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Manchester United's failure to reach last season's Champions League cost them £35m.(Telegraph) external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is desperate to win the Champions League. (Star)external-link

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to let Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, leave. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Spanish World Cup winner Xavi, 35, says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal humiliated him when the Dutchman managed Barcelona. (Mail)external-link

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Real Madrid will move for Everton centre-back John Stones, 21, if 22-year-old French defender Raphael Varane leaves. (AS via Talksport)external-link

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta says he and his team-mates must rally around Jack Wilshere, 23, after the England midfielder's latest injury setback. (Telegraph)external-link

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is taking legal advice after former team-mate El Hadji Diouf, 34, accused him of racism. (Mirror)external-link

Gerrard, 35, has urged Liverpool supporters to remain patient with manager Brendan Rodgers following Saturday's Premier League defeat by Manchester United. (Star)external-link

The Daily Telegraph report on Luke Shaw's agony in Eindhoven
The Daily Telegraph report on Luke Shaw's agony in Eindhoven

The manager and chief executive of Arsenal's Champions League opponents Dinamo Zagreb are both still on bail after being arrested in the summer for alleged tax evasion, bribery and embezzlement.(Guardian)external-link

Chelsea and Manchester City will compete with Real Madrid to sign Valencia defender Jose Gaya, 20. (Fichajes via Metro) external-link

Stoke chairman Peter Coates has every faith the club can improve from their "iffy" start to the Premier League season. The Potters lie 18th in the table, without a win in their opening five games. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Bournemouth are close to agreeing a deal for midfielder Alessandro Cannataro, 20, who is a free agent after leaving Inter Milan in the summer. (Bournemouth Echo)external-link

Everton attacker Steven Naismith, 29, says he was tempted by a move to Norwich on transfer deadline day, but an offer was rejected by manager Roberto Martinez. (Norwich Evening News)external-link

Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann, 28, says he did not attempt to hurt Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, who had to go off injured after 25 minutes on Saturday. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 25, and striker Divock Origi, 20, are both set to start for the Reds against Bordeaux in their Europa League tie on Thursday. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

The Daily Express show Shaw having oxygen plus claim Jose Mourinho could axe John Terry for Chelsea's Champions League game
The Daily Express show Shaw taking oxygen

Championship side Wolves are considering a loan move for Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell, 28, to fill the void left by Nouha Dicko's cruciate knee ligament injury. (Express and Star)external-link

Swansea striker Michu, 29, is considering retirement because of a long-standing ankle problem. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Liverpool and West Ham midfielder Don Hutchison feels Chelsea, Newcastle and Sunderland's poor starts to the campaign are down to long trips in pre-season.(Chronicle)external-link

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat "does not know enough" about new loan signing DeAndre Yedlin, 22, who joined the Black Cats from Tottenham on transfer deadline day. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

West Ham owner David Sullivan expects the club to make a loss of up to £17m this year, in what will be their final season at Upton Park before moving to the Olympic Stadium. (Daily Express)external-link

Former Bolton and West Ham striker Ricardo Vaz Te, 28, has joined West Brom on trial after being released by Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Summer signing Micah Richards got Aston Villa's 10 other recruits from the transfer window together for a selfie on the club's official Twitter page.external-link

Aston Villa players

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil tweeted his excitementexternal-link at the return of Europe's elite club competition. "My 8th @ChampionsLeague season starts on Wednesday - yet goose bumps are still guaranteed during the anthem," he said.

Players expressed sympathy for Luke Shaw on social media following the 20-year-old's double leg fracture against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night. Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, who suffered a similar injury in 2010, offered his best wishes to the Manchester United defender on Twitter.external-link "Fingers crossed for @LukeShaw23, get well soon," the 24-year-old Wales international wrote.

Southampton and England keeper Fraser Forster, 27, who is recovering from a serious knee injury, tweeted: external-link"Gutted for you @LukeShaw23. Wishing you a speedy recovery."

Luke Shaw and Southampton
Luke Shaw's former club Southampton sent a message of support to the England defender

And finally...

Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, 20, is the fastest player in the world, according to a video game. (Metro)external-link

Former Liverpool forward Iago Aspas, 28, only learnt one word of English while at Anfield - "yes". (La Marca via Mirror)external-link

New Manchester United striker Anthony Martial, 19, almost missed the bus to the game for his Champions League debut for the club against PSV Eindhoven .(Guardian)external-link

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