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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling - who was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho for not playing through pain last weekend - has broken his toe and will be out for a month. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are willing to pay Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil £250,000 a week to tempt him away from the Gunners. The 28-year-old is Arsenal's highest-paid player but wants an increase to extend his stay. (Sun)

Stoke full-back Glen Johnson is on a list of possible January signings at Barcelona - and the 32-year-old England international will have the backing of his old Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez. (Daily Mail)

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The Daily Express back page focuses on the England v Scotland international

A member of England's 23-man squad for Euro 2016 called his agent after arriving in France and asked "can you get me out of this?" (BBC Radio 5 live)

Real Madrid were among the clubs interested in signing 24-year-old Barcelona forward Neymar before he signed a new contract with the Catalan club last month, the player's father has confirmed. (Mundo Deportivo via ESPN)

AC Milan and Napoli are both keeping an eye on Olivier Giroud's lack of football at Arsenal. The 30-year-old striker has started just one game for the Gunners this season and has 18 months left on his contract. (Daily Mirror)

The Mirror's back page leads on Wayne Rooney's recall to the England starting XI

Championship side Queen's Park Rangers are set to reappoint former manager Ian Holloway as their new boss - 10 years after he left the club. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea's 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham - who has scored 12 goals in 20 games on loan at Bristol City so far this season - accepts that he may have to leave Stamford Bridge to play Premier League football. (Squawka)

Former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is a free agent after leaving Rangers - and Derby County are among the early favourites to sign the 34-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has been tipped to move to Turkey this January, with Trabzonspor still interested in the 28-year-old after failing with a bid over the summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has moved to ease fans' fears over manager Ronald Koeman's recent claim that 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku has "greater and higher" potential than the club can match. (Talksport)

La Liga side Sevilla have ruled out signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas with the 29-year-old Spaniard set to move in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

Wales and Ipswich Town midfielder Jonny Williams, 23, has vowed to keep his mobile phone in his pocket after he filmed his team-mates celebrating England's Euro 2016 defeat against Iceland in June. (Guardian)

West Ham have been told it will cost them more than £2.5m to get rid of Turkey winger Gokhan Tore, 24, who has made just eight appearances for the Hammers and is yet to score a goal. (Sun)

German side Borussia Dortmund are hoping to convince Christian Pulisic, 18, to sign a new long-term contract amid interest from Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo)

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And finally

Some Brentford fans are unhappy with the first redesign of the club's badge since 1993 - with many claiming the club's traditional bee looks more like a wasp. (Daily Mail)

Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp says his wife Sandra's ankle injury which she sustained after he accidently drove over her in his Range Rover last month, is "like a shark bite." (Daily Star)

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