Paper Talk - 5th August - Football Hub

Paper Talk – 5th August



Manchester United have rejected a near-£30 million bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for England striker Wayne Rooney.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required) 


Rooney, 27, has told new United boss David Moyes that he wants to leave Old Trafford and will submit a written transfer request this week.

Full story: Daily Express


Tottenham are refusing to hold further talks with Real Madrid until the Spanish giants substantially increase their offer of more than £80 million for 24-year-old forward Gareth Bale.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 


Spurs are also insisting on Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 20, as being part of any deal that would see the Welshman move to the Bernabeu.

Full story: the Independent 


Arsenal are close to landing their second signing of the summer, with 19-year-old defender Matthias Ginter on the verge of a £6 million move from Bundesliga side Freiburg.

Full story: Metro  


Crystal Palace are ahead of Fulham and Newcastle in their pursuit of Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The 29-year-old scored six goals in 23 appearances last term.

Full story: Daily Mirror  


Newcastle are hopeful that a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, who scored six goals in 14 games for the Loftus Road side last season, will be concluded in the next two days.

Full story: Metro


Swansea and Cardiff could both be disappointed in their attempts to sign Espanyol’s Mexico international defender Hector Moreno with Russian side Rubin Kazan bidding £6m for the 25-year-old.

Full story: Daily Express 


Liverpool and Arsenal are interested in signing 17-year-old MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli. Both clubs may offer to loan the player back for the remainder of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror  


Juventus are set to sell two strikers this summer after the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente from Manchester City and Atletico Madrid respectively. Thirty-year-old Fabio Quagliarella, who has been linked to Norwich, could be one of those to leave Turin.

Full story: Sky Sports 


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has accused Arsenal of lacking class in their attempts to trigger a release clause in the contract of 26-year-old striker Luis Suarez.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 


The Uruguay international was the only member of Liverpool’s first-team squad not to attend a gala dinner after captain Steven Gerrard’s testimonial against Olympiakos on Saturday.

Full story: the Guardian 


Premier League newcomers Cardiff City could be without new £7.5 million striker Andreas Cornelius for their opening game against West Ham on 17 August. The Dane, 20, has damaged his ankle in training.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required) 


Atletico Nacional midfielder Sebastian Perez, 20, will begin a trial with Arsenal on Monday.

Full story: Red London  


But the Gunners’ attempts to bring in United Arab Emirates play-maker Omar Abdulrahman have suffered a setback with his current club, Al Ain, refusing to release the 21-year-old for a trial in London.

Full story: Daily Mirror 


Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a new five-year contract at Real Madrid. The 27-year-old has extended his stay at the Bernabeu until 2018, increasing his annual salary to 17 million euros (£14.8 million) after tax.

Full story: Marca (Spanish) 


Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas does not believe big-spending Monaco will threaten Paris St-Germain’s defence of Ligue 1 this season. Aulas claims the French champions have a “99.9% chance” of retaining their title.

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Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon are willing to listen to offers of 7 million euros (£6 million) for winger Diego Capel, 25, which may alert Liverpool. Marseille have already had two bids rejected.

Full story: A Bola (Portuguese) 


Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been replaced by American football coach Ted Lasso for an advert for the coverage of the Premier League in the United States.

Full story: Metro 


Rapid Vienna defender Maximilian Hofman, 19, conceded a penalty and was sent off within 60 seconds of his debut on the opening weekend of the Austrian Bundesliga. Rapid went on to win 4-2 against Sturm Graz.

Full story: Eurosport





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