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What the papers say: October 13

Daily Mail

- Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been handed a new five-year contract to stay at Old Trafford.

- Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller claims he turned down a move to Chelsea last summer.

- John Terry made a plea for Chelsea fans to back the club's bid to repurchase the freehold of Stamford Bridge.

- Manchester United scouts watched Italy's Riccardo Montolivo during his country's 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.

Daily Mirror

- Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is being lined up to be new face of Major League Soccer if David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy.

- Manchester United are tracking Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.


- David Beckham has fuelled speculation that he could retire from football in November, after admitting he’d love to take up a Zinedine Zidane-like director of football role at Manchester United.

- Villarreal have warned off Manchester United from making a bid for Bruno Soriano.

- Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Wayne Rooney has gone dark following his sending off for England.


The Guardian

- John W Henry, the principal owner of Liverpool, has acknowledged he knew "virtually nothing" of English football before buying the Reds.

- Manchester City have found Carlos Tevez guilty of refusing to play but the player has indicated he will contest the charge.

- Wayne Rooney will receive a three-match ban for violent conduct if Uefa's disciplinary regulations are followed to the letter on Thursday.

The Sun

- Chelsea will make a fresh bid for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin in the New Year, and could finance part of the deal by selling Alex.

- Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski admits he could leave Arsenal in January if he is still frozen out of the team.

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