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Chelsea will give manager Antonio Conte a huge transfer fund for the January window and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29, remains his number-one target. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Meanwhile, Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, has rejected a move to the Chinese Super League and is instead determined to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge. (ESPN)external-link

Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass, 29, has stoked the fire before Friday's World Cup qualifier at Wembley by saying English fans "don't want England to do well". (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, 53, is unhappy with the club's medical department and has called for a review because of the number of injuries to his squad. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Meanwhile, Mourinho has re-assured defenders Chris Smalling, 26, and Luke Shaw, 21, they have futures at Manchester United despite questioning their pain thresholds. (Daily Express)external-link

Hector Bellerin, 21, has signed a six-year deal worth over £100,000 a week, making the Spanish full-back one of Arsenal's top earners. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Gunners striker Olivier Giroud, 30, is set for key talks with manager Arsene Wenger over his future at the club. (Daily Star)external-link

Arsenal had a £90m bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, turned down in the summer. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Manchester United have been urged to make a move for the Gabon international, who has scored 11 goals in nine league games this season. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool are considering a January move for FC Rostov's 23-year-old Iran forward Sardar Azmoun.(Guardian)external-link

Metro back page
Wednesday's Metro leads on Harry Kane's excitement over England's World Cup qualifier with Scotland on Friday

The much-maligned EFL Trophy descended into further farce when Bristol Rovers substituted their goalkeeper after just two minutes. (Bristol Post)external-link

Everton are in talks with Norwegian club Odd BK over 18-year-old forward Rafik Zekhnini and the Norway U21 international has been given permission to talk to the Toffees. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton's director of football Steve Walsh is keen on signing Charlton youngster Ademola Lookman but the club will face competition for the 19-year-old midfielder from Manchester United and Arsenal. (Daily Star)external-link

West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell, 26, has talked of his devastation at being released by Liverpool as a 15-year-old as he celebrates his first England call-up. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 23, is set for another spell away from Stamford Bridge on loan. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed manager Jurgen Klopp's training methods hardly involve any five-a-side and that the Reds are also doing double sessions during the season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Klopp has given his squad time off this week, something he said he would not have been comfortable with before learning about the intensity of the game in England. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Manchester United have been made favourites with the bookmakers to re-sign Burnley defender Michael Keane. The 23-year-old left Old Trafford to sign a permanent deal at Turf Moor in January 2015. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Paris St-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe, 21, has received a pay rise of more than 2,000% as a result of his new contract. (RMC Radio)external-link

Times back page
The Times leads on a story which claims Jose Mourinho has ordered a review of Manchester United's medical practice as he is unhappy with the number of injuries at the club

Hull City have explained why the official attendance read out at home matches at the KCOM stadium differs from the figure later published. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

Napoli are keen to sign West Ham's on-loan striker Simone Zaza. The 25-year-old is yet to score for the Premier League club since joining from Juventus on a season-long loan. (Goal)external-link

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has opened up on his career, including his relationship with Jose Mourinho and the sweeping changes he made to the mentality of the Teesside club. (Teesside Gazette)external-link

Best of social media

England captain Wayne Rooney tweeted an imageexternal-link of himself and interim manager Gareth Southgate laying Remembrance wreaths at Stapenhill Cemetery in Burton.

Wayne Rooney

Sunderland have become the first Premier League club to attempt the mannequin challenge, a craze sweeping social media where groups film themselves remaining motionless. (Chronicle Live)external-link

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has backed Team GB hockey star and Reds fan Sam Quek to win I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, tweeting:external-link "She should win, she's a red."

Meat and potato pies on the menu

The Non-League Paper shared this image of a food menu at an unnamed football ground. It seems there is little choice for pie lovers but, on the plus side, £1.50 is pretty cheap nowadays. (Non League Paper)external-link

And finally...

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi appears to have a new tattoo on his left leg

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, 29, has been pictured with a bizarre new tattoo on his leg. (Sun)external-link

Swedish club Djurgarden celebrated their final win of the season by engaging in a snowball fight with more than 3,000 of their fans standing at one end of the stadium. (Daily Mail)external-link

Brazil and Argentina face one another on Thursday and though the countries share a heated rivalry, it seems the players involved are still willing to be friends and share a private jet to South America. Barcelona's Brazil star Neymar, and Argentines Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano were pictured living the high life aboard their own jet. (101 Great Goals)external-link

Mascherano, Messi and Neymar on a jet

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