Manchester United consider club record bid for Juventus midfielder

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal
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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham and Cardiff.

THE SUN: Newcastle’s £22m-rated midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, will only move to Paris St-Germain if the French club can offload players in the January transfer window. Also: Arsenal are closing in on a shock £2million swoop for Dimitar Berbatov.

DAILY MAIL: David Moyes last night launched a blistering attack on referee Howard Webb after his decision not to award Manchester United a late penalty in their 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham left the champions’ title hopes in tatters. Also: Jose Mourinho claimed he wants to ‘kill off’ diving in English football after Oscar performed the most audacious simulation.

DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United are considering a club record bid to sign Juventus’ Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, 26. Also: Turkish club Besiktas are trying to prise defender Joleon Lescott, 31, away from Manchester City but manager Manuel Pellegrini does not want him to leave.

DAILY EXPRESS: Sam Allardyce has pointed the finger firmly at Kevin Nolan for West Ham’s latest failure, saying: “It’s not my fault.” Also: Jose Mourinho last night left the door open for an angry Juan Mata to quit Chelsea this month - after the Spaniard reacted furiously to being taken off as his team started the new year in style.

DAILY STAR: Jose Mourinho was left red-faced after seeing one his own players booked for diving. Also: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be unveiled as the new Cardiff manager today.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: David Moyes delivered a blistering condemnation of Howard Webb after Tottenham Hotspur ended Manchester United’s flickering title hopes by accusing the referee of a “scandalous” decision when ignoring Ashley Young’s claims for an 87th-minute penalty. Also: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to bring 18-year-old midfielder Mats Moller Daehli with him from Molde once he has been named manager of Cardiff City.

THE TIMES: David Moyes launched a scathing attack on Howard Webb last night over the referee’s “scandalous” decision not to award Manchester United a penalty in their 2-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Also: For what must have felt like the zillionth time since landing in Australia, Alastair Cook found himself defending his captaincy as he seeks to avoid becoming the third man in history to lead England to an Ashes whitewash defeat.

THE GUARDIAN: These are the moments when Manchester United must realise their grip on the Premier League title is slowly being released, finger by finger. Also: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be appointed as Cardiff City manager after a whirlwind day of negotiations with the club’s owner, Vincent Tan

THE INDEPENDENT: David Moyes said that Howard Webb’s refusal to give Ashley Young a penalty for Hugo Lloris’s injury-time lunge at the winger in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur was “scandalous” and claimed that his team deserved to win the game. Also: When his team needed him most, Yaya Toure ensured Manchester City issued a statement of intent with their seventh straight win.

METRO: Jose Mourinho has left the door open for midfielder Juan Mata, 25, to quit Chelsea this month, despite insisting he doesn’t want the Spaniard to leave.