Paper Talk 26th September - Football Hub

Paper Talk 26th September

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Arsenal and Chelsea target Adrien Rabiot wants £80,000-a-week to stay at Paris St. Germain. The French champions are only willing to offer £50,000-a-week, sparking a battle between the London giants for his signature.

Football Fancast

Manchester United will have to pay an astonishing £160 million to bring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, back to Old Trafford.

Daily Star

Alternatively, Ronaldo’s wages could account for £79 million over four years with a fee of about £60 million, making the total cost in the region of £140 million.


Factoring in image rights, loyalty bonuses and other incentives, the true cost could be £200 million.

Daily Mirror

New York City FC will oppose any move from Manchester City to keep midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, at the club beyond January.

Daily Mail

Manchester United are preparing to offer midfielder Juan Mata, 26, to Atletico Madrid in exchange for 30-year-old defender Miranda.

Daily Express

Indian club Pune want to sign Red Devils midfielder Anderson, 26, before the start of the Indian Super League in less than three weeks’ time.

Daily Star

Hull City are close to reaching an agreement with Blackpool over 22-year-old forward Tom Ince, who left the Seasiders after his contract ran out in the summer. Blackpool are entitled to compensation because he is under 23.

Sky Sports

Ecuadorian forward Enner Valencia, 24, says he learnt about West Ham by watching Green Street, a film on football hooliganism.

Daily Mirror

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, says he wants to emulate sportsmen he admires like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan by performing in every game.

Daily Express

Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 23, says last season’s 4-0 defeat by Liverpool was the lowest point of his career on Merseyside to date, and he is determined to “make amends” in Saturday’s derby at Anfield.

Daily Telegraph

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is convinced England winger Raheem Sterling, 19, will sign a new contract at Anfield amid reports Real Madrid are preparing to lure him to Spain.

Liverpool Echo

Tottenham’s Belgium international defender Jan Vertonghen, 27, insists he is happy at the club despite deciding not to sign a new contract.

London Evening Standard

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 26, has hit back at reports that Louis van Gaal tried to force him out of Old Trafford, insisting he was simply told to fight for his place.


Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he will look to strengthen his squad in January after holding talks with owner Randy Lerner about the best way forward in the next transfer window.

Birmingham Mail

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 25, could be called to give evidence in an investigation into match-fixing by Spanish authorities. There is no suggestion that Herrera is involved in any wrongdoing.

Daily Mirror

League One Coventry City have seen a surge in season ticket sales since the club’s return to the Ricoh Arena earlier this month, with 4,650 sold.

Coventry Telegraph

Former Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton, 42, fears the club’s lack of serious scoring options will cost them a top-four finish.



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