Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar will cost Manchester United £12m

Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar (centre)

Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar (centre)

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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Arsenal, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, QPR, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester United and Newcastle.

DAILY MAIL: Arsenal plot £7million bid for Van Dijk as Wenger looks for defensive cover. Also: Sheffield United honoured Evans’ £20,000-per-week contract after being convicted of rape.

THE GUARDIAN: Neil Warnock will resist any attempt by Crystal Palace to elevate him to a director of football position at the south London club after admitting he no longer considers a role that once had appealed to him as an option

THE INDEPENDENT: Harry Redknapp has reacted to the growing pressure he is under at struggling Queen’s Park Rangers by vowing he will not quit the Premier League’s bottom club. Also: Furious Brendan Rodgers insists Raheem Sterling never said he didn’t want to play for England.

TIMES: Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 21, wants to play for England in the European Under-21 Championship, despite being capped 18 times at senior level.

DAILY STAR: Aston Villa’s midfield ace has been dealt a shattering blow which would rule him out of England’s two games next month.

DAILY EXPRESS: Arsenal’s defensive crisis is down to Arsene Wenger according to chairman Sir Chips Keswick, who says the manager has total control over all club transfers. Also: Manchester United have been told that Aston Villa captain and centre-back Ron Vlaar, 29, will cost them upwards of £12m, but face stiff competition from Arsenal.

DAILY MIRROR: Former Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich boss Chris Hughton, 55, heads a three-man shortlist to be the next boss of Championship strugglers Fulham, with caretaker-manager Kit Symons, 43, and Steve Clarke, 51, also in the frame.

SUN: Millwall will wear a camouflage kit when they play Brentford on Remembrance weekend, after getting special permission from the Football League to raise money for a rehabilitation centre that treats injured members of the armed forces.