Paper Talk 28th September - Football Hub

Paper Talk 28th September

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Arsenal are targeting a January for Aston Villa’s England international Fabian Delph after reports emerged that the 24-year-old is stalling over a new contract with the Midlands club.

Daily Star

Liverpool are preparing a £31.2 million bid for unsettled Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, 26, in January.

Fichajes – in Spanish

Chelsea want Everton’s Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman, 25, to be their next right-back.

Sun on Sunday

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of German international Marco Reus, 25, after he informed Borussia Dortmund he will not renew his contract with them.

Daily Star Sunday

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, has yet to sign a new contract at the club, with Arsenal and Everton mulling over making a move for the new England star.

Sunday Mirror

West Ham will look to sell striker Andy Carroll, 25, when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

Mail on Sunday

Tottenham are plotting a January move for Valencia’s 21-year-old striker Paco Alcacer, who has a £15 million release clause in his contract.

Sunday Mirror

Arsenal are lining up a bid for Malaga star Vitorino Antunes, 27, to bolster their ailing defensive resources.

Sunday Express

Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly phoned Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, this week and urged the Real Madrid forward to re-join Manchester United.

Metro

Randy Lerner may now be willing to sell Aston Villa for £100m – half of what was thought to be the original asking price when he put the Premier League club up for sale in May.

Sunday Telegraph

Liverpool are preparing to open contract talks with forward Raheem Sterling, 19, to ward off interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Sun on Sunday

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says it is too early to judge new £32m defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, after he scored an own goal and conceded a penalty against Hull.

Manchester Evening News

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, 34, has hit back at the critics who have suggested he might be finished, saying “it is nice to remind people I can still run”.

Liverpool Echo

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has played down “joke” comments from Mike Ashley that he has just one game to save his job.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle

The Scottish Football Association has postponed its hearing into allegations of racism against Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev, 24, because of the Bulgarian’s international commitments.

Sunday Express

Burnley striker Marvin Sordell, 23, says one of his most prized possessions is a Great Britain 2012 Olympic football shirt signed by Ryan Giggs.

Observer

Manchester United defender Rafael, 24, has admitted he will sleep well on Saturday night after laying to rest the nightmare of their defeat by Leicester with a 2-1 win over West Ham.

Daily Star Sunday

Former Barcelona, Tottenham and England boss Terry Venables says the experience of selling Diego Maradona and Paul Gascoigne during his career means he understands just how much Liverpool are currently missing Luis Suarez.

Independent on Sunday

Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes defender Phil Jagielka’s last-gasp wonder strike in the Merseyside derby is the best goal he has ever seen live.

Liverpool Echo


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