Paper Talk - 14 November 2012

Nicolas Anelka: Currently playing in China

Paper Talk: QPR eyeing Anelka swoop

QPR want veteran striker Nicolas Anelka, while Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all chasing Shakhtar Donetsk hitman Luiz Adriano.

Daily Mirror
  • Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Liverpool's Steven Gerrard to move to a big club before it's too late.
  • Chelsea are determined to stand by John Obi Mikel, despite the police dropping their investigation into the alleged racial abuse of the Blues midfielder by referee Mark Clattenburg.
  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is lining up a January swoop for Derby County's 24-year-old right-back John Brayford.
  • Wolves will aim to bring back Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on loan this week, with Ipswich also interested.
The Sun
  • Steven Gerrard will win his 100th England cap tonight and admits the national side have not delivered since winning the World Cup back in 1966.
  • QPR want striker Nicolas Anelka, 33, - currently unsettled at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - to fire them away from the Premier League relegation zone.
  • Meanwhile, Rs midfielder Joey Barton wants to make his loan move to French side Marseille a permanent deal.
  • Manchester City are planning to boost the Etihad Stadium's capacity from 48,000 to 60,000.
Daily Star
  • Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has hit back at claims the club are hypocrites over the Mark Clattenburg affair.
Daily Mail
  • Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano.
  • AC Milan have intensified their efforts to beat Chelsea and Manchester City to sign Pep Guardiola as their next manager.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering ditching his favoured 'back four' formation to tighten up the team's defence.
Daily Express
  • Roy Hodgson has made it plain that he will not beg players with dual football nationality to pledge their allegiance to England - but has said Wilfried Zaha and Raheem Sterling have told him they see their futures with the Three Lions.
The Guardian
  • The Premier League TV rights deal is set to top £5bn for the first time.
The Times
  • West Brom's Sweden defender Jonas Olsson has warned England that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are currently better in world football than his international team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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