Swansea midfielder Leon Britton, 29, is Europe’s most accurate midfielder - better even than Barcelona maestro Xavi.

The Sun