Paper Talk - 07 November 2012

James Rodriguez: Valued at £36m by Porto

Paper Talk: Colombian will cost United

Manchester United will have to pay a high price if they are to sign Porto's James Rodriguez, while Southampton could turn to Gianluca Vialli.

Daily Mirror
  • Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is battling to save his job after crisis talks with Saints chairman Nicola Cortese.
  • Marouane Chamakh, 28, wants to return to Bordeaux from Arsenal after seeing his opportunities limited with the Gunners.
  • Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda is making himself "look beautiful" for a move in January with several Brazilian clubs interested.
  • Michael Appleton will be named as manager of Championship side Blackpool on Wednesday - if compensation can be agreed with Portsmouth.
The Sun
  • Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has admitted he would still like to play for Jose Mourinho.
  • Keeper Ali Al Habsi has no plans to push for a Wigan exit - despite reported interest from Liverpool.
  • Fulham are planning a £2.5million swoop for Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur.
  • Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen will walk out on Stoke City in the summer if he fails to win back his number one spot.
Daily Star
  • Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has been given a stay of execution following crunch talks with Saints chairman Nicola Cortese.
  • France and Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy still wants to move to Newcastle, despite the deal failing to come off in the summer.
  • Swansea will battle it out with Celtic for Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Daily Mail
  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson must pay £36million if he is to sign 21-year-old Porto winger James Rodriguez.
  • Southampton are lining up Paolo Di Canio or Gianluca Vialli to replace Nigel Adkins if he is sacked.
  • Blackpool are refusing to meet Portsmouth's demands of £200,000 compensation for Pompey boss Michael Appleton to become the Seasiders' new manager.
Daily Express
  • Ashley Cole's hamstring injury looks like ruling him out of England's friendly in Sweden next week, meaning he must wait to win his 100th cap.
  • Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is wanted by Tottenham, who could sign the 29-year-old for just £7million.
  • Celtic striker Gary Hooper is on the brink of a surprise call-up into Roy Hodgson's England squad for next week's friendly with Sweden.
Daily Telegraph
  • Referee Mark Clattenburg will not be interviewed by FA officials investigating allegations that he racially abused Chelsea's John Mikel Obi until next week.
  • Roberto Mancini could be banished to the stands for Manchester City's decisive Champions League clash against Real Madrid after his post-match clash on Tuesday night with referee Peter Rasmussen.
  • Liverpool are preparing for a Premier League hearing to fight a charge of illegally approaching Clint Dempsey during last summer's failed bid for the former Fulham striker, who ended up joining Spurs.
The Guardian
  • West Ham chief Karren Brady is still hopeful of moving the Hammers to the new Olympic Stadium and says the club can create 1,000 jobs if they do so.
  • Nigel Adkins is understood to be fearful that he will have lost his job before Saturday's visit of Swansea City to St Mary's following Southampton's dismal start to the Premier League campaign.
The Times
  • Striker Peter Odemwingie has warned West Brom he will put country before club in the new year and is off to the Africa Cup of Nations.
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