A round up of sporting headlines including news from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham, Manchester City, Arsenal and Birmingham.
DAILY MAIL: Fabregas rushes to help stricken Zouma after nasty head collision with his Chelsea team-mate Cech in cup victory at Derby. Also: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman refused to shake hands with Sheffield United counterpart Nigel Clough after a feisty Capital One Cup tie.
DAILY STAR: Jose Mourinho last night insisted his slick Chelsea team can’t win four trophies this season. Also: West Ham still planning to part with Big Sam despite player support.
DAILY MIRROR: Former Gunners great Thierry Henry, who announced his retirement on Tuesday, will first go into punditry with Sky Sports before pursuing a managerial career. Also: Liverpool are making an attempt to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, on loan.
THE INDEPENDENT: Liverpool hope to persuade Raheem Sterling to sign a new contract as interest in the England international grows, with Bayern Munich now among those keen on recruiting the 20-year-old.
DAILY EXPRESS: Real Madrid are prepared to break the goalkeeping transfer record to sign Manchester United’s David De Gea, 24, for a fee eclipsing the £33m Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. Also: Manchester United and Manchester City are ready to make £20m bids for Barcelona’s 26-year-old midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL: Birmingham have offered 18-year-old homegrown striker Demarai Gray a two-year contract extension following his first-half hat-trick against Reading last weekend.
SUN: West Brom’s highly-rated 21-year-old striker Saido Berahino is said to be locked in a stand-off over a new contract at the Hawthorns, with Tottenham and Liverpool monitoring developments.