From the Back Pages, December 5: Louis van Gaal set to break the £350m mark

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United’s spending could soar to up to £350 million in two years, with Louis van Gaal planning another radical overhaul of his squad next summer. (The Times)

Pickpocket Sergio Aguero can help Manchester City steal Premier League title from Chelsea. (The Independent)

Alastair Cook has been banned for the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka following England’s slow over-rate in Wednesday’s five-wicket win. Eoin Morgan will take over as England captain for their next match, on Sunday in Colombo. (The Guardian)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been sent to Los Angeles to continue his recovery from a thigh injury. (The Mirror)

Mario Balotelli has submitted examples of the discrimination he has suffered as he seeks to avoid an FA charge over an allegedly anti-Semitic and racist message he posted on Instagram. (Daily Mail)

LIVERPOOL are closing in on a move for Manchester United target Martin Odegaard after offering him a trial. (The Express)

Arsenal are ready to make an £8 million January bid for the Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings. (The Telegraph)