Paper Talk 4th October - Football Hub

Paper Talk 4th October

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Arsenal will rival Premier League rivals Liverpool for the January signing of 19 year-old Serie A hotshot Keita Balde Diao from Lazio after the club from the Italian capital slashed their asking price for the wonderkid from £24 million to a more palatable £15.5 million.

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Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £43 million to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis.


Manchester United are planning on bidding for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, 25, after their prospects of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, became increasingly unlikely.

Daily Star

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has warned forward Adel Taarabt, 25, he won’t be sold in January unless someone meets the club’s asking price.

Daily Mirror

Sunderland have rejected Scunthorpe’s loan bid for 20-year-old striker Duncan Watmore.

Sunderland Echo

Arsenal will have to replace more than 100 seats after Galatasaray fans caused damage during the Gunners’ 4-1 Champions League victory on Wednesday.

Daily Mirror

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, who signed a new five-year deal with the club on Friday, has said he wants to become an actor once his football career is over.


Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier says ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken a massive gamble with his reputation by joining Tottenham.

Daily Express

West Ham’s former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was “the one manager I had problems with”.

Daily Mail

England assistant coach Gary Neville says Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas has elevated himself into an elite group of player and will be the architect of the club’s success.

Daily Telegraph

Toulouse have taken a novel approach to trying to contain Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic – by sending him presents on his 33rd birthday.


Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has come out in defence of his former manager Alan Pardew, suggesting that Newcastle players should share the blame for the team’s predicament.


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says patience is needed as £20 million winger Lazar Markovic adjusts to life in the Premier League after his summer move from Benfica.

Liverpool Echo

Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, Malky Mackay, Brian McDermott and former manager Owen Coyle are among those linked with the managerial vacancy at Bolton following the departure of Dougie Freedman.

Daily Express

Former Arsenal Ladies assistant coach Emma Hayes said a clairvoyant helped her decide to take over at Chelsea Ladies, who are on the brink of winning their first Women’s Super League title.



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