A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, UEFA, Manchester United, Southampton, Tottenham and QPR.
DAILY MAIL: Roy Keane has revealed he didn’t sign Robbie Savage when he was Sunderland manager because the midfielder’s voicemail message was ‘Hi, it’s Robbie - whazzup!’. Also: UEFA are looking at staging mini-tournaments involving the continent’s leading clubs outside Europe during pre-season, with the United States the most likely location.
THE GUARDIAN: Adam Lallana is relishing the fray again and the chance to show Roy Hodgson he should start for England. The 26-year-old hopes for a 10th cap when San Marino come to Wembley on Thursday in the first of two Euro 2016 qualifiers.
THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester United are seeking to establish themselves as the Premier League club of choice in Argentina, after signing two of the country’s leading players gives them the chance to compensate for the commercial loss caused by Mexican Javier Hernandez’s departure. Also: Adam Lallana hits out at false suggestion he refused to play for Southampton if they blocked his £25m transfer to Liverpool
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Roy Hodgson has cleared the air with Louis van Gaal and defused their row over the fitness of Manchester United defender Luke Shaw. Hodgson has called Van Gaal to discuss Shaw’s involvement in the England Under-21s’ Euro 2015 play-off with Croatia and both managers are believed to have apologised after their recent feud.
DAILY STAR: Morgan Schneiderlin has risked reopening his row with Southampton by launching another ﬁerce attack on the club. Also: Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after the 33-year-old hinted he wants to play in England.
DAILY EXPRESS: Gareth Bale tells teammate Cristiano Ronaldo NOT to quit Real Madrid for Manchester United. Also: Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has lavished praise on Jack Wilshere, insisting he’s almost the complete player, but he needs to add a few more goals to his game.
DAILY MIRROR: Premier League matches could be staged abroad ‘within 5 seasons’ despite failure of 39th game plan.
TALKSPORT: Real Madrid are set to make a bid for Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires 27, in the January transfer window.
SKY SPORTS: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, will look to quit Stamford Bridge in the near future if he remains second choice to 22-year-old Thibaut Courtois.
THE SUN: QPR boss Harry Redknapp will make a move for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, and Toronto forward Jermain Defoe, 32, during the January transfer window.