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

The Sun: Real Madrid are willing to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club — if they can recoup the £80million they paid for him.

Also: England scout Alan Cork feared he was going to die in the Paris massacre.

And: Cesc Fabregas let rip at Chelsea’s campaign of chaos by revealing: “This season is being f*****!”

Daily Mirror: Arsenal are ready to offer Mesut Ozil a new contract.

Also: Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao will be offered a January escape route to Valencia.

Daily Star: Lionel Messi wants a staggering £600,000 a week to play in the Premier League.

Also: Manchester United are keen on Leeds starlet Lewis Cook.

And: Jesse Lingard is in line to pocket a £50,000 bonus after being called into the England squad.

Plus: Steven Gerrard quit international football 16 long months ago – but still can’t believe the midfield debate between him and Frank Lampard still rages on.

Daily Mail: Cristiano Ronaldo will play his last home league Clasico next Saturday with his slow divorce from Real Madrid coming to an inevitable conclusion next May.

Daily Express: Fulham striker Moussa Dembele admits he’s ‘flattered’ by the recent interest from the Premier League.

Also: Red Star Belgrade teenager Marko Grujic has confirmed interest from Chelsea.

Metro: Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

Also: Arsenal are still pursuing the transfer of Edinson Cavani, according to reports.

And: Manchester United are in talks with Alexis Sanchez over a £53million deal to sign him from Arsenal, according to reports.

Daily Telegraph: Everton defender Leighton Baines is at ease with the future after reflecting on life and football

The Times: France’s players will arrive in London in a state of shock this morning, with some unhappy at being told that tomorrow’s friendly international against England must go ahead.

Also: If there were England players who felt a sense of unease as they reconvened last night before a match that has lost much of its significance in a sporting context, then it is safe to assume that Jesse Lingard was not among them.

The Guardian: The full France squad, with the bereaved Lassana Diarra in their number, will travel to London on Monday before the friendly against England at Wembley united in defiance in the aftermath of the terrorist atrocities in Paris.

The Independent: British police expect at least half a million British football fans to travel to the European Championship Finals in France next summer and are preparing for the huge task of ensuring that the travel advice relevant to the security risk is known and understood, in the light of Friday’s atrocities in Paris.

Also: A group of travelling supporters had their flags confiscated by Spanish authorities after England’s defeat to Spain and were told it carried a ‘racist symbol’ – the crossed irons of West Ham United.

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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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