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Chelsea FC to ditch Costa? Bale to Man Utd? Ronaldo to PSG? Monday’s back pages

Diego Costa (credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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

The Sun: Cristiano Ronaldo will join Paris Saint-Germain IF he quits Real Madrid next summer.

Also: Carlo Ancelotti will be the new Bayern Munich boss should Pep Guardiola quit at the end of the season to come to the Premier League.

And: Jamie Vardy has caught the eye of Hollywood scouts who are plotting a movie about his record-breaking rags to riches tale.

Plus: Diego Costa tossed his subs bib at his Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after being left on the bench.

Daily Mirror: Diego Costa threw his substitutes’ bib at Jose Mourinho and his toys out of the pram after being dropped for the first time this season.

Also: Manchester United stars turned out in force for the UNICEF charity dinner on Sunday evening.

And: Harry Redknapp is in the frame for the Newcastle job after their Selhurst Park slaughter on Saturday.

Daily Star: Arsenal are ‘set to make an offer’ for Celta Vigo star Nolito and beat Barcelona to the forward.

Also: Diego Costa’s Chelsea future is on the line after another public bust-up with boss Jose Mourinho.

And: Mauricio Pochettino claims Chelsea are “a small team” following their shocking slump this season.

Daily Mail: Following their 1-1 draw with high-flying Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United squad returned to Old Trafford to attend the 16th annual Unicef Gala Dinner.

Daily Express: Diego Costa’s future at Chelsea is under further threat after he was dropped at White Hart lane – and appeared to hurl his bib angrily at manager Jose Mourinho when told he was not coming on.

Also: Jurgen Klopp’s mannerisms mean he can cut a curious figure at times, but the sight of a German coming over all nervous at a penalty is perhaps the most striking.

And: Everton keeper Tim Howard says wild celebrations at Ross Barkley’s goal cost his side a two points.

Metro: Gareth Bale is within reach of Manchester United as they target a marquee signing, according to reports.

Also: Manchester United have been handed a boost in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo with Rafa Benitez happy to sell, according to reports.

Daily Telegraph: Arsène Wenger had rather hopefully compared Alexis Sánchez to a lion before this match but he discovered here the hard way that his team’s talisman and main predator is indeed only human.

Also: After a prolonged mid-table sabbatical Liverpool are back in the top six and reacquainting themselves with Champions League aspirations.

The Times: Diego Costa came initially without boots, warmed up clad in so many layers that he looked en route to the Eiger, and then threw his bib over his shoulder in annoyance at not being sent on by José Mourinho.

Also: The presence of Brendan Rodgers’s successor in the adjacent dugout offered Garry Monk, the under pressure Swansea City manager, an unwelcome reminder of managerial mortality, but it is the manner in which Jürgen Klopp has galvanised Liverpool that should concern him more.

The Guardian: José Mourinho has claimed Diego Costa should consider himself “privileged” not to have been dropped to the Chelsea bench already this season.

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Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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