Paper Talk - 23 April 2014

Louis van Gaal: Tipped to join Manchester United

Paper Talk: United close in on Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has rejected the chance to become Spurs boss - paving the way for the him to join Man Utd, while Real Madrid want Ashley Cole.

Daily Mirror
  • David Moyes is 'furious and disgusted' about the manner of his sacking by Manchester United.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson will be asked to approve the appointment of Louis van Gaal as next United manager.
  • Louis van Gaal has rejected the chance to become Tottenham manager - paving the way for the Dutchman to become David Moyes' successor at Old Trafford.
  • Former Nottingham Forest and Netherlands forward Bryan Roy believes his old Ajax boss van Gaal has always dreamed about managing Manchester United and would be a 'revelation' in the job.
  • Jose Mourinho has hinted at playing a weakened team in Chelsea's title clash with Liverpool after seeing Petr Cech and John Terry forced off with injury against Atletico Madrid.
  • Olivier Giroud is determined to stay at Arsenal - and is ready to sign a new contract.
  • Pep Guardiola followed Jurgen Klopp in ruling himself out of taking the now vacant Manchester United job.
  • Real Madrid have made a move to sign Ashley Cole, who is a free agent in the summer.
Daily Express
  • Juventus hope to raise £60million in order to fund moves for Robin van Persie and Nani, by selling midfielder Paul Pogba to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
  • Spurs midfielder Sandro has been forced to downplay speculation that he could join Arsenal in the summer after a spat with acting boss Tim Sherwood.
  • Arsenal and Man United are on the verge of missing out on Freiburg's Matthias Ginter, with Borussia Dortmund closing in on the defender.
Daily Mail
  • Sir Alex Ferguson is said to have been one of a group of Manchester United directors who sealed the fate of David Moyes at a meeting on Sunday night.
  • Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final with German champions Bayern Munich.
  • Ian Ayre has predicted Liverpool will compete for a better standard of player this summer now they can guarantee Champions League football.
The Sun
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be handed a summer transfer budget in the region of £60million.
  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he would rest players on Sunday in preparation for Champion League semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.
  • Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes the Blues will utilise their squad before the return leg in London.
  • Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted his shock after David Moyes lost his job at Old Trafford.
  • Luis Suarez is set to be named Player of the Year this week.
Daily Star
  • The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) believes it was wrong for the David Moyes sacking story to leak nearly 24 hours before an official announcement was made, branding the situation as lacking both dignity and class.
  • David Moyes will receive no more than £5million in compensation due to a clause in his contract.
  • Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is considering his future at St James' Park, with Premier League rivals Tottenham interested.
The Times
  • Manchester United's decision to sack David Moyes was supported by Sir Alex Ferguson, who will play a key role in the hunt for a new manager.
  • Liverpool are set to finance significant improvements to their squad after Ian Ayre admitted that the demands of Champions League football next season will increase the number of players needed by Brendan Rodgers.
Daily Telegraph
  • David Moyes will not be short of offers after being relieved of his duties at Manchester United, but he might next consider a job abroad.
The Guardian
  • Sir Alex Ferguson will be asked to take a prominent role in deciding Manchester United's next manager despite anointing Moyes as his successor.

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