ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has admitted negotiations over a new contract have yet to be opened. The Frenchman, 63, admits his performance this season could determine whether he is offered a new deal says the Metro.
BIG-SPENDING French side Monaco have been linked with a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 26, if they miss out on Marseille's Steve Mandanda.
The Daily Express carries that one.
IN ANOTHER story, this time from the Daily Mirror, that's for keeps... Real Madrid No1 Iker Casillas is wanted by German side Borussia Dortmund after failing to dislodge Diego Lopez as Carlo Ancelotti's preferred keeper. However, Real assistant coach Zinedine Zidane is trying to convince the Spain international, 32, to stay at the Bernabeu.
HULL City boss Steve Bruce still wants to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long, 26, despite a proposed move falling through on deadline day says the Daily Mail.
TOTTENHAM will look set to sign France Under-21 right-back Sebastien Corchia in January (haven't they got anough players?) after the 22-year-old confirmed his intention to leave French side Sochaux. The Metro carries that one.
WORLD-RECORD signing Gareth Bale, 24, could make his Real Madrid debut at left-back as the Spanish side struggle with injuries for Saturday's league match at Villarreal. This Daily Mirror gem of a story also infers that he 'could' start in his regular slot in midfield.
FORMER Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 20 – you must remember him from his Old Trafford days – claims he turned down interest from Arsenal and Chelsea in the recent transfer window because of his love for current club Juventus.
TOTTENHAM boss Andre Villas-Boas has told striker Emmanuel Adebayor to train with the reserves when he returns from compassionate leave after the death of his brother in his native Togo. The Guardian carries that one.
PROFESSIONAL Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor says he is still fit to lead the union despite allegations he has run up gambling debts says the Daily Telegraph.