Roy Hodgson has bowed to the demands of Brendan Rodgers by leaving Daniel Sturridge out of the England squad.
A look at the transfer news and gossip in Thursday's national newspapers.
Per Mertesacker has warned Chelsea Arsenal will put up a sterner test than when the sides met at Stamford Bridge last term.
Fernando Alonso says there is "no news" about his future, but has again refused to rule out a move from Ferrari.
Andy Murray strolled into the quarter-finals of the China Open on Wednesday with a straightforward victory over Pablo Cuevas.
Lewis Hamilton feels he is more mature and has a better work ethic than when he won the world title in 2008.
Exeter star Tom Johnson has been ruled out of England's autumn internationals due to a neck injury.
Ireland's Sean O'Brien is a doubt for the Six Nations after being ruled out for six months.
Steven Gerrard blasted Liverpool for being "too soft" during their 1-0 Champions League defeat in Basel.
England will take on Italy in a glamour friendly next year, the Football Association has announced.
Arsene Wenger says there is more to come from Danny Welbeck after his hat-trick saw Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1.
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After a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Christian Benteke could rejoin the Aston Villa squad ahead of a tough run of fixtures which sees them face Manchester City, live on Sky Sports 1 this Saturday.
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