Paper Talk - 22 December 2012

David Villa: Linked with switch to Arsenal

Paper Talk: Gunners join Villa race

Arsenal have joined the race to sign David Villa, Tottenham will bid £10million for Younes Belhanda, and Manchester City are tracking Paulinho.

Daily Telegraph
  • Roberto Mancini has promised he will deliver either the FA Cup or Premier League for Manchester City this season.
  • Paul Lambert has said that Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is not for sale.
  • Stoke boss Tony Pulis has made a further complaint to referees' chief Mike Riley over the length of Marouane Fellaini's suspension.
Daily Express
  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Christian Benteke's price tag has risen considerably.
  • The takeover of Leeds United was completed yesterday.
Daily Mail
  • Arsenal could make an audacious swoop for Barcelona striker David Villa.
  • Reading are close to a deal for Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu.
  • Marseille president Vincent Labrune has indicated Newcastle will have to match his valuation of £15m to sign Loic Remy.
  • Tottenham are poised to make a £10m offer for Montpellier's Younes Belhanda.
  • West Ham are in talks over a loan move for Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.
  • Wesley Sneijder could be on his way out of Inter Milan with Manchester United and City on the alert.
Daily Mirror
  • Sir Alex Ferguson will go head-to-head with Arsene Wenger in the battle for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha.
  • Frank Lampard is ready to become David Beckham's replacement at Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson claims Ryan Giggs can play into his 40s.
  • Blackburn boss Henning Berg has had more pressure piled on him by the club's global advisor Shebby Singh.
  • Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder is quitting Inter Milan next month.
  • Malaga have been banned from European competitions for at least one season due to outstanding debts.
  • Manchester City supreme Txiki Begiristain has flown to Brazil to sign Corinthians midfielder Paulinho in an £11m deal.
  • Thomas Ince's move back to Liverpool from Blackpool has hit a snag.
  • Sunderland are ready to make a cheeky enquiry for Everton defender Sylvain Distin.
  • Franco Di Santo's Wigan future is in doubt as he will not sign a new contract.
  • Nottingham Forest have a greed a fee for Derry City's Stephen McLaughlin.
The Sun
  • Jose Bosingwa has been hit with a £100,000 fine by QPR after he refused to be a sub.
  • Arsene Wenger admits his future at Arsenal is out of his hands.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has told Cristiano Ronaldo to come back and play for Manchester United.
  • Raheem Sterling has signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool.
  • Jonny Evans has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United.
  • Leeds boss Neil Warnock is set to put his retirement plans on hold.
  • Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez believes he is finally winning over the fans.
  • Harry Redknapp wants Nicolas Anelka to fire QPR away from the drop zone.
  • Demba Ba has snubbed an £80,000-per-week offer from QPR.
  • Wesley Sneijder is set to spark a race for his signature after his wife revealed he will quit Inter Milan next month.
  • Raul Meireles will fight an 11-match ban in Turkey for spitting at a referee and making a homophobic gesture.
Daily Star
  • Manchester United are set to offer Rio Ferdinand a new deal to extend his Old Trafford career into a 12th season.
  • Rafa Benitez has claimed he iss winning over Chelsea fans



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