Newspaper round-up - September 1

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Take a breath, for it is over. The transfer window is closed, not to be opened until January 1, 2013. Fear not, though, for On The Move lives on in the form of a daily newspaper round-up. Each morning we will sum up what the printed press have to say. So, bookmark this page, and grab yourself a coffee and croissant, as we press our noses against the ink to fill you in on all the gossip and reports.

The Sun: Roberto Mancini is a frustrated customer, according to the paper. Apparently, despite spending around £50 million, the Italian is annoyed it having missed out on his top targets. In other news, Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Wayne Rooney's injury could be a blessing. We will have more on this on site shortly.

The Mirror: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been left "reeling" after his side failed to land Clint Dempsey. If Luis Suarez gets injured, the Reds could indeed be in a spot of bother. Former Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish reckons Andy Carroll will be a hit at West Ham. Elsewhere, Mancini believes he would have been sacked had his side not claimed their last-gasp glory against QPR.

Elsewhere: Sunderland are offering late competition to Stoke in the chase to sign Michael Owen, reports the Mail. The Daily Star says Martin Jol has "blasted" his former club Spurs for their late transfer dealings. The paper also carries quotes from Ferguson, who has ranted at the FA for revealing that Ashley Young was injured.

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