The top stories making Sunday’s back pages in the UK…The Sun: The boot that caused Wayne Rooney to suffer a near-fatal injury is under investigation by the players’ union.
Also: England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for another shock rollicking from boss Roy Hodgson today.
Sunday Mirror: Sir Alex Ferguson will ask Manchester United to pay whatever it takes to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Also: Manchester United winger Nani is threatening to run down his contract before leaving for free.
The People: Roy Hodgson will hand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a rollicking today ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday night.
Also: Anton Ferdinand is expected to snub John Terry’s handshake when the Chelsea skipper returns to Loftus Road on Saturday.
Daily Star Sunday: Manchester City are set for showdown talks with Argentina over the fitness of £38million striker Sergio Aguero.
Mail on Sunday: Wayne Rooney has revealed the horrific injury that ruled him out of the start of England’s World Cup qualifying campaign came within a millimetre of ending his career.
Also: Real Madrid are preparing a joint statement with Cristiano Ronaldo that should put an end, at least temporarily, to the uncertainty over his future.
And: Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda looks set for a move back to Lyon in January after the French club’s president confirmed they were interested in the winger’s services.
Sunday Express: John Terry is likely to miss England’s Wembley World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday night – and Saturday’s potential powder-keg clash between Chelsea and QPR.
Metro: Spartak Moscow are reportedly planning to test Arsenal’s resolve to hang on to Theo Walcott by making a bid for him in the winter transfer window.
Also: England boss Roy Hodgson faces a nervous wait to see if defender John Terry will win his race to be fit for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.
And: Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has revealed his fitness problems reached the stage where he developed a real fear of getting injured if he went on to the field.
Sunday Telegraph: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will today be given an insight into what is expected of him as an England international with Roy Hodgson suggesting he is going to deliver a dressing down to the teenager.
Also: Liverpool are to announce the creation of a “technical committee” of “football people” in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the transfer deadline day debacle that led to the club allowing Andy Carroll to go out on loan without a replacement striker being signed.
The Observer: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play a first competitive match at Wembley on Tuesday having received a stern, if timely, reminder from Roy Hodgson not to allow his recent high standards to slip.
The Independent on Sunday: The curious international career of Tom Cleverley is only two caps old but already it could be argued that the 23-year-old has come to epitomise a modern phenomenon in English football: he has established himself in the England team without quite having done so with his club side, Manchester United.