Papers: Wilshere to leave Arsenal
Last Updated: 01/03/18 7:01am
The back-page headlines and transfer rumours from Thursday's national newspapers.
Jack Wilshere is ready to walk away from the Emirates for free in the summer unless Arsenal significantly improve their current contract offer.
Manchester City have told Raheem Sterling he will have to wait until the end of the season before talks begin on a new deal.
Jan Oblak has signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid, dealing a blow to Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and PSG, who had all targeted the goalkeeper.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed the Eagles are already planning for life in the Championship in case they do not avoid relegation this season.
Birmingham manager Steve Cotterill has been given a stay of execution by the club's owner.
Arsenal's board and players are beginning to turn against Arsene Wenger, with a list of potential replacements is being drawn up.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he believes the Reds are one of the best teams in the world.
Alan Pardew is set to bow to player power and alter his formation in a bid to save his West Brom job.
West Ham will enter the race for West Brom's Jonny Evans at the end of the season, with Leicester and Everton also interested.
Newcastle face a club v country row with Algeria over injured loan striker Islam Slimani, who is wanted for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.
Jaap Stam is set to be offered an escape route from Reading, with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem interested in offering him their managerial vacancy.
Manchester United are set to postpone plans to revamp Old Trafford and will instead fund Jose Mourinho's transfer plans this summer.
Chelsea will delay contract talks with Thibaut Courtois until after their matches against Leicester and Barcelona, amid interest in the goalkeeper from Real Madrid.
West Ham want to offer young defender Declan Rice a new contract on around £25,000 per week.
Pep Guardiola tore into Leroy Sane during a furious dressing down at half-time of Manchester City's shock FA Cup defeat by Wigan Athletic last week.
Joan Laporta believed in the power of surprise when he helped to "change the history" of Barcelona by giving Pep Guardiola his big break, and has thrown his backing behind Thierry Henry's desire to revive Arsenal.
Gareth Southgate will watch Burnley keeper Nick Pope for the second time as he considers him for an England call-up.
Lower league club owners and executives are expected to express misgivings about plans to scrap FA Cup replays in order to accommodate a winter break in the Premier League.
Celtic are hoping to rearrange their postponed clash with Dundee for next week and face being without suspended Mikael Lustig against Rangers if they are unable to.
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