A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, England, Barcelona and Manchester City.
DAILY MAIL: Despite never being approached by Manchester United, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he can picture himself managing at Old Trafford in the future after getting a feel for the club. Also: Manchester United’s 28-year-old Colombian striker Radamel Falcao tried to get an English passport at the age of 13, because his great-grandfather came from Yorkshire.
THE GUARDIAN: Theo Walcott is in line to play his first match in more than nine months for the Arsenal Under-21s against Blackburn Rovers on Friday.
THE INDEPENDENT: Uefa condemns ‘inexcusable scenes’ after a remote-controlled drone appeared inside Belgrade’s Partizan Stadium, carrying the flag of a ‘Greater Albania’.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: By leading England U21s to Euro 2015 finals, Gareth Southgate gets new deal and edges closer to being Roy Hodgson successor. Also: Arsene Wenger will have a transfer budget of about £20m in the January transfer window even after a record summer spending spree at Arsenal which saw Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Danny Welbeck join the Gunners.
DAILY STAR: Romelu Lukaku will come good again following big move from Chelsea, says Roberto Martinez.
DAILY EXPRESS: Hazard believes the “extra-terrestials” – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - are at the top of the tree, and close behind them are Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. Also: Arsenal have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 25, as they prepare a £32m bid.
SUN: Former Barcelona manager Guardiola has also revealed that he turned down the chance to become boss at Manchester City and Chelsea in order to take over at the Allianz Arena.
DAILY MIRROR: Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 23, claims public criticism from Jose Mourinho is making him a better player but insists they “get on really well”.