Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to make a club record bid to sign Spanish U21 star Juan Mata. The signing of Mata would certainly prove a coup by the Frenchman and will certainly go some way of appeasing his doubters.
In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that include a plot to bribe Carlos Tevez; Chelsea deny that Hiddink was first choice, while Manchester United eye up a move for Thiago.
Southgate wants major change – Sky Sports
Plot to bribe Tevez – Sun
Arsenal make club record £18m bid for Juan Mata – Daily Mail
Hiddink ‘not approached’ – Daily Telegraph
Villas-Boas must win over players, says Wilkins – Independent
Magpies reject Barton rumours – Sky Sports
United’s shock bid for Spain and Barca hero – Mirror
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