Glazers to give Moyes transfer cash to avoid disaster: The Daily Mirror is one of several papers to report that Manchester United boss David Moyes is to be handed upwards of £50 million to spend on new players in a bid to avoid "Champions League disaster". The Glazer family will free up the cash as early as January, the paper reports, in the hope that Moyes will bolster his squad with the quality he feels is currently lacking. Porto central defender Eliaquim Mangala and Everton left-back Leighton Baines are both namechecked in the article.
Paper Round's view: United's start to the new season has been disastrous by their own high standards, and it's clear new blood is needed at Old Trafford. However, despite the reports of the Glazers willingness to spend, it's difficult to ignore the glaring fact that Moyes also had money available to him during the summer. Then, United's failure to bring in truly world class players had nothing to do with a lack of finance, so this news changes little in that respect. Instead, the Glazers would probably be advised to examine they way United went about their business over the summer if they are succeed in bringing in new talent in the new year.
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Mourinho losing plot: Jose Mourinho's press conference walk-out in the build up to tonight's Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest features in most papers today. The Daily Telegraph reports that the briefing was "chaotic", while their headline claims the Chelsea boss is losing the plot and that he is "showing the strain" already this season. Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror's piece on the incident says "if there are any doubts about a manager within the Chelsea squad, the history of the Roman Abramovich era tells us they soon, and damagingly, come to the surface".
Paper Round's view: Losing the plot? Surely not quite yet. This was just pure Mourinho theatre, nothing more, nothing less. And as usual, the press are lapping it up.
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Jol a dead man walking: Fulham manager Martin Jol fears he is a "dead man walking", reports the Daily Mirror. The paper claims that the Dutchman "privately believes it is now just a matter of time before his two-year reign at Craven Cottage is terminated" and that "there are growing concerns on the board about Jol". Former Sunderland and Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is among the names in the frame and one of his lieutenants Steve Walford saw the Cardiff game. Ex-Brighton boss Gus Poyet and former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen are other contenders.
Paper Round's view: Despite the public shows of backing from new owner Shahid Khan, Jol is probably right to be concerned. One point from seven home matches tells its own tale.
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Beckham to return to MLS: David Beckham's love affair with the MLS is set to continue, with the Daily Mail reporting that the former England captain is in the final round of negotiations with backers ahead of launching a new franchise in Miami. The global superstar has almost settled in Florida, the report claims, and he is expected to announce progress before Christmas.
Paper Round's view: Beckham appears to be in a good position for backers to plough money into his venture - he had a clause in his original LA Galaxy contract, allowing him to purchase a franchise with a 25 per cent discount and given his name, this deal is an attractive one for potential investors.
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Liverpool and City track 'best young player in Argentina': The Daily Mail reports that both Liverpool and Manchester City are among the clubs to have asked about Argentina prospect Luciano Vietto. Real Madrid and Juventus are also interested in the Racing Club forward.
Paper Round's view: Excitingly, Vietto is the "best young player in Argentina." Less excitingly, they are the words of his agent Jorge Cyterszpiler, who is in no way set to earn a truckload of cash if a move to Europe materialises.
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