Liverpool fans will wake up to some good news with the papers in agreement that the Reds are set to make Chelsea an offer to lure Daniel Sturridge to Anfield in January. The Merseysiders made a play for Sturridge last summer on the terms of a loan, but they are after a more permanent deal for the 23-year-old who has been frustrated by his playing options at Chelsea. Sturridge has made it clear that he would like to play as a central striker which would be near impossible at Liverpool with the form Luis Suarez is in, but he would be a very valuable addition to Brendan Rodgers' attack. The Guardian reports that Chelsea are demanding £15 million for Sturridge.
Still in Liverpool and Raheem Sterling is never too far away from the headlines, whether it is for his fancy feet or his off-field dramas. The 17-year-old father has been in scintillating form this season, but he earns a headline in the Mirror for all the wrong reasons today. They report that he was interviewed by detectives in connection with an alleged attack on a woman. A police spokeswoman said: "A 27-year-old woman received slight injuries during an incident in the Liverpool 8 area" after Sterling was accused of assault.
It seems Arsenal have finally given in to the demanding Theo Walcott. Just a day after Arsene Wenger insisted the club would not be letting him go any time soon - against Walcott's wishes - the Gunners have reportedly offered him a £75,000-a-week deal that should make him rethink his decision to leave the Emirates. But the Mirror says that is a 'take it or leave it' deal and there is no room for negotiations.
Roberto Di Matteo will be treating Chelsea's Champions League tie with Juventus as a determination of his career at Stamford Bridge, with the Daily Mail suggesting that Roman Abramovich has asked Pep Guardiola to end his year-long sabbatical from football early and become Di Matteo's replacement. A win in Turin would guarantee Chelsea's progression to the next phase and may just ease the pressure from the Italian.