Paper Talk - 24 July 2014

Samuel Eto'o: Wanted by Harry Redknapp and QPR

Paper Talk: QPR eye striker Eto'o

QPR are hoping to sign former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, while Tottenham are ready to grab Aston Villa's Dutch defender Ron Vlaar.

Daily Mirror
  • Harry Redknapp wants to strike a deal to bring former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o to Queens Park Rangers.
  • Tottenham are ready to grab Aston Villa's Dutch defender Ron Vlaar with a cash-plus-players bid that could take Lewis Holtby and Michael Dawson to the Midlands club.
  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he intends to keep rather than sell long-time first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech if he loses the job to highly-rated youngster Thibaut Courtois.
  • West Ham are ready to offload Ravel Morrison - because the midfielder is not in Sam Allardyce's plans for the new season. The news emerged after the midfielder refused to have a necessary groin op because he was frightened about being cut.
  • Southampton will move for Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie if they have to sell Morgan Schneiderlin - a target for Arsenal and Tottenham. Saints also plan to go back to Celtic with a fresh bid for keeper Fraser Forster.
  • Arsenal are ready to scrap their interest in Sami Khedira and Lars Bender and give Jack Wilshere the chance to be their midfield anchorman next season.
  • Liverpool, who are set to announce the signings of QPR striker Loic Remy and Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo today, are still after Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, haven't given up on signing Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and have sounded out Juventus about midfielder Arturo Vidal.
  • Everton boss Roberto Martinez will make Bosnia World Cup midfielder Muhamed Besic his next signing. The 21-year-old will be on Merseyside today to discuss a £4m move from Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
  • Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell is on the brink of signing for Crystal Palace.
The Sun
  • Crystal Palace are on the trail of Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 29, who spent last season on loan at West Brom.
  • Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, has moved a step closer to leaving the Stamford Bridge club by training with former club Anderlecht.
  • Hull City boss Steve Bruce has slapped a 'not for sale' sign on skipper Curtis Davies.
  • West Ham may move for Dundee United left back Andrew Robertson.
  • QPR have told Gary O'Neil he will not be offered a new deal, as they chase Norwich's Leroy Fer.
  • West Brom boss Alan Irvine is chasing Costa Rica pair Yeltsin Tejeda and Cristian Gamboa.
  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has been told to forget Feyenoord duo Jordy Clasie and Terence Kongolo.
  • Joe Cole believes Roy Hodgson should think twice about giving the England captaincy to Wayne Rooney - and says Jordan Henderson is a genuine contender for the role.
Daily Star
  • Liverpool are battling to resurrect an £8m deal for Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand.
  • Meanwhile, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is confident he can push through his move for £14m-rated Kop striker Fabio Borini.
  • Defender Davide Astori, 27, a target for Spurs, has signed a new three-year contract with Serie A side Cagliari.
Daily Mail
  • Newcastle have told Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Gabriel Obertan they can leave.
  • Burnley have joined the race to sign striker Troy Deeney, but Championship side Watford are demanding £10m for the 26-year-old.
  • QPR have had a £5m bid for Leroy Fer rejected by Championship side Norwich City.
  • Fleetwood are making a move for Crystal Palace striker Stephen Dobbie.
  • Arsenal have taken two midfielders on trial - Barcelona's Georgios Spanoudakis, 15, and FK Javor Ivanjica's Mladen Micanovic, 17.
  • Leicester are keen on Trabzonspor centre-back Sol Bamba.
  • Hull City midfielder Robert Koren is poised to join up with Frank Lampard and David Villa at Melbourne City.
Daily Express
  • Louis van Gaal is facing his first transfer setback as Manchester United manager with Borussia Dortmund warning him to forget about signing 25-year-old World Cup-winning defender Mats Hummels.
  • West Brom are chasing a second Costa Rica World Cup star in Deportivo Saprissa midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda.
  • Turkish club Galatasaray have lodged a £10m bid for Cardiff City midfielder Gary Medel.
The Guardian
  • Arsenal and Liverpool target James Milner, 28, has pledged his immediate future to Manchester City despite only playing 12 league games last season.
Daily Telegraph
  • Liverpool will not waste their £100m transfer kitty on buying star names who do not have the right profile for the club with boss Brendan Rodgers expecting to bring a minimum of eight new recruits to Anfield by next month.
Independent
  • Manchester City have made enquiries about the availability of 22-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Isco, while another Real Madrid star who could be on the move is defender Raphael Varane, 21, with Chelsea tracking him.
The Times
Daily Record
  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is ready to launch a bid to lure Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk to the Stadium of Light.
  • Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston is running the rule over former Scotland Under-21 keeper Alan Martin.

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