Round-up of football headlines from clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, West Brom, Southampton and Arsenal
THE INDEPENDENT: Jose Mourinho says that he believes Manchester United, whom Chelsea face tomorrow, will sell Wayne Rooney this summer, but only to a club outside the Premier League.
THE GUARDIAN: Manchester United manager David Moyes received an apology from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about his reported claims of “inside information” that there are a number of people unhappy at Old Trafford because of their start to the season.
DAILY EXPRESS: Potential bidders looking to buy Southampton have already contacted the club at a time when the owner is adamant the players themselves are not for sale. The Reds are also considering a move for Lazio’s 26-year-old midfielder Antonio Candreva.
THE TIMES: West Brom’s sponsors Zoopla have told the club to drop striker Nicolas Anelka, 34, over his controversial quenelle goal celebration or they could withdraw their sponsorship. Anelka made the gesture after scoring against West Ham in December.
DAILY MIRROR: Alan Pardew has sentenced himself to community service - as penance for swearing at Manuel Pellegrini. Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 23, says Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, 26, is his role model.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Sunderland have sacked their director of football, Roberto de Fanti, after a spell of less than seven months during which he oversaw a terrible summer recruitment drive that left the club with a weaker squad this season than the one that finished fourth from bottom last May.
DAILY STAR: Jose Mourinho has made a grovelling apology to David Moyes for sticking the boot into his rival.
DAILY MAIL: Arsene Wenger has given his clearest indication yet that he will sign a new deal at Arsenal. Manchester City will battle with city rivals United for the signature of Sheffield United’s Diego De Girolamo, 18, with Liverpool and Everton also considering sending their scouts to watch the Chesterfield-born forward. Everton could beat West Ham to the loan signing of Monaco forward Lacina Traore. The Hammers were granted a work permit for the 23-year-old but have yet to push through the paperwork.
THE SUN: Andy Carroll last night revealed he would be heartbroken to miss this summer’s World Cup finals.
METRO: Liverpool will have to wait until the summer to sign Barcelona’s Cristian Tello, 22, after the Spanish forward said he wants to stay at the Nou Camp until the end of the season. Arsenal are tracking Barcelona’s young forward Munir El Haddadi, 18, with Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich also interested.