Manchester United join race for Barcelona star

Barcelona's Dani Alves
Barcelona's Dani Alves
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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle, Barcelona, Manchester United, Tottenham and England.

DAILY MAIL: Louis van Gaal believes Radamel Falcao’s Premier League career will take off after the Colombia star claimed his first goal for the club. Also: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is “adamant” that forward Raheem Sterling, 19, will stay at the club despite reported interest from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.

THE GUARDIAN: Arsène Wenger has said he has no regrets about confronting José Mourinho during his side’s defeat

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Manchester United made a stupid mistake in making David Moyes their manager, says Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff, but Louis van Gaal is a good choice. Also: Negotiations between player’s representatives and Liverpool to begin in the next two weeks to keep Sterling at Anfield.

DAILY STAR: Louis Vann Gaal last night warned Manchester United’s rivals they are in big trouble when his side hit their best form. Also: Manchester United are ready to rival Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City for Barcelona star Dani Alves.

DAILY EXPRESS: Calum Chambers has been recalled to England’s senior squad after John Stones was forced to withdraw with damaged ankle ligaments. Also: Per Mertesacker conceded Arsenal were very much second best at Stamford Bridge, and believes his side have a long to go to matching the standards set by Chelsea.

DAILY MIRROR: Arsene Wenger lost the plot after his bitter feud with Jose Mourinho spilled over again. Wenger pushed Mourinho in a furious touchline bust-up, claimed Chelsea should have had two players sent off and then insisted Arsenal were denied a penalty. Also: Liverpool eye Barcelona youth product Diao after striker indicates he’s ready to quit Lazio.

SUN: England legend Alan Shearer says that midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, has proved he is good enough for Liverpool and he must prove he is good enough for England, too.