A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Hull, Manchester City, Sunderland.
DAILY MAIL: Liverpool dressing room ‘has issues’, Rodgers admits after his flops are swept aside by rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.
DAILY STAR: Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea were right to let Frank Lampard leave Stamford Bridge. Also: Manchester United could sign winger Gareth Bale, 25, from Real Madrid for £90m, with the Spanish giants to use the money to sign Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 23.
DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United are just 8 points behind leaders Chelsea after 6th win on the spin and boss Louis Van Gaal says there’s still room to improve. Also: New York Red Bulls sporting director and former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is ready to offer Steven Gerrard a lucrative deal if the 34-year-old turns down a new contract at Anfield.
TIMES: Hull manager Steve Bruce has admitted he does not know where midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, is and that his career with the Tigers appears to be over.
DAILY EXPRESS: Manchester City are the latest club to join the race to sign £47m-rated Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels, 25.
METRO: Arsenal are preparing to move for German defender Benedikt Howedes, 26, as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his under-manned defence in January.
SUNDERLAND ECHO: Werder Bremen are being linked with a January move for 24-year-old Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore, who is rated at £7m despite failing to score in the Premier League for more than a year.
SUN: Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned current Reds boss Brendan Rodgers that his job is not safe under the club’s “ruthless” owners.
TALKSPORT: Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has questioned whether manager Louis van Gaal’s double training sessions could be the cause of the club’s injury crisis. Also: Inter Milan have opened talks to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, with the 22-year-old struggling to impress since arriving at Stamford Bridge in January.