From the Back Pages, December 1: Jose Mourinho to bid £30m for Southampton youngster Luke Shaw

CHELSEA are ready to break the British record for a teenager and pay £30million for Southampton defender Luke Shaw. (The Express)

Sunday, 1st December 2013, 8:12 am
From the back pages

Andre Villas-Boas has a month to save his Tottenham job – and keep owner Joe Lewis happy, writes Alan Nixon in the Sunday People. The Portuguese coach needs to get Spurs moving up the table fast, starting against Manchester United on Sunday, or he will be out by the end of the year. (Mirror)

David Moyes believes that Manchester United are now reaping the full benefits of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s “brave” move to bring in David de  Gea as a youngster. (The Telegraph)

Hull City’s owner has described supporters protesting against his plan to change the name to Hull Tigers as “hooligans” and warned he will put the club up for sale if the fans do not accept his authority. (The Independent)

Martin Jol had predicted his departure would not be far away - and after Fulham’s performance at Upton Park today the wish of the club’s fans may come to pass. (The Times)

Arsenal increased their lead at the top of the Premier League by making short work of Cardiff without any of the drama that saw Manchester United pegged back last week, though Welsh pride survived intact as Aaron Ramsey was not only the scorer of the first and last goals but the best player on the pitch. The former Cardiff player was applauded for his efforts too, whereas Ryan Giggs had been given a rough reception on his return to the city of his birth. Those 22 appearances for the Bluebirds must have made all the difference. (The Guardian)

Gareth Bale scored the perfect hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Valladolid 4-0 to move within three points of Barcelona. The record signing continues to take care of business in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence and now has nine goals in 13 games. (Daily Mail)