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 media – Sky 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
Fellaini: Everton are angry – Sky Sports
City and Chelsea battle for Luiz – Mirror
Dos Santos finally set to leave Spurs for good – IM Scouting