A round up of sporting headlines including news from QPR, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
DAILY MAIL: Harry Redknapp has sought an end to his spat with Adel Taarabt, claiming the Moroccan forward has a future at the club, as long as he sorts his act out.
THE GUARDIAN: José Mourinho says Chelsea are struggling because of injuries before Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie against Shrewsbury. Also: Wayne Rooney is fighting to be fit to face City on Sunday after he was seen limping at Old Trafford.
THE INDEPENDENT: Sam Allardyce has revealed that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho send him a text message after West Ham defeated the Blues’ title rivals Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday to thank him for engineering the Hammers’ win.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the current holder of the Ballon d’Or award, and four-time winner and Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi are among Fifa’s 23-man shortlist for this year’s honour. Also: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes to sign £15m-rated Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, 25, in the January transfer window.
DAILY STAR: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal faces Premier League rivals Jose Mourinho of Chelsea and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini for FIFA’s coach of the year award. Also: Luke Shaw reckons Manchester United are good enough to slug it out with the Premier League’s biggest and best once more.
DAILY EXPRESS: Tributes have flooded in from around the globe following the death of South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Also: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have had their hopes of signing Belgian winger Zakaria Bakkali boosted, as the 18-year-old has refused to sign a new contract at PSV Eindhoven.
SUN: Southampton are planning a £10m bid for Tottenham’s England Under-21 forward Harry Kane, 21.
DAILY MIRROR: The Gunners and Newcastle are interested in signing Andre-Pierre Gignac, 28, after Marseille admitted they might not be able to keep prolific France forward. Also: Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs flew to Turkey to watch Ghana’s World Cup striker Abdul Majeed Waris, 23, play for Trabzonspor.