Manchester City’s star striker set for lengthy lay-off

Injury blow: Sergio Aguero
Injury blow: Sergio Aguero
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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Sunderland, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester.

DAILY MAIL: Aguero fears he is out for a month with knee ligament injury as City striker awaits scans. Also: Louis van Gaal has displayed a growing impatience with injured striker Radamel Falcao, saying he is not interested if the Colombia star has become frustrated over his slow return to fitness for Manchester United.

DAILY MIRROR: Tottenham are targeting Southampton’s 25-year-old France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, team-mate Jay Rodriguez, 25, and Napoli’s Spain centre-back Raul Albiol, 29, as they look to bolster the squad in January. Also: Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet remains keen on signing Liverpool’s out-of-favour Italian forward Fabio Borini, 23, in January.

TELEGRAPH: West Ham United forward Diafro Sakho provides a new dimension to Sam Allardyce’s high flyers. Also: Southampton boss Ronald Koeman will face Manchester United counterpart Louis Van Gaal when their teams meet on Monday and the fixture will see the resumption of a feud between the two Dutchmen.

SUN: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wants to sign Chelsea’s third-choice goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on an emergency loan. Also: Arsenal had hoped 22-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere would be back from an ankle injury in late January, but they will receive a setback with the news he will now be out until March.

GUARDIAN: José Mourinho, has called on Diego Costa to improve his fitness as he seeks to end his scoreless run.

DAILY STAR: Sam Allardyce hopes West Ham will be Carroll singing this Christmas after his star man fired them into the top three. Also: Arsenal are set to beat Manchester United to Exeter City’s 14-year-old academy player Ethan Ampadu.

DAILY EXPRESS: Under pressure manager Nigel Pearson will consider appealing Paul Konchesky’s sending off as bottom club Leicester failed to end their dismal run. Also: Spurs are set to move for Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk, although the 23-year-old is also wanted by Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle, Southampton and Swansea.