Paper Talk 8th September - Football Hub

Paper Talk 8th September

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Arsenal are still targeting a move for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, as well as goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Club Call

Paris St-Germain are poised to offer cash plus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, in a bid to sign Roma’s defensive midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, who is also a target for Manchester United.

Daily Express

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock will send defenders Paddy McCarthy, 31, and Peter Ramage, 30, and midfielders Jimmy Kebe, 30, and Owen Garvan, 26, out on loan to balance the books.

Daily Mirror

Wolves, who made a £1.25 million bid for Leicester’s Premier League striker Chris Wood, 22, last month, are now making a fresh move to sign the striker on loan.

Daily Mail

Manchester United and Manchester City attempted to sign Benfica’s highly-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, 21, for £14m during the summer.

Daily Express

Manchester United have rubbished claims that new signing Radamel Falcao, 28, lied about his age, after reports surfaced that the Colombian striker was actually 30.

Daily Mail

Former Red Devils manager David Moyes says the extra responsibility of captaincy could make Wayne Rooney an even better player.

The Sun

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic says his side are “level with England” and will have no fear when they take on Roy Hodgson’s team in Basel on Monday.

Daily Telegraph

Meanwhile, Switzerland defender Philippe Senderos says his Aston Villa team-mate Fabian Delph deserves his England chance as the two sides prepare to face one another in Euro 2016 qualification.

Birmingham Mail

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says he would love to see referee Svein Oddar Moen’s assessment of his own performance after the Norwegian made a number of controversial decisions against Scotland in their 2-1 Euro qualifying defeat to Germany.

Daily Record

Wales have no fears over playing on Andorra’s controversial 3G artificial pitch, according to winger Gareth Bale.


Graeme Souness says Manchester United face a “long and painful transition” if manager Louis Van Gaal continues to persist with his favoured 3-5-2 formation.

Daily Express

But England defender Phil Jones, 22, says Louis van Gaal’s three-man defence will prove a success at Manchester United despite a disappointing start to the season.

Manchester Evening News

Former Blackburn striker DJ Campbell admits he considered quitting football after being charged with match-fixing.

Daily Express

Captain Wayne Rooney, 28, reveals he showed England team-mate Raheem Sterling, 19, videos of Dutch legend Marc Overmars because the Liverpool player “reminds me of him”.


Striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, is facing a race against time to be fit for Liverpool’s return to the Champions League next week after sustaining a thigh injury while on England duty.

Liverpool Echo

Former Tottenham and England star Darren Anderton, 42, has told Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, not to let injury ruin his career.

Daily Star

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, 59, may lose his number two Neil McDonald, who is set to become the new manager at League Two outfit Carlisle.

Daily Star

Captain Vincent Kompany, 28, believes Manchester City have made a huge statement this summer, both in the transfer market and by agreeing new deals with key players.

Manchester Evening News

Uefa president Michel Platini has threatened now-retired former France playmaker Franck Ribery, 31, with a suspension if he is selected for his country and refuses to play.

Daily Telegraph

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith, 33, believes his old club have no chance of competing with Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.


Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, has “no regrets” about joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich this summer, and says the Spanish club are “a small step ahead”.

Sky Sports


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