Benzema to Arsenal FC? Van Gaal to sign new Man Utd deal? Ceballos to Liverpool FC? Sunday’s back pages

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

The Sun: David De Gea has a £30million buy-out clause in his new contract.

Also: Everton and Newcastle are both tracking Burnley centre-back Michael Keane.

And: Anthony Martial did his talking on the pitch in a stunning debut from the £36million teenager.

Plus: Manuel Pellegrini reignited his feud with Alan Pardew as the pair squared up in another touchline bust-up.


Sunday Mirror: Saido Berahino looks certain to reject the offer of a new contract from West Bromwich Albion.

Also: Kevin Nolan has spoken to Bolton about making an emotional return.

And: Louis van Gaal says Liverpool are a “fantastic club” – because he has a 100 per cent winning record against them.


The People: Roy Hodgson has put Kop kid Jordon Ibe on alert for a Three Lions call-up – but he won’t beg the youngster to nail his colours to England’s mast.

Also: German giants Bayern Munich have joined the growing clutch of big clubs chasing Birmingham City wonder kid Demarai Gray.


Daily Star Sunday: Louis van Gaal is ready to follow David De Gea in signing a new contract at Manchester United.

Also: David Beckham wants Wayne Rooney to join his MLS Miami football franchise.


Mail on Sunday: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini does not think £60 million-rated Juventus star Paul Pogba, 22, compares with his own powerhouse midfielder Yaya Toure.


Sunday Express: Manchester City are set to miss out on their prime summer transfer target Paul Pogba who they face on Tuesday night.


Metro: Arsenal are ready to make a new bid to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, according to reports.

Also: Louis van Gaal is set to put off retirement and sign a new deal at Manchester United, according to reports.

And: Liverpool have identified Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos as a top target ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.


Sunday Telegraph: Tim Sherwood will consider another move for Emmanuel Adebayor in January after claiming the Tottenham Hotspur outcast would play for nothing.

Also: It was not the way Anthony Martial put Martin Skrtel on his backside. Nor was it the manner in which Manchester United’s £39 million teenager shoved off the challenge of Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne. What sent Old Trafford into raptures was the composure of the clinical finish by the 19-year-old who may have gone from panic-buy to inspired signing in the space of 10 seconds.


Sunday Times: Christian Benteke may see out the rest of his career without scoring a better goal. And yet his work of art was just a postcard from the edges of this game. A kid stole his canvas.

Also: Jose Mourinho refused to accept the blame after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat at Everton left the Premier League champions perched above the relegation zone.


The Independent on Sunday: Paul Pogba is due back in Manchester on Tuesday for his first Champions League appearance of a season that will go a long way to deciding just how much of the hype around him he is going to be able to live up to.

Also: Jose Mourinho lamented Chelsea’s bad luck after the 3-1 defeat to Everton and Goodison Park.

And: Mourinho stormed out of his pre-match interview ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Everton after he took exception to a question regarding summer transfer target John Stones.

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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