From the Back Pages, October 20: Mats Hummels is Arsenal’s top transfer target but could cost £32m

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsene Wenger’s promise to bolster Arsenal’s squad in January, made at the club’s AGM last week, will be put to the test over Mats Hummels and whether the Gunners can prove a bigger lure than Manchester United (Daily Mail)

Midway through a sun-dappled first half that should have been further brightened up by QPR goals the home fans felt sufficiently relaxed to serenade Raheem Sterling with a gently-mocking ditty of “he sleeps when he wants,” but their mood had changed somewhat by the final whistle. The England international left the pitch to a chorus of boos following an astonishing climax in which he inspired Liverpool to an incredible 3-2 victory. (The Times)

Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up for Real Madrid’s trip to Liverpool by breaking yet another La Liga record. The Portuguese bagged a brace in the 5-0 rout over Levante - taking his tally to 15 goals in just seven league games so far. (The Mirror)

Garry Monk accused Victor Moses of cheating and launched an extraordinary attack on referee Michael Oliver after another chastening visit to the Potteries for Swansea City. (The Telegraph)

Harry Redknapp has launched a scathing attack on Adel Taarabt, the Morocco international who was missing from the Queens Park Rangers squad to face Liverpool in the 3-2 defeat at Loftus Road, claiming the player was overweight.. (Daily Mail)

Serena Williams has labelled Shamil Tarpischev as “extremely sexist” and “racist” after the Russian Tennis Federation president described the world No1 and her sister Venus as the “Williams brothers”. (The Independent)

ANDY MURRAY battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna to boost his chances of reaching the ATP Tour Finals. (The Express)