What today’s papers are saying Sunday, December 1
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Hull city’s owner has described supporters protesting against his plan to change the name to Hull Tigers as “hooligans” and warned he will put the club up for sale if the fans do not accept his authority. Also: Premier League clubs spent nearly £100million on agents’ fees this year with Chelsea and Manchester City leading the way, according to new figures released last night.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Sergio Aguero is Real Madrid’s top target next summer. Also: Aaron Ramsey fired Arsenal seven points clear at the top - and got an ovation from Cardiff fans.
THE OBSERVER: Ian Bell has revealed that he was as surprised as anyone when his Warwickshire team-mate Jonathan Trott let England’s Ashes tour last Sunday night - and confirmed that he is keen to take his place at number three in the second Test in Adelaide. Also: Asked if he thinks he will still be Fulham’s manager when they play Tottenham on Wednesday night Martin Jol simply shrugged. “It’s not in my hands,” Jol said after Fulham had failed to register a single shot on target in the course of a horribly meek 3-0 defeat by West Ham.
SUNDAY TIMES: Another defeat, Fulham’s sixth in succession, has left Martin Jol clinging to his job as manager. Also: Gareth Bale scored his first Real Madrid hat-trick - taking his goal tally for the season in all competitions to nine - in the 4-0 defeat of Real Valladolid at the Bernabeu last night.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Tottenham Hotspur have tentatively drawn up a list of potential replacements should they decide to sack Andre Villas-Boas as their head coach. Also: English clubs are almost certain to play European rugby next season because of the continuing crisis surrounding the Heineken Cup, according to Premier Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty.
SUNDAY PEOPLE: Ashley Cole is weighing up a move to the United States - with New York Red Bulls leading the race for his signature. Also: Tottenham are hoping to cure their goalscoring ills with a £30million bid for Fiorentina and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Guus Hiddink has emerged as the favourite to take over at Tottenham if they ditch under-fire boss Andre Villas-Boas. Also: Aussie cricket chiefs have sacked the PA announcer at Alice Springs following a race row over Monty Panesar.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Chelsea are ready to break the British record for a teenager and pay £30million for Southampton defender Luke Shaw. Also: Michael Laudrup and Gus Poyet will find themselves on a Spurs shortlist if frustrated chairman Daniel Levy decides to axe Andre Villas-Boas.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: James Anderson has vowed that battered England will not back down when the Ashes sledging war resumes in Adelaide this week. Also: Fabio Capello, the former England manager, has been mentioned in discussions at Tottenham as a shock candidate to take over if current boss Andre Villas-Boas is sacked.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Arsene Wenger is on full alert to splash the cash after Manchester City defender Micah Richards revealed that he is considering his Etihad future. Also: Arsene Wenger hailed sensational Aaron Ramsey after his double in Cardiff blasted Arsenal seven points clear at the top.