Arsenal given go-ahead for another 'mega-signing': Arsenal may have secured the services of Mesut Ozil over the summer but they will be given the green light to spend big again in January, reports the Daily Mirror. The paper reports that club chiefs are ready to bankroll the signing of a top striker - and that they will keep tabs on the Luis Suarez situation at Anfield.
Paper Round: The tedious Suarez saga was never going to go away quietly, was it? Just three days after the transfer window shut and his future is being talked about once again. His every move is sure to be scrutinised - and not just by Arsenal, but a hungry media too. They will be looking for the slightest things that might suggest his relationship with Liverpool is over. Watch this space.
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England players allowed to see WAGs: 'Roy hit by WAG storm' screams the Daily Mail's back page headline, with news that England players have shipped in their wives and girlfriends ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Moldova. The paper says the scenes at the Grove Hotel in Watford were reminiscent of Baden-Baden back in 2006, when WAGs stayed en masse with the players and caused quite a rumpus. "Although they were not allowed to stay in the England players’ rooms, the FA conceded there was nothing to stop the WAGs booking their own rooms at the hotel," the report stated.
Paper Round's view: Hardly a storm, is it? Just players seeing their families to relax before such a big game. At least that's how it should be, until a bunch of drunken WAGs run amok in the hotel at 2am, disturbing the players' sleep patterns. At that point, the storm can begin.
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Gerrard wants to become Liverpool manager: Steven Gerrard has said it is a "dream" of his to become manager of Liverpool, reports the Daily Telegraph. The paper carries quotes from an interview given to football magazine twentyfour7 by the Reds skipper, who revealed he will take his coaching badges over the next year.
Paper Round's view: Management does seem like a logical step for Gerrard, but he should be wary of the 'former player syndrome'. He should be thinking following in the footsteps of Kenny Dalglish rather than Graeme Souness or Roy Evans.
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Hutton faces bizarre situation: Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton is facing the strange prospect of only playing for Scotland after deadline day loan deals fell through, reports the Daily Mirror. The paper claims that Villa received three offers from Spain for the Scot on Monday but the club refused to sanction a move. That leaves Hutton wondering where he will play club football again after Villa made it clear he is not part of manager Paul Lambert's plans. He will, however, represent Scotland in Friday night’s home World Cup qualifier against Belgium.
Paper Round's view: Bizarre indeed. Hutton now has to ensure he impresses on international duty whenever he gets the chance in a bid to attract offers from other clubs. Hutton said: “Monday was a nightmare of a day" and that pretty much sums things up for him.
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Spurs target French youngster: Tottenham are already setting their sights on signing French starlet Adrien Rabiot in January, according to the Daily Express. The report claims that Spurs are monitoring the 18-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder with a view to a move in the New Year or at the end of the season.
Paper Round: Spurs don't seem to know where to stop, although this could be a shrewd move if they could pull it off, given the youngster's age and promise.
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