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Paper Talk 31st March

Nurnberg striker Josip Drmic has insisted that he has not agreed a move to Arsenal, although he admits he would ‘love’ to play for The Gunners.

Full story: Sky Sports

 

Real Madrid are ready to offer Chelsea’s 33-year-old defender Ashley Cole £8 million in wages over two years. Cole’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of this season.

Full story: Sun (subscription required) 

 

Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Southampton’s 24-year-old centre-back Dejan Lovren after missing out on the Croatia international last year.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

 

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is planning to revamp his forward line this summer, with the futures of strikers Demba Ba, 28, Fernando Torres, 30, and on-loan Romelu Lukaku, 20, likely to be under scrutiny.

Full story: The Guardian 

 

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, could be on his way back to former club Borussia Dortmund on… Continue reading →

Paper Talk 30th March

Arsenal have secured the signing of striker Josip Drmic, 21, from Nuremberg to bolster their frontline for next season. The Switzerland international, rated at £8 million, has scored almost half of his team’s goals in the Bundesliga this season.

Full story: Metro 

Manchester United are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Southampton left-back Luke Shaw. The 18-year-old is being courted by both clubs but is now heading to Old Trafford in a busy summer that could also include a trip to the World Cup.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

 

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, will be allowed to quit Chelsea and join loan club Everton this summer – but only if Jose Mourinho lands midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, in return.

Full story: Sunday People 

 

Everton are considering a £10.5 million move for QPR’s France striker Loic Remy, 27, after being told it will cost them £20 million… Continue reading →

Paper Talk 29th March

Swansea captain Ashley Williams is ready to leave the club this summer and Arsenal could revive their interest in the 29-year-old Wales international if Thomas Vermaelen leaves the Gunners at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mail 

 

Napoli are set for a summer move for Barcelona’s Argentina international Javier Mascherano. The 29-year-old utility man played under Napoli coach Rafa Benitez at Liverpool.

Full story: Marca 

 

Real Madrid look set to beat Manchester City to the signing of Real Mallorca’s Spanish winger Marco Asensio, 18. The youngster has a £3.3 million release clause and Barcelona and Fiorentina are also interested.

Full story: Talksport 

 

Liverpool will make an £8 million move for Inter Milan’s Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic in the summer. The 19-year-old is frustrated at his lack of action at the Serie A side.

Full story: Metro 

 

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is determined to… Continue reading →

Van Gaal steps closer to Tottenham

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has moved a step closer to joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

 

The Dutch football association today announced that Guus Hiddink would take charge of the national team after the summer World Cup. This leaves van Gaal free to join Spurs if, as expected by many, they chose to replace Tim Sherwood at the end of the season.

 

The Dutch manager boasts a distinguished career, having spent two spells at Barcelona and Netherlands, as well as successful spells at Bayern Munich and Ajax. His trophy haul is staggering, with no fewer than seven major league titles being won under his guidance. At least one of these titles was one with each club, a record Spurs would hope he could emulate in the Premier League.

 

The 62-year-old announced that he wouldn’t be extending his contract as national coach last year. He also hinted that… Continue reading →

Guus Hiddink to become next Netherlands boss

Former Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink is set to become head coach of the Netherlands after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 67 year old will replace current boss Louis van Gaal and will remain in charge until the end of Euro 2016. Current assistant coach Danny Blind will replace Hiddink after the competition.

 

Hiddink boasts a magnificent managerial career that has stretched over the last three decades. Many Premier League followers will remember him for his brief spell in charge of Chelsea, replacing Luis Felipe Scolari in February 2009. Hiddink lead Chelsea to FA Cup glory after they defeated David Moyes’ Everton 2-1 and the Blues lost only once during Hiddink’s brief tenure at the club.

 

In recent years, Hiddink has been the manager of both club and international teams. Jobs such as Russia and Turkey added to a wealth of international managerial experience that started… Continue reading →

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