Paper Talk 27th September - Football Hub

Paper Talk 27th September

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Arsenal are considering a £2.5 million January swoop for Malaga defender Vitorino Antunes.

Daily Mirror

Liverpool are preparing a £40 million January bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 26.

Daily Star

Chelsea attempted an audacious move for Lionel Messi during the transfer window. The Blues were willing to pay £118 million for the 27-year-old Barcelona forward.

Daily Express

Arsenal are keen on a January move for Malaga’s Portuguese left back Vitorino Antunes, who has a buy-out clause of only £2.5 million.

Daily Mirror

Everton manger Roberto Martinez has dismissed reports linking Manchester City with a move for 20-year-old playmaker Ross Barkley.

Times

Forward Andre Schurrle, 23, insists he is fully committed to Chelsea despite reported Atletico Madrid interest.

Daily Mirror

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley claims comments he made saying manager Alan Pardew will be sacked if he loses their Premier League game at Stoke City on Monday were a joke and “tongue in cheek”.

Independent

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, says the Reds reduced him to tears when he was a boy – because he supported Everton.

Daily Mirror

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has labelled the critics saying striker Luis Suarez, 27, is fat and chubby as silly.

Sun

Jose Mourinho has admitted he is powerless to stop Spain calling up striker Diego Costa, 25, for next month’s internationals, despite the injury troubles that have forced the Chelsea manager to ration the striker’s appearances.

Times

Defenders Tom Thorpe, 21, and Paddy McNair, 19, have been included in Manchester United’s squad to face West Ham United on Saturday as Louis van Gaal searches for a solution to his shortage of defenders.

Guardian

Manager Alan Irvine says he has no intention of making Joleon Lescott West Bromwich Albion captain despite the defender’s encouraging start to his career at The Hawthorns.

Birmingham Mail

Midfielder Stewart Downing, 30, says he is “loving life” at West Ham United and believes he would be good enough to get into the team at his former club Liverpool.

Daily Telegraph

Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, 24, says he now has no excuses after admitting he was affected by his £4.5 million transfer fee last summer.

London Evening Standard

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reignited his feud with Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini by claiming he “killed” referee Mark Clattenburg.

Daily Mail

Meanwhile, City midfielder Samir Nasri, 27, needs surgery on a groin injury and is expected to be out for a month.

Daily Telegraph

Louis van Gaal says he intends to solve Manchester United’s injury problems by applying the same methods that helped Dutch winger Arjen Robben, 30, overcome his fitness concerns.

Guardian

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, 36, says the Reds have been “so poor” this season and need to sort themselves out.

Daily Mail

Arsene Wenger says Tottenham have no chance of matching Arsenal’s success unless “someone comes in and buys the club” and injects significant funds.

Daily Express

Left-back Luke Shaw wants to make up for lost time as he prepares to make his Manchester United debut against West Ham. The 19-year-old is poised to make his first start after his £27 million summer move from Southampton.

Sun

Birmingham legend Trevor Francis, sacked as manager of the club in 2001, has said he wouldn’t rule out a return to the club.

Birmingham Mail


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