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Lunchtime report: November 28

Arsene Wenger has vowed to turn a deaf ear to unhappy Arsenal fans, as he made a staunch defence of his managerial record. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners boss got a rough ride at Aston Villa on Saturday, as fed-up supporters voiced their frustration as they were held to a goalless draw.

Liverpool are hopeful the managerial chaos at Chelsea will not impact on their efforts to sign Daniel Sturridge in January. (Daily Telegraph)

The appointment of Rafa Benitez could complicate matters if he intends to utilise the striker more than his predecessor Roberto Di Matteo. But, with talks having already taken place between the two clubs, it may be too late for the Spanish coach to influence the decision.

Manchester City coach David Platt remains unconcerned by reports surrounding the future of Joleon Lescott. (Sky Sports)

The defender was left out of the City squad which travelled to Chelsea at the weekend, after losing his place to Matija Nastasic in Roberto Mancini's side.

Kevin Strootman's agent has confirmed Manchester United have enquired about the Dutch star - and revealed the PSV Eindhoven midfielder wants a move to the Premier League. (talkSPORT)

The 22-year-old is one of the hottest properties in Europe right now, and Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bring him to Old Trafford.

And finally, Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has told predecessor Harry Redknapp to forget about signing Jermain Defoe. (Sky Sports)

The newly-appointed QPR manager has been linked with a move for the England striker, as he looks to save the Premier League basement boys from relegation.

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