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Ronaldo to Man Utd? Terry to leave Chelsea FC? Arsenal FC and Chelsea both lose – Wednesday’s back pages

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

The Sun: The Football Association could be looking for a new chairman next year.

Also: Yann M’Vila has leapt to the defence of Dick Advocaat — insisting the players are to blame for Sunderland’s shocking start.

And: Arsenal face a humiliating Champions League KO after a shambolic night at the Emirates.

Plus: Jose Mourinho blasted the ‘ridiculous’ blunder which plunged Chelsea’s season into fresh turmoil.

Daily Mirror: John Terry is being offered a big final pay-day in China.

Also: Steven Gerrard admitted it was “a dream” of his for Jose Mourinho to take charge of Liverpool.

Daily Star: Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Chelsea skipper John Terry still has a lot to offer Chelsea.

Daily Mail: Manchester United are willing to rip up Victor Valdes’ contract, but only if he leaves the Premier League.

Also: The destination of Tottenham’s home in 2017-18 could yet be Milton Keynes.

Daily Express: Carlton Cole’s proposed move to Celtic could be in jeopardy after the former England striker suffered an injury in training at Lennoxtown yesterday.

Also: Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed he doesn’t always understand Wayne Rooney because of his “scouser” accent.

Metro: Louis van Gaal has reiterated his intentions of sticking to a promise made to his wife about retiring from football in 2017.

Also: Manchester United will bid £92.5million this summer in an attempt to prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid, according to reports.

Daily Telegraph: Jose Mourinho insisted that he was right to leave the strikers Radamel Falcao and Loïc Rémy in England after Chelsea endured a Champions League Group G defeat by his former club Porto.

Also: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come under ferocious attack from pundits and punters alike after Arsenal slumped to one of the worst defeats of his managerial reign.

The Times: Manuel Pellegrini was forced to jump into a taxi and race back home yesterday afternoon after turning up at Manchester airport with the wrong passport.

Also: José Mourinho condemned his players last night for making “two ridiculous mistakes” as Chelsea slumped to their fifth defeat of the season against Porto, his former club.

And: Arsène Wenger insisted last night that it would be a “farce” to identify his decision to pick David Ospina ahead of Petr Cech as the root cause of Arsenal’s defeat at home to Olympiacos.

The Guardian: Chelsea are expected to sign the former Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a short-term basis as they seek experienced cover for their injured first-choice, Thibaut Courtois.

Kirk is a lifelong follower of all motorsports, particularly Formula 1, Nascar and WRC. When not found at the side of the circuit, eyes stinging from the burnt rubber, he also covers tennis, eSports and other categories for us.



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