What The Papers Say - 16 December

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Anthony Gordon has spoken about his desire to give back to his local community in the lead up to Christmas and beyond.

The Everton Academy graduate filled seven trolleys of goods and donated them to families who need them most this holiday season.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Gordon said he understands the importance of using his profile to raise awareness of projects ran by charities such as Everton in the Community.

"I know the struggles that can go on at this time of the year," he told the local outlet.

"It can be a really expensive time to live and obviously some people are not fortunate enough to be able to afford certain things. So me being in the position I am, I just wanted to give back and help out as much as I could.

"It’s really special to be a part of it and spend time with the incredible people who work here and those who give up time out of their own day to help others as that’s what life is about. The atmosphere has really surprised me, it has really impressed me because I didn't expect it to be so light-hearted.

"I think the city is renowned for its people helping each other where they can. It's a very family-like city so any opportunities like this you always know there will be tons of people getting involved and wanting to get in the mix with it. Hopefully it goes a long way."

Elsewhere, in Spanish outlet Marca, it is claimed Salomon Rondon is working with the Club to rescind his current contract, which is due to expire at the end of the season.

It is reported the 33-year-old striker has received approaches from clubs in Spain, England, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.