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A round-up of the main football stories in Saturday’s national newspapers.
Daniel Sturridge has revealed his agony at missing England’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland through injury.
Chelsea will not know the full extent of Diego Costa’s latest hamstring injury until Monday after he limped off in Spain’s friendly defeat to France.
Frank Lampard fears for the future of England’s young footballers because they are sent out on loan at 17, while he made his Premiership debut at the age of 17.
Read Madrid president Florentino Perez has defended his decision to sell Angel di Maria to Manchester United, claiming Real could not afford the Argentina star’s wage demands.
Gary Cahill says the bitter taste of the World Cup this summer will inspire him towards Euro 2016, saying the Brazil tournament will live with him forever.
Steven Gerrard says Brendan Rodgers thinks of his players as all part of one big family.
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent admits he is honoured to have been handed Stiliyan Petrov’s No 19 shirt.
Nikola Zigic claims he was in talks to join Arsenal but they signed Danny Welbeck instead.
Victor Valdes has got the green light to take his Anfield medical next month.
Angry Roy Hodgson laid into his England flops yesterday, stopping training after just 10 minutes to slam the players for their lacklustre efforts.
Thibaul Courtois wants to kill off Petr Cech’s hopes of ever playing for Chelsea again.
Newcastle are facing a striker crisis just weeks into the new season after summer buy Siem de Jong was ruled out for up to four months.
Jose Enrique will scrap with Alberto Moreno for Liverpool’s left-back spot – but he will also do everything he can to help hisfellow Spaniard settle at Anfield.
Ledley King claims England could be on the verge of a new golden era of world-class central defenders.
Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri has claimed England are a team of unknowns landed with the job of making up for the World Cup fiasco.
Louis van Gaal will make a £30m move for Kevin Strootman in January but Manchester United look likely to miss out on Mats Hummels.
Juan Mata is thought to be on the radar of Juventus.
Arsenal are lining up a swoop for Colombia captain Mario Yepes.
Liverpool and Manchester City are already targeting Newcastle starlet Rolando Aarons.
Daniel Sturridge was last night ruled out of England’s European Qualifier in Switzerland with a thigh injury.
Jack Wilshere has pleaded to be given a chance after being criticised for under-performing compared to Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey.
Harry Kane scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Lithuania, but England’s U21 side were unconvincing in Kaunas.
Ross McCormack has hit back at accusations by Leeds’ owner Massimo Cellino that he refused to turn up for training before his move to Fulham.
Danny Welbeck hopes to play in his favoured central role for England against Switzerland after Daniel Sturridge was ruled out through injury.
Gary Cahill says the youngsters coming into the England squad now have it much tougher than he did when he broke into the team four years ago.
Manchester United are set to snap up Marco Reus in the January transfer window.
Arsenal and Chelsea are looking to land PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Juventus are planning a raid for Liverpool defender Glen Johnson.
Nigel de Jong has hinted he is open to a move to Manchester United.
Angry Roy Hodgson proved he is getting tough with his England players after giving them both barrels in training. 
Mario Balotelli was hauled off in a Liverpool practice match at Liverpool’s Melwod training ground after a 50-50 challenge on Wolves midfielder George Saville. 
Jack Wilshere insists he is ready to deliver for club and country in the face of intense criticism from a number of former professionals.
David Beckham has given his full support to Wayne Rooney being England captain – and insisted he will be an “inspiration” to the younger players.
Shaun Maloney believes victory for Scotland over Germany on Sunday night would represent the result of a generation.
Louis van Gaal could bring Paul Pogba back to Manchester United next summer.
Fabio Borini could be a target for Inter Milan.
Aaron Lennon is convinced he can resurrect his Spurs career after pulling the plug on a move to QPR with just 15 minutes fo the transfer window remaining.
David Beckham says he would be proud to help if England came calling for his services in the future. 
Arsenal are monitoring Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk ahead of a potential January move.
Thibaut Courtois has revealed he is close to signing a new contract with Chelsea after ousting Petr Cech as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice goalkeeper.

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