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Paper talk: Fergie plea over vile Wenger songs; Baggiess want £5m Dindane: QPR want Bolton's Helguson

Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United fans to stop their vile Arsene Wenger chants, Chelsea have been told they face a fight to sign Michael Owen and Gabriel Agbonlahor admits he was furious with Joey Barton after their spat at Newcastle on Monday night - all this and more in today's papers.

THE SUN

Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United fans: Stop your vile Arsene Wenger chants. Also: Arsene Wenger insists he will never sacrifice his football principles just to silence Arsenal's critics...Joe Kinnear has warned Chelsea they face a fight to land Michael Owen.

DAILY MIRROR

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Arsene Wenger to stop moaning about his Arsenal players being roughed up and warned them they are too soft. Also: Rafael Benitez goes into contract talks insisting he wants to build a dynasty with Liverpool. West Brom are hoping to secure Lens striker Aruna Dindane on loan with a view to a permanent 5m deal. QPR are hoping to solve their striking problems with a loan move for Bolton striker Heidur Helguson.

THE TIMES

Manchester United have sent Owen Hargreaves to the United States to visit Richard Stearman, the world renowned knee surgeon, in the latest bid to cure the England midfielder of the persistent tendinitis that is threatening his career. Also: Joe Jordan is expected to become the first Portsmouth employee to follow Harry Redknapp to Tottenham after leaving his job as first-team coach at Fratton Park yesterday.

DAILY STAR

Arsenal have beefed up security around Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of today's showdown with Manchester United. The United boss was furious about the lack of protection offered to him, his staff and players on the bench last season. Also: Gabriel Agbonlahor admits he was furious with Joey Barton after their spat at Newcastle on Monday night...Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood last night blasted critics of boss Arsene Wenger.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsene Wenger last night called on his young guns to return to winning ways against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium today and prove to a growing number of critics that his team are capable of winning trophies.

DAILY MAIL

Arsene Wenger last night warned disillusioned Arsenal fans the he will never sacrifice his principles despite a barrage of criticism over his team's alarming slump. Also: Martin Johnson starts the biggest job in world rugby at Twickenham today convinced he has all the support he needs to restore England as a global superpower.

DAILY EXPRESS

Bernie Ecclestone was yesterday desperately back-peddling to try to clear the air with Lewis Hamilton after being criticised for reportedly making light of racist abuse targeted at the new world champion. Also: Joe Kinnear is braced for a stampede of clubs battling for Michael Owen's signature once the Newcastle striker becomes free to negotiate his next contract in January.

THE GUARDIAN

Diego Maradona launched his whistle-stop tour of Europe by paying a flying visit to the training grounds of Manchester United and Liverpool. Also: Michael Owen would be "spoilt for choice" if he decided to leave Newcastle, according to Joe Kinnear.

THE INDEPENDENT

The Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez wants a new five-year contract signed and sealed before the end of the month and is not rejecting out-of-hand suggestions that it may be secured within a week.

 
 
 

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