Football: Newspaper round-up

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Round-up of the leading stories making the back pages of today’s national newspapers.
THE SUN Manchester United have been told it will take more than £20million to land Daley Blind, and boss Louis van Gaal may now be ready to meet Ajax’s asking price before Monday’s transfer deadline after his side’s humiliation by MK Dons.
Tottenham left-back Danny Rose will be Roy Hodgson’s shock England pick. Wayne Rooney is set to be named skipper ahead of Wednesday’s Norway match.
Seville are set to rescue Gaston Ramirez from his Southampton misery.
Miroslav Klose claims the hardest spell of his career was playing for Louis van Gaal at Bayern Munich.
Neil Warnock has moved to bury the hatchet with Jason Puncheon after confirming his shock return to Crystal Palace.
Chelsea are staring down the barrel of a £72million loss on Fernando Torres.
Real Madrid are preparing a £50million raid to snatch Radamel Falcao from under the noses of Arsenal and Juventus.
QPR have made a £2million bid for Reading keeper Alex McCarthy.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been forced to retire because of a heart defect.
Chris Coleman plans “serious talks” before deciding if Ched Evans plays for Wales again.
DAILY STAR Neil Warnock has unfinished business to attend to after his shock return to Crystal Palace. The veteran manager got straight to work lining up a season-long loan for Selhurst Park favourite Wilfired Zaha from Manchester United.
Jonny Evans astonishingly admitted he will look back on Manchester United’s MK Dons hiding with pride – because he was made captain.
Samuel Eto’o has ended his feud with Jose Mourinho and will shake hands with the Chelsea boss on Saturday.
West Ham have sent out-of-favour striker Modibo Maiga to French side Metz on loan for the rest of the season.
Fulham are set to sign Hungary keeper Gabor Kiraly from 1860 Munich on a free for the season.
Sheffield Wednesday want Manchester United right-back Marnick Vermijl on a season-long loan deal.
DAILY MAIL Roy Hodgson will turn to England’s kids by naming Fabian Delph, Calum Chambers, Danny Rose and John Stones in his first squad since the World Cup.
Manchester United have spoken to Sporting Lisbon about central midfielder William Carvalho.
West Ham are in talks over a deal for Rennes defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyak, who is training with the club as they consider a £1.5m transfer.
QPR will sign Gremio defender Bressan on a one-year loan.
Fernando Torres is ready to accept a loan move from Chelsea to AC Milan, but midfielder Marco van Ginkel has opted to stay at Stamdford Bridge.
Sunderland are closing in on a deal for Inter Milan’s Ricky Alvarez.
Burnley are looking to revive a bid for Derby defender Richard Keogh.
DAILY EXPRESS Manchester United are considering moves for Arturo Vidal and Daley Blind to ease their crisis and take their spending in 2014 to £220million.
Steve Bruce is preparing to break Hull’s transfer record by paying £10million for Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.
THE INDEPENDENT Manchester United are ready to rival Arsenal’s interest in Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho.
Wales manager Chris Coleman has insisted that Real Madrid are happy for Gareth Bale to play on a 3G pitch of the surface in Andorra is given the all-clear by FIFA.
DAILY MIRROR Brendan Rodgers plans to give Mario Balotelli his Liverpool debut at Tottenham on Sunday.
New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pchettino ran a personal check on Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck at MK Dons on Tuesday.
Former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa wants to return to the Premier League after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.
THE TIMES Sunderland have offered £6million for Virgil van Dijk after Toby Alderweireld rejected a move to the Wearside club.
Southampton are weighing up a move for Alessio Cerci after the winger was left out of the Torino squad for their Europa League play-off against RNK Split.
Shinji Kagawa’s spell at Manchester United appears to be coming to an end after interest from Valencia in the player.

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