Paper round-up: Mutiny at Man City?

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Friday, you seductive mistress. We'd never not be best friends, would we? Squeezing this tenuous link for all its worth, what about relations at Manchester City, eh? Well, they are allegedly not great, so say the newspapers...

The Sun claims City held an "emergency inquest" after their disappointing defeat to Ajax in the Champions League. "Tensions ran high during the get-together at Carrington", says the newspaper.

The Daily Star also suggests there is trouble a-brewing at City, with the newspaper alleging that Mancini is "facing a losing battle to stop a dressing-room revolt".

Indeed, the Daily Mirror gets in on the act, reporting that the Italian coach is "facing a battle to head off a dressing-room mutiny", while the Express says there is a "growing rift" within the squad.

Meanwhile, it is reported that "Barcelona management legend Txiki Begiristain" could be handed a role as sporting director at the Etihad Stadium.

The Sun reports on Thursday's Arsenal's AGM, labelling the scenes as "X-rated", after allegations the likes of chief executive Ivan Gazidis and owner Stan Kroenke are "ruining our club".

There's an interesting line in the Daily Star that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce could be keen on signing Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. For the full story, click here.

In the Daily Mail, Ashley Cole is apparently "ready to end his feud with the Ferdinand family and shake hands with Rio ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester United on Sunday".

And in transfer news, Manchester United and City are both reportedly on red alert after Celtic's Victor Wanyama apparently snubbed an improved, extended contract offer at Parkhead.

Alan Shearer, meanwhile, is said to be a target of Ipswich Town, who are seeking a new boss after Paul Jewell's departure.

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