Chelsea considering £48m bid for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling
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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Sheffield United, Liverpool, West Brom and England.

DAILY MAIL: The latest name in Roy Keane’s firing line is Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who he has branded a ‘disgrace’ for trying to shake hands before the end of a game. Also: Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois has been declared ‘medically fit’ to play for Belgium against Andorra - just five days after suffering a head injury against Arsenal.

THE GUARDIAN: Roy Hodgson said Wayne Rooney had not been distracted by the England goal-scoring record on a night when the striker scored but missed chances during the 5-0 home win over San Marino. Also: Spain suffered their first defeat in qualifying for a major tournament in eight years when Miroslav Stoch headed a late goal to earn Slovakia a shock 2-1 victory in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday.

THE INDEPENDENT: Everton defender John Stones could be sidelined for almost four months as he needs surgery on an ankle injury.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Sheffield United are under growing pressure to reveal their plans for Ched Evans, with the club’s former forward set to be released from prison this month.

DAILY STAR: Chelsea are considering launching a staggering £48m bid for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling. The England international has been in contract talks with the Reds for some time, but is yet to pen fresh terms with the club. Also: Liverpool have started negotiations with former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes over a move to the Premier League. The 32-year-old is currently a free agent.

DAILY EXPRESS: Tyler Blackett set for huge £50,000-a-week deal with Man Utd pay rise. Also: Inter Milan are interested in signing Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 29, but would not be able to match his reported £60,000-a-week wages at White Hart Lane.

DAILY MIRROR: West Brom are set to secure the signing of Porto defender Rolando, 29, for £1m in January after the Portugese club froze him out of selection.

SUN: England under-21s manager Gareth Southgate has called on the crowd at Molineux, home of Wolves, not to boo striker Saido Berahino, who plays his club football for rivals West Brom, as he leads the line in their Euro 2015 playoff against Croatia.

TALKSPORT: Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, 37, could leave New York Red Bulls and return to Europe.

THE TIMES: Wenger may have to play left-back Nacho Monreal, 28, out of position at centre-back and 19-year-old Hector Bellerin at right-back in Arsenal’s next Premier League match after the club’s injury problems worsened.