From the Back Pages, November 11: Man Utd beating Arsenal in hunt for £34m defender Aymeric Laporte

From the back pages
From the back pages

MANCHESTER UNITED are leading Arsenal in the race for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte. (Express)

Emmanuel Adebayor claims that his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates are struggling to cope with the pressure of playing at White Hart Lane and would rather play away from home. (The Times)

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has priced himself out of a return to management with Real Socieded. (The Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have been told to forget signing Saido Berahino this January. (Daily Mail)

A coalition of current and former players has called for a target of one in five coaches to come from a black and minority ethnic background by the end of the decade, in light of new research proving chronic under-representation that is ascribed to football’s old boys’ network. (The Guardian)

Reservations over Arsène Wenger’s defensive tactics held by former players and pundits are shared by members of his Arsenal staff. (The Telegraph)

Jenson Button’s stylish but aggressive run to fourth place for McLaren in the Brazilian Grand Prix may just have earned him the lifeline he needs to extend his contract with the team, even if Fernando Alonso does join as expected for 2015. (The Independent)