Liverpool will offer Raheem Sterling a contract worth around £30,000-a-week, the Daily Mirror say.
There has been speculation about Sterling’s future, with other clubs reported to be showing an interest in him.
It was previously claimed the 17-year-old from Harlesden wanted £50,000-a-week, which he dismissed on Twitter as ‘stirring’.
It is now suggested that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to offer him an improved deal with his salary rising according to how he progresses.
It comes after Rodgers responded to the speculation about Sterling by insisting the player would be staying at Anfield.
Meanwhile, Mark Hughes is fighting to heal a dressing-room rift as well as save his job as QPR manager, according to The Sun.
A source is quoted as saying: “The players who have been here a while resent the new boys coming in and not shaking a leg for the cause.
“They actually do not resent the new boys coming in and accept the club have to sign new players to become established in the Premier League.
“But they believe that some — by no means all — have taken the p*** with their performances and attitude this season.
“A lot of boys have sweated blood to get this club into the Premier League and keep us here.
“And they are angry that some of the new boys are only here for the money and don’t care about the club or the manager.”
The Daily Mail say Fernandes was upset at the manner of Saturday’s loss to Southampton but is leaning towards giving Hughes more time, unless other directors can persuade him otherwise.
The Daily Telegraph also suggest Hughes is likely to be granted a stay of execution until at least the game against Manchester United on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Roberto Di Matteo is fighting to save his job as Chelsea manager, according to the Mail.
And goalkeeper Petr Cech is said to have been at the centre of a heated dressing-room row following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at West Brom.
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