Paper Talk - 13 November 2012

Radamel Falcao: Top of City's wanted list

Paper Talk: Mario out, Falcao in for City

Roberto Mancini will get the green light to make a club-record £35million bid for Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao once Mario Balotelli leaves.

Daily Mirror
  • Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is keeping tabs on England wonderboy Wilfried Zaha.
  • West Ham fear they will be priced out of an ambitious move for Nicolas Anelka.
  • Everton are keeping tabs on Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani, who could be available for £2million.
  • Michael Owen's hamstring injury has wrecked Cameron Jerome's hopes of escaping his Stoke nightmare.
  • Manchester United watched Porto winger James Rodriguez on Sunday - for the seventh time this season.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign £8million Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on a month's emergency loan.
The Sun
  • Mario Balotelli is on his way out of Manchester City after partying 12 hours before Sunday's game.
  • Roberto Mancini will now get the OK to make a club-record £35million bid for Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao once Mario Balotelli leaves.
  • John Terry hopes to play again before Christmas after a scan on his right knee revealed no serious damage.
  • Mark Clattenburg has been left off the Premier League fixture list for the third weekend as the John Obi Mikel race row rumbles on.
  • Wilfried Zaha celebrated his England call-up with the news he is a target for Real Madrid.
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists he is now justifying his £12million fee - and hopes to score 15 Premier League goals.
  • Rio Ferdinand will decide on his future at Manchester United in the summer.
  • Arsenal are tracking Burnley's England Under-21 right-back Kieran Trippier.
  • Phil Brown will be named as Hartlepool's new boss in the next 24 hours.
  • Watford are keen to turn Matej Vydra's loan move into a permanent switch.
Daily Mail
  • Wilfried Zaha is refusing to commit himself to England, even though he is expected to make his debut in Sweden tomorrow night.
  • Newcastle have resumed their bid to sign Lille right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
  • Fulham are interested in Molde defender Vegard Forren, who has been linked with Manchester United and Everton.
  • Espanyol and Valencia want to take Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu back to Spain.
  • Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United there is no guarantee he will sign a new contract.
  • West Ham defender Winston Reid is set to be offered a new deal.
  • Brighton want Hungarian duo Akos Buzsaky and Gabor Gyepes, who will be free in January.
Daily Star
  • Steven Gerrard has been given the green light to win his 100th England cap.
  • England were warned last night that Wilfried Zaha could still turn his back on them to play for Ivory Coast.
  • Chelsea captain John Terry last night found out he could be back from injury before Christmas.
  • Birmingham have ended the loan of Leroy Lita a month early.
Daily Express
  • Peterborough club captain Gaby Zakuani is among four players fined and put on the transfer list after a break of club discipline.
  • Andriy Shevcehnko has been offered the position of Ukraine head coach after Oleg Blokhin left to take over Dynamo Kiev.
Independent
  • Mario Balotelli does not want to leave Manchester City, despite a struggle to make a lasting impact at the club, which saw him dropped from the squad for Sunday's win over Tottenham.
  • Crystal Palace prodigy Wilfried Zaha has turned down the Ivory Coast's invitation to join their squad for January's African Cup of Nations in January, with the Football Association increasingly confident that he will now commit his future to England having been called up to Roy Hodgson's squad for tomorrow's friendly against Sweden.
The Guardian
  • Premier League clubs are in for a huge hike in television income from next season, with revenue from domestic and global TV rights deals on course to top £5bn by the time the final overseas contracts are tied up next month.
  • John Terry may be out for only a fortnight after initial scans on his damaged right knee suggested he sustained no significant damage during Chelsea's draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
The Times
  • Chelsea have been boosted by confirmation that John Terry's knee injury will rule him out for "a matter of weeks, not months".

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