Paper Talk 7th September - Football Hub

Paper Talk 7th September

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Manchester City and Arsenal are preparing to go head-to-head in a bid to sign £25m-rated Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, 25.

Daily Star Sunday

Manchester City are also planning a move to sign Southampton forward and Tottenham target Jay Rodriguez, 25, as manager Manuel Pellegrini looks to buy more English players.

Sun on Sunday

Liverpool are pressing ahead with plans to sign free agent Victor Valdes, 32, as long as the former Barcelona goalkeeper is able to prove his fitness.

Liverpool Echo

QPR are considering a loan move for Portugal forward Hugo Almeida, 30, who has been out of contract since leaving Turkish club Besiktas in May.

Sunday Mirror

Meanwhile United have vowed to buy “a Luis Suarez a year” as they reveal a new aggressive transfer policy financed by their lucrative kit deal with Adidas.

Sunday Telegraph

Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Albert Rusnak, 20, is being tracked by a host of top-flight English and Dutch clubs after earning rave reviews while on loan at SC Cambuur in the Netherlands.

Sky Sports

Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago, 33, claims he has turned down “a great offer” from Chelsea to return to Stamford Bridge.

Evening Standard

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, says he “cannot believe” former club Manchester United sold striker Danny Welbeck, 23, to Arsenal.

Sun on Sunday

The Football Association reportedly has a list of players they are monitoring in relation to possible connections to match-fixing.

Mail On Sunday

England manager Roy Hodgson, 67, says he cannot understand why his swearing outburst should “provoke a fit of moral indignation” and that he swears all the time – even in front of his wife.

Sunday Express

Hodgson is weighing up whether to play captain Wayne Rooney, 28, on the left wing for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday.

Sunday Telegraph

Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, has hit back at suggestions he questioned Real Madrid’s transfer dealings following the departures of midfielders Xabi Alonso, 32, and Angel Di Maria, 26, from the Bernabeu, claiming he was misinterpreted.

Mail on Sunday

Manchester United’s Di Maria, 26, claims former club Real sent him a letter asking him not to play in the World Cup final to avoid aggravating a leg injury.

Independent on Sunday

Striker Radamel Falcao, 28, says he feels like “a kid” after his move to Manchester United, and wants to bring “goals and victories” to the club.


Manager Jose Mourinho, 51, says Chelsea’s big-spending days are over and they cannot match the £60m United spent on Di Maria.


Former England manager Terry Venables, 71, says England must unleash their “outstanding player” Raheem Sterling, 19, and allow him to play with freedom.

Independent on Sunday

Defender Micah Richards, 26, has revealed an old Manchester City friend persuaded him that Fiorentina was the right place to get his career back on track – ex-Blue Stefan Savic, 23, who is also at the Serie A club.

Manchester Evening News

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson, 61, – who turned up just 15 minutes before a recent game amid rumours he was unhappy over the club’s transfer policy – has said he has not fallen out with the chairman.

Sky Sports

Former Southampton playmaker Matthew Le Tissier, 45, believes Rickie Lambert should replace the injured Daniel Sturridge when England play Switzerland on Monday.


Franco Baldini’s future as Tottenham’s technical director is under scrutiny after the club failed to land a striker during the transfer window.

Sunday Mirror


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