Football: Today’s paper talk

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A round-up of the best football stories making the back pages of Tuesday morning’s national newspapers…
Tim Sherwood is closing in on the manager’s job at Crystal Palace.
Carlo Ancelotti has told Angel Di Maria he can leave Real Madrid for Manchester United if he wants.
Southampton will reject a new £17m Tottenham offer for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Sunderland want Napol forward Eduardo Vargas on loan.
Norwich have targeted striker Cameron Jerome and centre-half Carlos Cuellar.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to offer Nani as part of a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo.
United and Chelsea have been given a weekend deadline to bid for Roma’s £25m-rated defender Mehdi Benatia.
Arsenal are hopeful of signing £6m Greece defender Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos.
Hull fear Robert Snodgrass could be out until Christmas with a dislocated kneecap, while Steve Bruce has his eye on Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar.
Atletico Madrid will consider moving for Liverpool’s Daniel Agger if they lose cetre-half Diego Godin to Bayern Munich.
Tottenham are willing to let Benoit Assou-Ekotto leave on a free transfer.
QPR and Julio Cesar are discussing a severance payment ahead of the goalkeeper’s proposed move to Benfica.
Malky Mackay has edged ahead of Tim Sherwood in the race to become Crystal Palace boss.
Leicester are set to sign Marseille right-back Rod Fanni.
Chris Powell is favourite to become Huddersfield manager.
Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata is wanted by Anderlecht.
Marcos Rojo has apologised to Sporting Lisbon for going on strike as he attempts to smooth the way for a move to Manchester United.
Glenn Hoddle is the shock third name on the shortlist to be Crystal Palace boss.
Departed Palace manager Tony Pulis will compete for the West Ham job with David Moyes if Sam Allardyce leaves.
Southampton have failed with a £10m bid for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.
Celtic hope to beat UEFA red tape to get Mubarak Wakaso registered in time for their Champions League qualifier with Maribor.

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