In the Papers



Avram Grant has become a laughing stock among his own Chelsea stars who are backing him to get the boot by Christmas.

David Dein’s Arsenal dream is in tatters as Alisher Usmanov prepares to send him into exile.

Jose Mourinho could be back in management within a month – replacing Claudio Ranieri at Juventus.

Mark Hughes is the latest manager to be linked with Martin Jol’s job at Spurs.

Liverpool and Arsenal are chasing £10million-rated French star Samir Nasri.

Peter Reid is a surprise candidate to replace Sammy Lee as Bolton manager.


Jose Mourinho is lined up to take over as Tottenham manager next summer.


Roy Keane is set to be offered an extension to his Sunderland contract.

Harry Kewell is running out of time to save his Liverpool career.

Manchester United starlet Lee Martin is set to join Plymouth on loan, with a view to a parmanent move.

Manchester City are lining up a £6million swoop for Juan Roman Riquelme.

Spurs are keeping tabs on Southampton winger Nathan Dyer.


Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar wants to move to the Premier League – news that could interest Manchester Untied, Arsenal and Newcastle.


  • Chelsea stars have been told that Avram Grant is the future of the club.
  • John Terry is set to be fit for England’s Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia. Michael Owen is also aiming to play in both games.
  • Frank Lampard has suffered a setback in his bid to be fit for Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Valencia.
  • Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung has assured Birmingham he will complete his takeover by the end of the year.
  • Everton midfielder Tim Cahill aims to return for the Merseyside derby on October 20.
  • Roma star Francesco Totti has apologised to a Manchester United fan for the violent police action in the Stadio Olimpico.
  • England boss Steve McClaren faces a massive dilemma for the crunch Euro 2008 qualifiers with Estonia and Russia over John Terry and Michael Owen.
  • Liverpool are lining up a deal for Hamilton youngster James McCarthy.
  • Middlesbrough’s Andrew Davies will hold talks with Hull about a loan move with a view to an £800,000 permanent move.
  • Celtic outcast Jiri Jarosik will spark a bidding war between Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Wigan when the transfer window reopens.
  • Fulham pair Moritz Volz and Collins John are January targets for Southampton.
  • Roma have reopened the wounds of last season’s bitter Champions League clash by claiming Manchester United players deliberately whipped up a hostile atmosphere ahead of the second-leg tie.
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen’s agent has confirmed the Finn is unlikely to sign a new deal at Bolton and would jump at the chance of being reunited with Sam Allardyce.
  • John Toshack has launched an astonishing attack on Jose Mourinho.
  • Chelsea captain John Terry is ready to play against Valencia on Wednesday night after surgery to repair a fractured cheekbone – and could wear a protective mask.
  • Wales coach John Toshack has launched a bizarre attack on Jose Mourinho.
  • Former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has reacted angrily to reports Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer were bugged.
  • After successfully undergoing surgery at the weekend, Michael Owen could return for Newcastle on Sunday.
  • John Terry has promised he will be fit for England’s Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia.
  • Chelsea are set to ban broken cheekbone victim John Terry from facing Valencia, even though he has begged to be allowed to play.
  • Chelsea want the FA to consider retrospective disciplinary action against Fulham’s Clint Dempsey for the challenge that broke John Terry’s cheekbone.
  • After undergoing surgery to repair a fractured cheekbone, John Terry has vowed to play through the pain for Chelsea and England.
  • Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has attacked a minority element of the club’s support for anti-semitic abuse of their manager Avram Grant.
  • Francesco Totti has sought to defuse tensions between the supporters of Manchester United and Roma.
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