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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Crystal Palace and Bolton.

DAILY MAIL: Tottenham facing UEFA probe as three are arrested after match is halted for 10 minutes by pitch invaders. Also: Pele reveals he was NOT admitted into intensive care and is ‘doing fine’ as he continues treatment in Sao Paulo.

INDEPENDENT: United will be forced to find a new buyer for winger Nani, 28, as loan club Sporting Lisbon are unable to pay his wages.

TELEGRAPH: Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants to sign Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, for his new club Inter Milan.

SUN: Robin Van Persie faces the axe for the first time in his Manchester United career. Also: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering hauling Simon Mignolet out of the Anfield firing line. Also: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants striker Connor Wickham, 21, to sign a new contract, but 25-year-old Jozy Altidore could be sold to Lille.

DAILY STAR: The Brazil legend, Pele, 74, was admitted to a “special care” unit in a Sao Paulo hospital yesterday, three days after being taken in with a urinary tract infection. Also: Arsenal are monitoring Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, 21, but may wait until the summer to make a move as the Italian side want £31m for the Argentine.

DAILY EXPRESS: Lionel Messi is locked in a dispute over cash with Barcelona - and is considering a summer move to Chelsea. Also: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas could be heading to the Premier League in January, with Arsenal and Liverpool interested in signing the 33-year-old Spaniard.

SKY SPORTS: Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock says midfielder Yannick Bolasie will not be sold in January. Liverpool are reportedly keen to buy the 25-year-old.

DAILY MIRROR: Eidur Gudjohnsen, the 36-year-old Iceland striker, is “very close” to a return to English football with former club Bolton.