Paper Talk - 06 November 2012

Tom Ince: On United's radar

Paper Talk: United keep Ince in mind

Manchester United see Blackpool winger Tom Ince as a potential replacement for Nani, while Xabi Alonso is eyeing a return to England.

Daily Mirror
  • Chelsea are considering moves for Marseille striker Loic Remy and Porto forward Jackson Martinez after being put off by Atletico Madrid's £46m valuation for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.
  • Meanwhile, the Blues are also keeping tabs on Wolfsburg's 20-year-old left-back Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • Liverpool are closing in on Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
  • Manchester United are considering Blackpool winger Tom Ince as a potential replacement for Nani due to uncertainty over the Portugal winger's future at Old Trafford.
  • Real Madrid playmaker Xabi Alonso is eyeing a return to the Premier League after a contract stand-off with the Spanish champions.
  • Arsenal's Andre Santos has apologised to his team-mates for swapping shirts with Manchester United's Robin van Persie at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Sun
  • Chelsea players are divided over whether referee Mark Clattenburg actually aimed a racist comment at John Obi Mikel.
  • Roma have put Manchester City on alert by admitting they will listen to offers for skipper Daniele de Rossi, 29, who they value at £30m.
  • Reading are preparing to end Andrey Arshavin's Arsenal misery by moving for the £15m outcast.
  • Andre Santos broke his silence on the Robin van Persie shirt storm to say sorry to Arsenal fans.
  • Yaya Toure admits there are regular rows among all the big egos in the Manchester City dressing room.
  • New Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has his eye on 20-year-old Oldham striker Jose Baxter, who has scored six goals this season.
Daily Star
  • Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has risked another bust-up with Roberto Mancini after deciding to miss the hectic Christmas programme to be with his new-born child.
  • Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have joined the hunt for Watford's 18-year-old central defender Tommie Hoban.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has banned Andre Santos from ever swapping his shirt early again.
Daily Mail
  • Tottenham could move for Liverpool's England striker Andy Carroll - currently on loan at West Ham - in January.
  • Lille could be ready to take out-of-favour Liverpool star Joe Cole following a successful loan spell in France last season.
  • Fulham are planning contract talks with Norway defender Brede Hangeland, 31, before Christmas in an attempt to prevent him leaving on a free transfer.
  • Chelsea stars fear a backlash from referees over their race abuse claims against Mark Clattenburg, who was yesterday removed from the match list for a second week.
  • Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton has emerged as the strong favourite to replace Ian Holloway at Blackpool.
Daily Express
  • Chelsea officials are angry with Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger for weighing in with their opinions on he Mark Clattenburg affair.
  • Gareth Barry says that Manchester City's chastened stars are determined to prove boss Roberto Mancini wrong.
Daily Telegraph
  • Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, who has 18 months left on his contract, has been offered a six-year deal as the Potters attempt to ward off interest from former club Manchester United and Tottenham.
  • Gareth Barry claims Manchester City are still fighting to win the Champions League, rather than fighting with each other, despite admitting that the club have been "found out" in this season's competition.
The Times
  • Roberto Mancini appeared to show the first signs of strain before Manchester City's must-win Champions League tie against Ajax after a rare loss of temper in public.
Independent
  • Gordon Strachan has emerged as the favourite to take over as Scotland manager after Craig Levein's turbulent three-year spell was ended yesterday.
The Guardian
  • Roberto Mancini has angrily demanded respect as the Italian offered an impassioned defence of his tenure as Manchester City manager ahead of tonight's must-win Champions League visit of Ajax.

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