Paper Review: Arsenal Back for Rooney, Mata Must Adapt, Spurs to Spend Again
Rooney, though, is focused on the Manchester derby on Sunday and has a warning for City ahead of the game.
But who else is making the headlines on Saturday? Read on to find out more.
Wenger to Wait on Current Forwards Before Making Rooney Move in January
The arrival of Mesut Ozil and Arsenal's recent form have seen an upturn in fortunes for Wenger since the Premier League opening-day defeat to Aston Villa, but will the Gunners boss further boost his title hopes with a move for Rooney in January?
According to Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Star, Wenger has hinted that a move for the England international could be on the cards if his current forwards are not up to scratch.
Antony Kastrinakis of The Sun (subscription required) follows a similar line with Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo to be given a chance alongside Olivier Giroud before Wenger decides on a January move for Rooney.
That honour, instead, falls to matches against Liverpool, according to the former Everton forward.
Jose Mourinho Warns Juan Mata He Must Adapt to New Chelsea Style
The absence of Mata from the Chelsea team under Mourinho this season has left some Stamford Bridge supporters baffled, but the Blues boss has finally revealed his reasoning behind the decision.
And Mourinho has challenged Mata to dislodge the Brazil international from that position by adapting his game to the style the Chelsea boss is looking for.
Blues defender David Luiz has also felt the wrath of Mourinho following the defeats to Everton and FC Basel and has been dropped from the squad to face Fulham on Saturday, reports Shaun Custis of The Sun (subscription required).
Tottenham Preparing Further Spending in January Transfer Window
One of the most spectacular aspects of the summer transfer window was the spending spree Tottenham boss Villas-Boas embarked on as Gareth Bale prepared to join Real Madrid in a world-record £86 million deal.
Seven new players, including Roberto Soldado and Christian Eriksen, arrived at the club for a total of £108 million, but White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy will open the club coffers again in January, according to Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail.
Villas-Boas will make Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao his first port of call in January, claims Mokbel, as he seeks to bolster his squad further.
FA Battles Turkey for Right to Stage Euro 2020 Final and Semi-Finals
The Football Association is preparing to launch a bid to stage the 2020 European Championship final and semi-finals, according to Mike McGrath of The Sun (subscription required).
Istanbul is the strong favourite to stage the final after the country lost out to Tokyo in the race to hold the Olympic Games in 2020, claims the report.
But the FA will bid to usurp the Turkish capital as UEFA prepares to stage the tournament across the continent instead of using just one country or a joint bid of recent history.
Hampden Park in Glasgow, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and Cardiff's Millennium Stadium are also in the running to stage matches, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Meanwhile, UEFA president Michel Platini claims the decision to award the 2022 World Cup finals to Qatar was a political choice, writes Owen Gibson of The Guardian.
Bits and Pieces: Mario Balotelli, Alex Song, Ross Barkley, Ezequiel Garay
The former Manchester City striker particularly annoyed Milan and Italy teammate Stephan El-Shaarawy during the photo shoot by playing with his hair before the pictures were taken.
Anyone familiar with El-Shaarawy's unique hairstyle will understand that fooling around with it will only lead to problems and Balotelli's antics were not appreciated.
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