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Manchester United are willing to wait in order to complete the signing of Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov. (The Times)


Chelsea full-back Glen Johnson has been told that he can leave the club following the signing of Juliano Belletti. (The Sun, Daily Mirror)


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has closed his cheque book after signing Barcelona full-back Juliano Belletti. (Daily Star)


Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe could be on his way out of White Hart Lane as he refuses to sign a new contract while manager Martin Jol is in charge. (Daily Mail)


Middlesbrough striker Jason Euell is set for a move to Sheffield Wednesday for around £200,000. (Daily Mirror)


Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones, who is refusing to play for the club after handing in a transfer request, is expected to join Sunderland next week. (Daily Mail)


Fulham are increasing their efforts to sign Watford's Darius Henderson following the sickening injury to striker Brian McBride last weekend. (Daily Express)


Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has promised Aston Villa that he will stay until January at least and fight for his place with new signing Scott Carson. (Daily Mirror)


West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has all but given up hope of signing Hearts striker Roman Bednar on loan. (Daily Record)





Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is considering selling his stake in the club to launch a bid for Tottenham. (Daily Express)


Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann stormed out of the club's training ground and travelled to Germany on Thursday after being told he was not going to play against Manchester City. (Daily Star)


Gunners boss Arsene Wenger reckons England will be the best team in the world - but not until 2018. (Daily Mirror)


Tottenham boss Martin Jol said he could have left them for a Champions League club. (Various)


Rangers manager Walter Smith has called in the police to sort out abusive supporters. (Daily Record)






Sunderland manager Roy Keane has urged his players to "go easy on referees" ahead of the home game with Liverpool. "That might sound harsh coming from me and I certainly know that I made mistakes," he added. (Various)


Keane predicted that the story would be accompanied by a photo of his infamous rant at referee Andy D'Urso during his Manchester United days. The papers duly obliged.


Keane has also banned his players from swapping shirts with their opposition. (Various)

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Load of bollocks IMO


Absolutely just journalists making up stories. The quality of reporting in this country (can't comment on many others) is disgraceful imho.


Yeah, England seem to take the cake in terms of journalism or lack of.


We are slowly catching up but ours is nowhere near English papers in terms of absolute crap they sprout!

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