Paper Talk 24th June - Football Hub

Paper Talk 24th June

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Arsenal have been handed a huge transfer boost as target Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid has admitted he is not sure where he will be playing next season. The 26-year-old is also a target for Manchester United.

Daily Express 

Rio Ferdinand has agreed to join Queens Park Rangers after 12 years at Manchester United. The former England defender, 35, will link up with Harry Redknapp, the manager who gave him his first start at West Ham.

Daily Mail 

Southampton’s new boss Ronald Koeman has rattled Manchester United by increasing the price tag on England left-back Luke Shaw, 18, by £10 million to £40 million.

Daily Mail 

The time is right for Luis Suarez, 28, to quit Liverpool and make a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona because he has “nothing left to prove in England”, according to his father-in-law.

La Sexta (Spanish) 

Chelsea will not allow Romelu Lukaku to go on loan next season. The Belgium striker, 21, has spent the last two seasons on loan at West Brom and Everton.

Daily Express 

Tottenham, Hull City and Manchester united are considering joining the race for Espanyol’s 26 year-old defender Hector Moreno.

Marca (Spanish) 

Spanish forward Michu, 28, is on his way to West Ham in a £6 million move from Swansea.


Sunderland want to sign Chelsea’s new £12 million centre-half Kurt Zouma, 19, on loan for the season.

Daily Mail 

Sunderland’s former Manchester United defender John O’Shea, 33, is happy to stay on Wearside despite speculation linking him with Tottenham.

Sunderland Echo 

Inter Milan are ready to pay £12 million for Manchester United’s 27-year-old Portugal winger Nani.

Daily Star 

Standard Liege’s Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi, 20, is set to snub Swansea and join French side Marseille.


West Brom have rejected a second bid by Derby for 21-year-old midfielder George Thorne.

Birmingham Mail 

Norwich are close to signing Palermo’s 26-year-old Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty.


Former Atletico Madrid and current Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, 28, will be playing in Spain again after the World Cup as the Colombian has signed a transfer deal with Real Madrid.

Tuttosport (Italian) 

German side Hertha Berlin have signed Fulham’s 30 year-old Dutch defender John Heitinga on a two year contract.

L’Equipe (French) 

Manchester United will pay £28 million to Athletic Bilbao for midfielder Ander Herrera, 24. Marca (Spanish) 

Juventus have raised their bid for Real Madrid’s 21 year-old striker and Arsenal-target Alvaro Morata to £14 million. (Spanish) 

Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, 29, says he is not at the World Cup to find a club and is only focused on taking France as far as possible in the tournament.

L’Equipe (French) 

Former Lorient striker Kevin Monnet-Paquet, 25, has signed on for French side Saint-Etienne.

L’Equipe (in French) 

Manchester United’s midfield trio Michael Carrick, 32, Darren Fletcher, 30, and Tom Cleverley, 24, must wait to see if they figure in the plans of new boss Louis van Gaal with their contracts up for renewal in 2015.

Manchester Evening News 


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