Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal has criticised FIFA for turning the 2014 World Cup draw into a "circus" and disrespecting the late Nelson Mandela, reports Anthony Clavane of the Sunday Mirror.
World governing body president Sepp Blatter cut short a minute's silence for Mandela before the draw, and Van Gaal was unimpressed, according to Clavane:
That was a shameful action.
Mandela means so much to so many people all over the world. I did not agree with it.
It (the draw ceremony) was just one big circus.
It cost £8 million to stage. Money that could have been spent on charity, in my opinion.
This whole draw is one big fake.
West Bromwich Albion are keen to bring Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha to The Hawthorns on loan next month, reports Alan Nixon of the Sunday People.
Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, claims Alan Nixon of the Sunday People.
The unsavoury subject of match-fixing has again hit the headlines, with Mazher Mahmood of The Sun (subscription required) reporting two unnamed former Premier League players are involved in the latest allegations.
Bleacher Report columnist Glenn Hoddle has emerged as a potential replacement for Sam Allardyce if West Ham United decide on a change of managers, reports Rob Shepherd of the Mail On Sunday.