Paper Talk - 18 April 2014

John Terry: Pay cut looming

Paper Talk: JT in massive pay cut

John Terry has been offered a new one-year contract by Chelsea - but must take a massive pay cut and Man United want Feyenoord's Tonny Vilhena.

Daily Mirror
  • John Terry has been offered a new one-year contract by Chelsea - but must take a 50 per cent pay cut.
  • Juventus are trying to buy on-loan Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo for £7million, despite the terms of his move giving them an option to buy him for double that amount.
  • Manchester United are tracking Feyenoord teenager Tonny Vilhena, a 19-year-old midfielder who has already played for Holland's U21s and is also being linked with Juventus.
  • Everton are keen on a £2million deal for Montpellier's Benjamin Stambouli, who can play as a defender or defensive midfielder. Newcastle are also linked with him.
  • Wayne Rooney is back for Manchester United's trip to Everton, following fears his toe injury would require an extended lay-off.
The Sun
  • Alan Pardew reckons French striker Loic Remy will snub Champions League football to sign for Newcastle United.
  • Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood claims Gareth Bale would have given Spurs a shot at the title had he not left the club in the summer.
  • Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is confident of keeping Luke Shaw at the club next season.
  • Wayne Rooney has the all-clear to face his old club Everton on Sunday.
  • Cardiff are urging Premier League chiefs to scrap their 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace following a row over the leaking of information.
Daily Mail
  • Bayern Munich are interested in signing Aston Villa and England U-17 defender Easah Suliman.
  • Arsene Wenger has tipped Mesut Ozil to be next year's player of the season after revealing the £42.5million signing could return from injury to face Hull on Sunday.
  • Former Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has been identified as the man who passed on the controversial text message naming Cardiff's team.
  • As rumours grow of an impending move by Manchester United for Marco Reus, the Borussia Dortmund star has found himself at the centre of a very public spat with his own team-mate.
  • Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has been hailed as the Premier League's best goalkeeper by manager Roberto Martinez after signing a contract extension tying him to the club until 2018.
  • Bayern Munich are showing an interest in Aston Villa's Easah Suliman. The defender, 16, has captained England at Under 17 level and impressed Bayern's scouts in the FA Youth Cup.
Daily Star
  • Brendan Rodgers has told his title favourites to heed the warning signs when they take on a Norwich side fighting for their Premier League lives.
  • Connor Wickham has set his sights on causing more mayhem at the top of the table when relegation-haunted Sunderland visit Chelsea.
  • Pepe Mel has ruled out a return to Real Betis - despite his own West Brom future hanging in the balance.
  • Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta says he hasn't enjoyed life at The Emirates as much as he could have because of the pressure he puts on himself.
Daily Express
  • Paul Lambert fights to keep Aston Villa away from a relegation crisis tomorrow admitting he can't afford another desperate season like this if he's going to keep his job.
  • Wayne Rooney will be back for David Moyes' highly-charged return to Everton on Sunday.
  • A stray text mistakenly sent to former Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman is claimed to be at the centre of the spying row that has led Cardiff to request formally that their recent 3-0 defeat be replayed.
Daily Telegraph
  • Arsene Wenger says £42.5m record buy Mesut Ozil has been surprised by level of competition in league but backs him to shine next season.
  • Aston Villa are set for a £200million takeover if they manage to stay in the Premier League.
The Guardian
  • Sources have indicated that a deal has been agreed in principle for Randy Lerner to sell Aston Villa if they stay up.
  • Wayne Rooney is set to return for Manchester United against his former club Everton on Sunday.
  • Mauricio Pochettino has said Southampton's board will decide on the future of defender Luke Shaw.
The Times
  • West Ham United hope to take advantage of Sunderland's likely relegation with a move for Lee Cattermole.
Daily Record
  • Cardiff's Scotland keeper David Marshall is a summer target for West Ham.



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