BB Round-up – Chelsea and City battle for Brazilian, Villa eye strikers, Spurs ace on the move

Much of the football news in the newspapers this morning surrounds England’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2018 World Cup. The English media is outraged, yet it is widely thought that the FIFA executive committee turned their back on the English bid due to the actions of the media.

There are also a few rumours to report, with British clubs battling to sign a Brazilian defender and Manchester City planning wholesale changes in player personnel in January.

Anson: FIFA blame the mediaSky Sports

Aston Villa eye brand new strike-force – IM Scouting

Life’s a beach for Blackpool – Guardian

West Ham offer Sidwell an escape route – talkSPORT

Bruce: Welbeck is playing too well – Mail

Fellaini: Everton are angrySky Sports

City and Chelsea battle for Luiz – Mirror

Dos Santos finally set to leave Spurs for good – IM Scouting

Schwarzer gives up on Arsenal – Mail


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