A round up of sporting headlines including news from Wigan, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
DAILY MAIL: Wigan owner Dave Whelan is the subject of a new FA race investigation after making extraordinarily offensive remarks about Jewish people and the Chinese. Also: Sheffield United have bowed to the wishes of their fans and severed their relationship with convicted rapist Ched Evans.
THE GUARDIAN: Man Utd have confirmed that Daley Blind may be out for a while but not ‘six months’ as first feared.
THE INDEPENDENT: Jack Wilshere has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that he is willing to play in the deep-lying holding role for the club, just like he has been doing to such a high standard for England but Wenger does not see him in that position “just yet”.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Ross Barkley was eventually put on against Scotland with only four minutes remaining, but received stern telling off from Roy Hodgson just seconds after entering the game. Also: Radamel Falcao is facing at least another two weeks on the sidelines at Manchester United after admitting he is “training cautiously” in an effort to overcome his injury problems.
DAILY STAR: Liverpool will launch a special medical investigation into Daniel Sturridge’s recurring thigh injuries. Also: Arsenal have pinpointed Pep Guardiola as the man they want to replace Arsene Wenger. Also: AC Milan will rival Arsenal for the signature of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, who has found himself on the bench for much of the season at Stamford Bridge.
DAILY EXPRESS: Louis Van Gaal insists he has no regrets about selling Danny Welbeck to Arsenal - even though he half expects him to score against Manchester United on Saturday. Also: Arsenal are preparing to beat Liverpool to Benfica defender Maxi Pereira. The 30-year-old Uruguay international is out of contract at the end of the season.
DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United are weighing up a bid for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, with the 27-year-old Belgium international said to be unhappy at a lack of first-team action with Spurs.
TALKSPORT: Netherlands international midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, has already “shaken hands” on a move to United from Roma.