Ancelotti to Chelsea FC? Man Utd eye Chelsea starlet? Saponara to Liverpool FC? Wednesday’s back pages

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The top stories making Wednesday’s back pages in the UK…

The Sun: Chelsea transfer guru Michael Emenalo is the latest senior figure to feel the heat of the club’s disastrous season.

Also: FA chairman Greg Dyke fears a string of World Cups have been awarded with ‘a pile of bungs’.

And: Carlo Ancelotti has shot back to the top of the list as a possible replacement for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Plus: Paul Lambert is Blackburn’s No 1 target as manager after sacking Gary Bowyer.


Daily Mirror: Pep Guardiola will be offered a staggering £17million-a-year to stay at Bayern Munich – and snub a move to the Premier League.

Also: Former Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic tops Blackburn’s list to succeed the sacked Gary Bowyer.

And: Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has explained the reasons behind his indifferent start to life at Old Trafford, and vowed to recapture his best form.


Daily Star: Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is facing FA charges over allegations he has paid transfer bungs and broken rules over third party ownership.

Also: Sergio Aguero has set his sights on shooting down Liverpool to celebrate his comeback from injury.

And: Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has been told to forget about a new contract – for now.


Daily Mail: With Diwali fast approaching, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken of his admiration for Indian culture, in particular Mahatma Gandhi and his peaceful principles.


Daily Express: Liverpool are preparing a bid for highly-rated Empoli attacker Riccardo Saponara, according to reports.

Also: Jesse Lingard is being made to wait for a new contract by Manchester United, despite a strong start to the season.


Metro: Manchester United are reportedly in pole position to complete the transfer of Chelsea’s Charly Musonda.


Daily Telegraph: Arsène Wenger has outlined his fear that doping in football is a serious but largely undetected problem.

Also: Greg Dyke revealed on Tuesday that the Football Association had hired a QC to approach Fifa with a view to reclaiming the £21 million invested in England’s futile bid for the 2018 World Cup finals tournament.

And: Sergio Agüero is on course to end his seven-game injury lay-off by returning to action in Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool next week.


The Times: Arsène Wenger has claimed that football is not immune from the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs and told of his pride at never resorting to such methods.

Also: Franz Beckenbauer is under pressure to explain his part in Germany’s 2006 World Cup scandal after the emergence of a document directly linked to the legendary player and coach.


The Guardian: With athletics embroiled in the most serious of its many doping scandals, Arsène Wenger has again voiced his concern that it is a serious issue in football.

Henry Bown
Henry Bown is a UK-based sportswriter with a particular passion for soccer. Henry has been writing a range of sports content for several years, but has more recently decided to focus on soccer specifically. When he's not writing, you'll usually find him watching a match - or two!

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