From the Back Pages, November 18: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to bid for Radamel Falcao

From the back pages
From the back pages

CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho is ready to offl oad Fernando Torres in a bold move to try and sign Monaco’s £52million striker Radamel Falcao. (The Express)

Nicklas Bendtner is already planning the next step of his career despite his involvement in Arsenal’s first team squad this season. The Danish international has been widely criticized by the North London faithful since his return from several unsuccessful loan spells, but was given another chance by Arsene Wenger because of the inability to recruit a striker in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Roy Hodgson has revealed he was close to being named Germany’s first ever foreign manager. The 66-year-old had guided Switzerland to the 1994 World Cup and Euro ‘96 before being linked with the role. (Mirror)

United States Grand Prix 2013: Sebastian Vettel completes eighth consecutive win at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. (The Telegraph)

David Haye’s never-dull boxing career looks to be lurching towards an unscheduled conclusion. The former world heavyweight champion was despondent on Sunday night after doctors told him that a five-hour operation to rebuild his right shoulder three days ago in Germany did not encourage the view he was fit to continue fighting, and said he had no choice but to heed their advice to withdraw from his 8 February fight against the unbeaten Mancunian Tyson Fury. (The Guardian)

Chris Robshaw says that England’s defeat by the All Blacks means the team must win the RBS Six Nations Championship title to prove that they have progressed. (The Times)

The loudest cheer at the home of Caledonian rugby on Sunday came when Scotland exchanged one shade of Gray for another: when Jonny Gray emerged from the bench to replace his brother Richie, thus becoming his country’s first teenage forward for 62 years. That apart, the afternoon was one long anti-climax for the home crowd. And for Scotland. (The Independent)