What the papers say

  • Last Updated: January 19 2014, 8:48 GMT

A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.

Alan Pardew: Reports claim he could be West Ham's new boss
Alan Pardew: Reports claim he could be West Ham's new boss

DAILY MAIL: Kevin Pietersen has almost certainly played his last Test match for England. Also: Defiant David Moyes has insisted that the best players in the world are queueing up to join Manchester United as he prepares for his Old Trafford overhaul.

SUNDAY MIRROR: Alan Pardew will be a shock contender for the West Ham manager's job - if they sack Sam Allardyce. Also: Young Premier League stars could see their wages capped under radical plans being drawn up by the FA's commission into the future of English football.

SUNDAY PEOPLE: Manchester United are gearing up for a sensational swoop on superstar Edinson Cavani as they prepare for life without Wayne Rooney. Also: Luis Suarez was at the centre of another dive row last night after Liverpool came back from the dead against Aston Villa at Anfield.

SUNDAY EXPRESS: David Moyes last night came out fighting - insisting that Manchester United are still the biggest club in the world and the top players still want to go to Old Trafford. Also: Southampton are facing fresh turmoil as speculation mounts over a buy-out bid by their former chairman Nicola Cortese.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Arsene Wenger last night saluted two-goal hero Santi Cazorla as the Gunners stayed top. Also: David Moyes has been handed a sensational £150m transfer budget and has made superstar striker Edinson Cavani a top target.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: David Moyes has refuted suggestions that Manchester United are a declining force and claims that an "incredible" number of players want to sign for the club. Also: Luis Suarez's cunning in the penalty area rescued a point to keep Liverpool in the top four of the Premier League.

THE OBSERVER: Manchester City stormed past 100 goals in all competitions in a record 34 games by defeating Cardiff City 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium. Also: David Moyes insists Manchester United remain a force to be reckoned with and that an "incredible" number of Europe's leading players want to sign for the club.

THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini watched his team become the quickest to score 100 goals in a top-flight season and then claimed they could play even better. Also: Manchester United go into today's vital match with Chelsea with manager David Moyes insisting they are still the biggest football club in the world.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Antonio Valencia lifted the lid on Manchester United's poor campaign and warned: We must win at Chelsea or our season is over. Also: Santi Cazorla bagged a double to keep Arsenal top of the Premier League.

SUNDAY TIMES: Nicolas Anelka is expected to face disciplinary charges for his "quenelle" goal celebration last month, with the Football Association due to break its silence on the controversy early this week. Also: David Moyes has scotched suggestions he is struggling to find signings to aid his revamp of Manchester United, saying an "incredible" number of players want to come to the club.


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