Paper Talk - 05 November 2012

Guardiola: Chelsea job preference

Paper Talk: Pep fancies Blues job

Pep Guardiola wants to be the next Chelsea manager, a Millwall midfielder is attracting interest and Leeds like the look of a Stoke striker.

The Times
  • Roberto Mancini has admitted that Manchester City are not good enough to win the Champions League this season.
  • Alan Pardew accepted Fabricio Coloccini's sending-off for a lunge on Luis Suarez after reviewing video footage of the incident and coming to the conclusion that the challenge "did not look too clever" as Newcastle drew 1-1 at Liverpool.
  • The Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, is considering an appeal against the red card that could see his captain Fabricio Coloccini suspended for three games.
The Guardian
  • Roberto Mancini goes into Manchester City's must-win Champions League tie at home to Ajax on Tuesday night admitting that his team are not yet ready to be credible contenders for Europe's elite trophy.
  • Brendan Rodgers hailed Luis Suarez as "unplayable" and claimed signing support for the striker in January will be crucial for Liverpool's campaign after the Uruguay international rescued a point against Newcastle.
Daily Telegraph
  • Andre Santos could pay the price for his dreadful performance at Manchester United on Saturday by being dropped for Tuesday's crucial Champions League tie at Schalke, with first choice left-back Kieran Gibbs available again.
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke may be heading for a battle to prevent loan signing Romelu Lukaku returning to Chelsea in the January transfer window.
Daily Mirror
  • The Premier League will this week hold a summit meeting with the FA and the PFA in the wake of the Kick It Out T-shirt boycott.
  • Crazy Gang godfather Dave Bassett warned there was "bound to be a bit of feeling" as MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon were put on an FA Cup collision course.
  • Alan Pardew has defended Fabricio Coloccini after the Newcastle defender was sent off for a "coward's challenge" on Luis Suarez.
  • Mark Hughes saw QPR go 10 games without a win but insisted he is still the man for the job.
  • Arsene Wenger has demanded answers from Andre Santos over the Arsenal defender's incredible half-time shirt swap with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.
  • Birmingham will decide this week whether to sell the club to former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini.
  • Fulham and Ipswich are plotting £2million bids for Millwall's Liam Trotter.
  • Leeds want to sign Stoke striker Cameron Jerome on loan.
  • Nottingham Forest are to make a £4million double offer in January for Dundee United duo Johnny Russell and Gary Mackay-Steven.
The Sun
  • Alan Pardew defended Fabricio Coloccini after he was branded a "coward".
  • Patrice Evra hit back at Arsene Wenger's claim that Jack Wilshere did not deserve to be sent off at Old Trafford.
  • Mark Hughes insists he will get it right at QPR.
  • William Gallas is sweating on his Tottenham future, with the club stalling on a new deal.
  • Fulham and Southampton are set for a £2million battle over Millwall's Liam Trotter.
  • Newcastle have been told to forget about signing River Plate defender German Pezzella.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he dreams about becoming Manchester United boss.
Daily Mail
  • Pep Guardiola wants to be the next manager of Chelsea.
Daily Express
  • Roberto Mancini will lead Manchester City into their knife-edge European tie against Ajax on Tuesday admitting it could be a decade before they win the Champions League.
Daily Star
  • Roberto Mancini has prepared Manchester City for another Euro exit, confessing: "We can't win the Champions League".
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