Here is a roundup of todays transfer rumors, Gossip and speculation from all todays papers…
Jose Mourinho has given up trying to persuade the Premier League to be more reasonable over fixture pile-ups. Chelsea face a Champion League clash with Maribor in Slovenia tonight and play Liverpool on Saturday – 64 hours later.
Journalist Simon Yeend has claimed Arsenal need a “warrior leader” after Arsenal have kept only five clean sheets so far this season – compared with 24 last season.
Sky pundit Paul Merson has branded Arsenal “clueless” after The Gunners let a 3-0 lead slip to a 3-3 draw in last night’s Champions League tie with Anderlecht.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has described people who racially abused him on social media “a disgrace”.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates has accused referees of being biased against his team after defender Ryan Shawcross was deemed to have grappled Swansea striker Wilfried Bony to concede a penalty last month.
Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is training again and wants to return to the club next month to plan his future after receiving the all-clear for testicular cancer.
Hull striker Nikica Jelavic is on course for an early comeback from a knee injury and is pencilled to return against Spurs on November 23.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettinho is ready to overhaul his strike force in January. Spurs are tracking River Plate’s £6m-rated Teofilo Gutierrez, Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Patrick Herrmann.
West Brom are looking to sign a new striker in January after record £10m signing Ideye Brown, who signed from Dinamo Kiev in July, has failed to hit the net in the Premier League and failed to make the bench for Saturday’s win at Leicester.
Former England goalkeeper David James has been forced into auctioning shirts, shorts and matchballs after being declared bankrupt in May.
Qatar have told FIFA they will stage the 2022 World Cup whenever required – but are leaning towards a winter tournament preference to maximise tourism benefits.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to make his return from injury today in a practice match against Southend at Upton Park. The England target man has not featured for The Hammers this season due to an ankle injury.
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand will not appeal his three-match ban and £25,000 fine for using a slang word for ‘promiscuous female’ on Twitter.
England striker Jermain Defoe is set to make an extraordinary return to the Premier League with QPR set to sign the 32-year-old on a three-year deal worth £90,000 a week from MLS side Toronto.
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock will not be charged by the FA for his referee rant following Monday’s defeat by Sunderland.
Former Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies has claimed that if ‘grappling’ in the box had been outlawed he would have won an extra 50 penalties in his prime.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers last night hit back at Gary Lineker following criticism for picking a second XI against Real Madrid.
Manchester United could scrap their £44m move for loan star Radamel Falcao.
Angry Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal shot themselves in the foot at the Emirates last night.
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed he has no desire to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is unconvinced whether striker Radamel Falcao is capable of sustained Premier League action and is considering not turning his loan move into a permanent one in the summer. United will try to land Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar for £6m in January to address their defensive crisis. The 29-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of the season.