Premier League - Paper Round: Everton's £2m deal for 15-year-old
Everton have agreed a deal worth up to a reported £2 million for a 15-year-old midfielder currently with League Two side Bradford.
The Toffees will pay £350,000 up front for George Green, with add-ons based on appearances and performances potentially bringing the fee up to an eyewatering sum, according to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
Green was also being chased by Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Newcastle and Rangers, with Spurs particularly keen after the GCSE student nailed a hat-trick in a trial match against Aston Villa two weeks ago. "He could become another Wayne Rooney or Paul Gascoigne," said Bradford's head of development Archie Christie.
QPR's Adel Taarabt is in hot water with the club after apparently storming out of Craven Cottage at half-time and heading to the bus stop on to go home, according to the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror.
With Fulham already 3-0 at the break during the match on Sunday, Neil Warnock pulled off the Moroccan playmaker to try to get his side back into the game.
But Taarabt was apparently so furious at being subbed that he stormed out of the ground following an argument with Warnock, and was apparently spotted by fans waiting at a local bus stop in his QPR tracksuit a few minutes later.
Not that Warnock was too bothered: the outspoken QPR manager even openly admired his man's passion and anger at being subbed, saying that, "I'd rather have players like that, me."
The Sun reports that Didier Drogba is set to sign a new deal to stay at Chelsea, with Andre Villas-Boas certain that the Ivorian will stay at Stamford Bridge rather than head for a late-career payday elsewhere when his contract expires next summer.
Some sections of the away support reportedly chanted: "It should have been you, shot dead in Angola, it should have been you" at the Togo striker, whose team bus came under gunfire in a horrific attack at the African Cup of Nations early last year that left three people dead.
Needless to say, both managers condemned the sick abuse, with Harry Redknapp saying, "How do you chant something disgusting like that? You can't be right mentally."
It is not the first time offensive chants have been directed at Adebayor since he left Arsenal for Manchester City in 2009.
And finally, Tottenham coach Clive Allen came out with the sort of insult that only a dyed-in-the-wool cockney of a certain age could deliver.
The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger refused to shake Allen's hand following the Gunners' defeat at White Hart Lane on Sunday, with Allen raging about Wenger: "He's two bob he is, two bob."
For those not versed in the finer points of the cockney vernacular , "two bob" is actually a shortening of "two bob bit", rhyming slang for... well, you can probably guess.
With Arsenal having collected just seven points in seven matches this season, even many Arsenal fans are starting to agree with Allen's assessment.