WHAT today’s papers are saying:
SUNDAY PEOPLE: Chelsea will make a sensational £30million move for Everton talisman Marouane Fellaini in the January transfer window. Also: Angry Roberto Di Matteo claims Premier League chiefs have wrecked Chelsea’s chances of winning the Club World Cup.
THE SUN SUNDAY: Carlos Tevez: How can Gary Neville be an England coach and TV pundit? Also: Ashley Cole will be off to Paris St Germain at the end of the season - says his Mum!
SUNDAY MIRROR: Inter Milan want Mario Balotelli back at the San Siro. Also: Arsene Wenger has made Marouane Fellaini his No 1 target in the January window.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Chelsea have gone to war with football’s big guns again - this time over their bid to become World Club champions. Also: Alex Goode admitted England will need to improve when Australia visit Twickenham next weekend despite running in seven tries against Fiji.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Roberto Di Matteo has accused the Premier League of sabotaging Chelsea’s chances of being crowned FIFA Club World champions. Also: Roberto Mancini has been told he must sell at least one of his strikers if he wants to land £45m-rated Radamel Falcao.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Arsene Wenger is ready to break the bank at last with a £30million bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani as the Frenchman bids to save Arsenal’s season. Also: Theo Walcott’s notorious injury hoodoo struck again yesterday to plunge his England hopes into doubt.
SUNDAY TIMES: Hugh Robertson, the minister for sport, stepped into the controversy over sexual discrimination in British sport yesterday by declaring The Open should be taken away from those golf clubs that deny women full membership. Also: The Sunderland winger James McClean refused to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt during his club’s 2-1 defeat at Everton yesterday.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Captain Chris Robshaw described England’s 54-12 demolition of Fiji as a “massive step in the right direction” but accepted the team needed to improve significantly in time for Saturday’s Test against Australia. Also: Roberto Mancini is understood to have met representatives of Radamel Falcao to persuade the £45million striker to join Manchester City.
THE OBSERVER: England recorded their biggest victory since Stuart Lancaster became head coach at the end of last year, putting 54 points on a weakened Fiji, but he acknowledged the real tests were to come, with Australia, South Africa and New Zealand visiting Twickenham in the coming weeks. Also: Theo Walcott is an injury doubt for England’s friendly in Sweden on Wednesday after picking up an injury during a 3-3 home draw against Fulham that again exposed Arsenal’s frailties.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: The Football Association’s governance department has carried out its interviews into Chelsea’s complaint about referee Mark Clattenburg allegedly making a racist remark to John Obi Mikel and a decision is expected this week on whether he will face a disciplinary charge. Also: Manchester United recovered from two goals down to beat Aston Villa and Fulham shared six goals with Arsenal in an equally eventful encounter as the Premier League proved once more yesterday why television companies all over the world pay such vast sums for it.