From the Back Pages, November 25: Ilkay Gundogan drops Manchester United transfer hint as Borussia Dortmund star says he’s keen Premier League move

Ilkay Gundogan has pricked up the ears of Manchester United after the Borussia Dortmund midfielder revealed he is open to a move to the Barclays Premier League. (Daily Mail)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Brendan Rodgers will be given time to try and turn Liverpool around. Rodgers admits he could face the sack after Liverpool slumped to a fourth straight defeat at Crystal Palace yesterday and the Reds have made their worst start to a Premier League season in 22 years. (The Mirror)

It took winning the Champions League for the famously inscrutable Roberto Di Matteo to raise a smile at Chelsea, so an early reunion six weeks after taking charge of Schalke was never going to have him jumping for joy. The fiery José Mourinho will meet the ultimate Ice Man this evening in a rainy Ruhr Valley. (The Times)

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‘I am not that arrogant to think I can’t be sacked,’ admits Brendan Rodgers. (The Independent)

BILLIONAIRE shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes Arsenal need to strengthen in every position if they are to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. (The Express)

Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton: Nathaniel Clyne scored a delightful 80th-minute equaliser for Southampton at Villa Park. (The Guardian)

Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy were on Monday night confirmed as the leading contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award – but Scottish athletes were ironically excluded from the final shortlist. (The Telegraph)