Paper Talk - 08 November 2012

Alex Pearce: Wanted at Anfield

Paper Talk: Reds target Royals ace

Adel Taarabt is the shock name on Arsenal's January wishlist and Brendan Rodgers is considering making a move for Reading defender Alex Pearce.

The Sun
  • Pep Guardiola has turned up the heat on Roberto Mancini by opening the door for a summer move to Manchester City.
  • Pablo Zabaleta insists Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is not a mad man.
  • Chelsea are ready to buy Fluminense right-back Wallace for £4.75million.
  • Didier Drogba is set to stay in China after being nicknamed the 'Devil Beast' by Shenhua fans.
  • Lukas Podolski has given Arsene Wenger another selection headache by insisting he wants to be Arsenal's main striker.
  • Stoke chairman wants to keep Ryan Shawcross at the club for the next decade as Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs line up January bids.
  • Nigel Reo-Coker has let rip at his Ipswich team-mates.
  • West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie wants Romelu Lukaku's loan deal from Chelsea to be extended.
  • Barnsley and Huddersfield have joined Bolton in the chase to sign Reading striker Simon Church on loan.
Daily Mirror
  • Roberto Mancini faces a crunch meeting with Manchester City's top brass this week.
  • Adel Taarabt is the shock name on Arsenal's transfer hit list for January alongside Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
  • Stoke supremo Peter Coates insists tying Ryan Shawcross to a long-term deal is his top priority.
  • Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists he is under no financial pressure to sell Ali Al Habsi to Liverpool.
  • Lukas Podolski has dropped another "centre-forward" bombshell on Arsene Wenger.
Daily Star
  • Raheem Sterling and Carl Jenkinson are set to be named in Roy Hodgson's England squad today.
  • Jordan Henderson has pledged to prove his worth to Liverpool.
  • Pablo Zabaleta insists Roberto Mancini was right to be angry after Manchester City's 2-2 draw with Ajax.
Daily Mail
  • London's Olympic stadium may not be open to the public by the time the next games start in 2016.
  • Brendan Rodgers is considering Reading defender Alex Pearce as a long-term successor to Jamie Carragher at Liverpool.
  • Aston Villa scouts watched Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba against Dynamo Kiev.
  • James Beattie is in talks over a player-coach role at Accrington.
Daily Express
  • Jordan Henderson will aim to prove Brendan Rodgers wrong when Liverpool face Anzhi Makhachkala today.
  • Tom Huddlestone has urged Spurs fans to be patient as players adapt to Andre Villas-Boas' methods.
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