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ENGLAND REACTION

Shame - Racist abuse and punch-up mar Under-21s win; Farce - England game rained off... as roof left open

Full story: Daily Mail

Washout - Game called off after Polish officials choose not to close the roof... and it hoses

Full story: Daily Express

Wet and Wild - England coach Roy Hodgson fears another shambles after last night's waterlogged Warsaw disaster. Serbia face being kicked out of European competition after their Under-21 players and coach attacked England's stars

Full story: Daily Mirror

Water Farce! - England fury after washout in Warsaw

Full story: Daily Star

What A Farce - England's World Cup qualifier washed out after Poles fail to shut stadium roof

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Farce and fury for England - World Cup qualifier in Warsaw rained off after Under-21s suffer racial abuse

Full story: The Times (subscription only)

Warsaw Washout

Full story: The Independent

Racist Thugs - Danny Rose suffers monkey taunts, Serb coach nuts our coach; Drips - Polish roof blunder means England must play today

Full story: The Sun

Farce - England fury as waterlogged pitch in Poland leads to postponement; Disgrace - Rose racially abused while Under-21 team-mates and staff attacked in Serbia

Full story: The Guardian

...AND SCOTLAND

Go Now - End of the line for Scotland coach Craig Levein

Full story: Daily Record

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Roberto Mancini has identified Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, 24, as Manchester City's next big-name signing and wants to reunite the Spain World Cup winner with Yaya Toure.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets
Busquets has twice won the Champions League with Barcelona along with three La Liga titles

Chelsea target Neymar, 20, has put the Premier League on red alert after revealing he wants to learn English.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United midfielder Nani, 25, is being targeted by AC Milan as the Italian giants look to secure a cut-price £12m deal to take the player to the San Siro next summer.

Full story: Metro

Brendan Rodgers will not make a £20m bid for Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, 23, but the Liverpool manager is interested in a deal if he is allowed to take him on loan to begin with.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are considering making another move for Marseille striker Loic Remy, 25, in January as a possible replacement for Sturridge.

Full story: London Evening Standard

OTHER GOSSIP

Fernando Torres has revealed the full depth of his despair at Chelsea last season, admitting it reached the stage when he and other team-mates no longer cared whether the team won or lost.

Full story: El Pais (in Spanish)

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere
Wilshere, 20, has not started a competitve match since June 2011 due to injury

Queens Park Rangers midifelder Joey Barton, who is serving a 12-match ban, has been pictured squaring up to Istre's Guy-Roland Niangbo during a friendly match for Marseille, where 30-year-old Barton is on loan.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal have arranged a behind-closed-doors practice match at their London Colney training ground against a Chelsea XI in an attempt to hasten 20-year-old Jack Wilshere's return to first-team football.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Hard-up Hearts have told the bulk of their first team - up to 12 players - that they will have to wait again to get their wages after their monthly salaries failed to be paid yesterday.

Full story: Daily Express

Hearts are already under a transfer embargo following last month's delay in paying player salaries.

Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama's agent says it would be premature to say the midfielder is close to an agreement over a new contract, despite the 21-year-old being offered an extension beyond the summer of 2014.

Full story: Daily Express

Ross County manager Derek Adams plans to slash wages from his squad budget to release funds for new signings in January.

Full story: The Herald

Queen's Park are likely to ditch plans to move to Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium during the refurbishment of Hampden Park for the 2014 Commonwealth Games - and instead choose Airdrie United's Excelsior Stadium - because of the possibility of their Glasgow rivals being promoted to the Scottish Premier League, which frowns on groundsharing.

Full story: The Scotsman

AND FINALLY

After Tuesday's World Cup qualifier was postponed in Poland, the weather forecast in Warsaw is for showers on Wednesday. England manager Roy Hodgson has already expressed concern over the time it will take to repair the surface, which was relaid only last week at a cost of £115,000.

Full story: The Guardian

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