Paper Talk 1st October 2014 - Football Hub

Paper Talk 1st October 2014

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Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote has admitted he would be interested in a move to move to Arsenal.

London Evening Standard

Manchester United are set to launch a £51 million double bid for the Juventus pair of midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, and defender Angelo Ogbonna, 26.


Meanwhile, the Red Devils look certain to miss out on Germany defender Mats Hummels, 25, but could turn their attentions to his fellow Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic, also 25.

Daily Mirror

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, could move to Arsenal or Liverpool at the end of the season on a free transfer.

Daily Star

However, another Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 22, has ruled out a January move to Liverpool or Arsenal.

Daily Express

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, says he wants to leave because he needs “a new challenge”.


Meanwhile, Newcastle are close to agreeing a permanent deal to sell 25-year-old defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma, where he is currently on loan.

Newcastle Chronicle

Liverpool are weighing up a £30 million move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, 26 – a deal which could scupper Arsenal’s hopes of signing 27-year-old Porto striker Jackson Martinez, who Napoli may target as Higuain’s replacement.

Daily Express

Southampton forward Dani Osvaldo, 28, says he wants to make his loan switch to Inter Milan permanent.


Fiorentina midfielder Juan Cuadrado’s agent says the 26-year-old is set to agree a contract extension at the Italian club after summer offers from “two top European clubs” failed to match Fiorentina’s valuation.

Sky Sports

Liverpool are close to completing an £8 million deal for Milton Keynes Dons midfielder Dele Alli, 18.

Caught Offside

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew needs a significant upturn in results if he is to survive until the clocks go back later this month.


Should Pardew lose his job, former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes is the clear favourite to replace him.

Daily Star

Hull City owner Assem Allam has begun his appeal to the Football Association to rebrand the club’s playing name as Hull Tigers – after his initial bid was rejected in April.

Hull Daily Mail

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to rest midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, for Wednesday’s Champions League game with Galatasaray.

Daily Telegraph

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, says manager Louis van Gaal wants the team to “be more Dutch” to improve their form.


Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says Manchester City fans are failing to offer their team the necessary support on big European nights.

Daily Mail

Swansea have held discussions with a group of wealthy Americans, as well as parties from Russia and Asia, about investment in the club.

South Wales Evening Post

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, 26, says he wants to end his career at Argentine club Rosario Central – along with international team-mates Javier Mascherano and Ezequiel Lavezzi.


Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock says he is worried about how the team will cope when captain Mile Jedinak departs in January to represent Australia in the Asia Cup.

Sky Sports

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, 21, says he is striving to earn an England call-up.


Basel manager Paulo Sousa has warned Liverpool that the Swiss side are in the mood to do some damage in their Champions League meeting on Wednesday.

Liverpool Echo

A five-man committee in charge of appointing managerless Fulham’s next boss could take as long as three weeks to make a decision.

Fulham Chronicle

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has hailed new manager Ronald Koeman as a “revelation” after their strong start to the season.

Southern Daily Echo


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