Paper Round: Antonio Conte warns Chelsea stars, West Ham set to appoint David Moyes
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his stars that any of them could be dropped. David Moyes is set to take over at West Ham. It's Monday's Paper Round.
Conte warns stars
Paper Round's view: This is a pretty stark warning. If Conte is going to go down as Chelsea boss, as more reports would have you believe, then he's going to go down on his own terms. It also doesn't look too good for Luiz and his future at Stamford Bridge...
West Ham turn to Moyes
In The Mirror it is reported that David Moyes has agreed a deal to take over at West Ham until the end of the season. Slaven Bilic is set to be sacked and whilst Marco Silva, Roberto Mancini and Mauricio Pellegrini were all sounded out none were interested in taking over and breaking their contracts. It leaves Moyes with a contract for the end of the season, with a potential further deal if he keeps them up.
Paper Round's view: This is a tough one. On the one hand it probably is time for Bilic to be sacked despite the decent work he has done with the club. On the other is Moyes, who took Sunderland down, really the man to take over...?
Leicester turned down Barcelona approach for Mahrez
Sticking with The Mirror it is reported that Barcelona had an approach for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez rejected over the summer. Roma director of football Monchi revealed that the reason the club were unable to replace Mohamed Salah was because Leicester refused to sell Mahrez. He pointed out that the Foxes also rejected the offer from Barca as well.
Paper Round's view: Refusing to sell Mahrez was an admirable stance from Leicester and he will be key under Claude Puel as they look to push up the table. Will they be able to keep Mahrez in the summer? It seems unlikely...
Fellaini to sue New Balance
Finally in The Mail, Marouane Fellaini is sueing New Balance for £2.1 million because their boots caused damage to his feet. Having left the company to join Nike, Fellaini appeared in court to claim damages.
Paper Round's view: An interesting story this. If only because it feels like we may soon be on the cusp of a real explosion in terms of boot politics within football. Sneakers are a huge deal within the NBA and it surely can't be too long before they are as important in football?