The top stories making Friday’s back pages in the UK…
The Sun: Mark Hughes is ready to send Jose Mourinho closer to the axe at Stoke tomorrow.
Also: Roy Hodgson has delivered an incredible warning to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.
And: Nemanja Matic has stunned the football world by revealing he will actually MISS Jose Mourinho ranting from the touchline tomorrow.
Daily Mirror: Steve McClaren is interested in a January move for Andros Townsend.
Also: Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool still have to “learn how to win”, despite a vital victory in Kazan.
And: Cristiano Ronaldo has offered Jose Mourinho some encouragement, admitting he sees the Chelsea manager as one of the top coaches in world football.
Daily Star: Claudio Ranieri has told Riyad Mahrez to forget about leaving Leicester.
Also: Jonny Evans says under-fire Wayne Rooney will relish proving his critics wrong.
And: Wojciech Szczesny is an “uncontrollable lunatic”, according to former Juventus keeper Stefano Tacconi.
Plus: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can cope without Jose Mourinho on Saturday now their confidence is back.
Daily Mail: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be able to communicate with his backroom team during Saturday’s stadium ban.
Also: Everton have put a £45million price tag on Romelu Lukaku in an attempt to ward off potential buyers next summer.
Daily Express: Jurgen Klopp saluted Jordon Ibe as a “big talent” who will continue to improve after his first goal for the club secured a valuable Europa League win last night.
Also: Jamie Vardy has been warned he has no right to demand to play as a central striker for England despite his trailblazing Premier League form.
Metro: Cristiano Ronaldo has received an offer to join Manchester United and is now deciding whether to accept, according to reports.
Also: Ronaldo told a team-mate in 2014 that he would move back to Manchester United within two years, claims Guillem Balague.
And: Arsenal are facing an early exit from the Champions League after being thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich, which could serve as a wake-up call about the state of their squad.
Daily Telegraph: The priority that Arsène Wenger is placing on the Premier League informed the decision not to risk Laurent Koscielny in the 5-1 drubbing by Bayern Munich – with the defender now likely to join Mikel Arteta and David Ospina in returning for Sunday’s derby against Tottenham.
The Times: Three draws followed by three victories: Liverpool are settling nicely into the Jürgen Klopp era, their sixth match under the German last night featuring arguably their most accomplished performance.
Also: Mousa Dembélé is the player least likely to feel at home in the high-octane system favoured by Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, but it was his third goal in as many games that overcame a resurgent Anderlecht at White Hart Lane last night.
The Guardian: The Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores has refused to rule out a move for Emmanuel Adebayor and hinted he would welcome the arrival of the former Tottenham striker.
Also: Two down for Tottenham this week and, while the big one down the road is all that really matters, Mauricio Pochettino will certainly be a happy man going into the north London derby this weekend.