Paper Talk - 21 October 2012

Walcott: Wanted by Rodgers

Paper Talk: Reds eye Walcott and Sturridge

Liverpool want Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge in the winter transfer window and Chelsea will bid £25million for Barcelona's Sergio Busquets.

The Sun
  • Furious Alex Ferguson accused Rio Ferdinand of embarrassing him after boycotting an anti-racism protest.
  • The future of Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor looks to be hanging in the balance.
  • Liverpool have been told to forget about signing Hamburg striker Son Heung-Min.
  • Norwich have reported a profit for the first time in three years.
  • Steve Kean has hit Blackburn with a £1.5million claim for an out-of-court settlement.
  • Tranmere have signed Jake Jervis on loan from Birmingham.
  • Nemanja Vidic hit the comeback trail this week following knee surgery.
  • Peter Taylor was yesterday sacked as Bahrain boss after 15 months in the job.
  • Roy Hodgson is poised to draft in Chris Smalling and Phil Jones into his England squad.
Daily Star Sunday
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted Rio Ferdinand for snubbing the Kick It Out campaign.
  • Steve Kean is claiming constructive dismissal against Blackburn and is demanding a £1.5million pay out.
  • Tottenham will battle it out with Man United for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
  • Mick McCarthy was sounded out for the Ireland job - just three days before the FAI confirmed Giovanni Trapattoni was staying put.
  • Edin Dzeko does not want to quit Man City.
  • Roberto Soldado says Wayne Rooney will pose a bigger Champions League threat than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
People
  • Chelsea are paving the way for John Terry's exit. The 31-year-old will not be offered a new contract and his current deal expires in 2014.
  • Frank Lampard is also free to leave Chelsea and is set to join LA Galaxy in the January transfer window.
  • Furious Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will hit Rio Ferdinand with a £220,000 fine for refusing to wear an anti-racism T-shirt.
  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is plotting a £25million raid for Barcelona's Sergio Busquets.
  • Leeds United are struggling to agree an extension to El-Hadji Diouf's loan, which expires in January.
  • Bolton Wanderers are set to make a move for rising managerial star Dougie Freedman from Crystal Palace.
Sunday Mirror
  • Frank Lampard is in line for a place on the Chelsea coaching staff when he finishes as a player with the club.
  • Brendan Rodgers has told Liverpool's owners he wants to sign Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge in the winter transfer window but faces a battle for both players.
  • Teenage Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha has moved to the top of Tottenham's most-wanted transfer list.
Mail On Sunday
  • Rio Ferdinand "will be dealt with" for embarrassing Sir Alex Ferguson by refusing to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt in blatant disregard for his manager's wishes.
  • Bolton are locked in talks with Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman about becoming the next boss at the Reebok Stadium.
Sunday Express
  • Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has called on football's authorities to act quickly to prevent any repeat of the incident when he was attacked by a Leeds fan.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson would back any of his black players walking off the pitch in protest at racial abuse.
  • Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is ready to leave Stamford Bridge, believing he has been frozen out by the club.
Sunday Mail
  • The SFA are likely to keep under-fire Scotland boss Craig Levein and give him time to turn things around.

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