A round up of sporting headlines including news from Chelsea, Manchester United, Stoke, Southampton, Aston Villa and Liverpool.
DAILY MAIL: Chelsea through to last 16 as Mourinho’s men show no sentiment towards old boss Di Matteo and romp to victory. Also: Wilshere could face ankle surgery and be out for up to four months after Arsenal star’s injury in Man United defeat.
THE GUARDIAN: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere faces ankle ligament surgery and the 22-year-old could be sidelined for as long as three months.
DAILY MIRROR: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says their impressive start reminds him of the season his Real Madrid side clocked up 100 points.
SUN: Stoke boss Mark Hughes does not expect to have money to spend in the January transfer window and thinks he will have to wait until next summer to add to his squad.
DAILY STAR: Wesley Sneijder’s agent has revealed he will hold talks with Galatasaray chiefs following the 30-year-old Dutch midfielder’s recent omission from the Turkish side’s squad, and Manchester United could be ready to make a move. Also: Southampton are interested in signing FC Twente forward Jesus Corona, with the 21-year-old Mexico international valued at about £2.5m.
DAILY EXPRESS: Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, 30, is set to join Championship side Brighton on loan with the club’s record signing unable to get playing time under manager Paul Lambert. Also: Tottenham have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in the battle to sign Inter Milan’s 21-year-old striker Mauro Icardi.
METRO: Liverpool are ready to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 28, and Norwich winger Nathan Redmond, 20, in a £47m triple deal in the January transfer window.