Paper Talk - 03 January 2013

Michu: Tracked by mega-rich Russians

Paper Talk: Russian rivals eye up Michu

Zenit and Anzhi are keen to sign Michu, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are battling for Lewis Holtby, while Inter Milan want Frank Lampard.

The Sun
  • Chelsea are set to unveil £7.5million striker Demba Ba as Inter Milan line up a swoop for Frank Lampard.
  • Joe Cole will get a £4million pay-off from Liverpool to join West Ham for nothing.
  • Edinson Cavani has put Manchester City on alert after his agent revealed he is likely to leave Napoli in the summer.
  • French side Lille want QPR striker Djibril Cisse.
  • Swansea are ready to sign Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas for £200,000.
  • Sunderland look to be winning the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau.
  • Fulham are close to a loan deal for Ghana star Derek Boateng.
  • West Brom want £4million for midfielder Graham Dorrans.
  • West Ham seem willing to let misfit striker Modibo Maiga leave for Newcastle.
  • Stoke, Fulham and Udinese are locked in a three-way battle for Saint Etienne's Faouzi Ghoulam.
  • Neil Redfearn could return to Barnsley - as boss.
  • Reading hope to complete a £400,000 deal for Australia international Tomas Rogic.
  • Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson will ask his dad to lend him midfielder Nick Powell.
Daily Mirror
  • Joe Cole is set to return to West Ham after Sam Allardyce beat QPR boss Harry Redknapp to the Liverpool misfit's signature.
  • Demba Ba's move to Chelsea hinges on a medical this morning.
  • Arsene Wenger is confident that Theo Walcott will finally commit to a new Arsenal deal.
  • Blackburn's bid to bring in Peter Taylor as their next manager has hit a snag due to a tax problem.
  • Sunderland will fight Everton and Liverpool for Paris Saint-Germain's Guillaume Hoarau.
  • Jermaine Jenas has returned to Spurs after making just one start in three months on loan at Nottingham Forest.
Daily Star
  • Theo Walcott showed his dedication to Arsenal by playing against Southampton despite being ill.
  • Chelsea yesterday clinched the signing of Demba Ba after triggering the £7million release clause in his Newcastle contract.
  • Joe Cole last night had a medical at West Ham ahead of his return to Upton Park.
  • Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is ready to give Paul Lambert money to spend this month after a nightmare Christmas.
Daily Express
  • Joe Cole was last night set to rejoin West Ham on a free transfer after Liverpool agreed to a £3million golden handshake to facilitate the transfer.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him by admitting he still loves the club.
  • Nuri Sahin is looking to leave Liverpool halfway through his season-long loan, with Fulham and Borussia Dortmund interested.
Daily Mail
  • Tottenham are ready to sign Ezekiel Fryers at the second attempt.
  • Spurs are also preparing to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and are the latest club to show interest in David Villa.
  • Swansea striker Michu is attracting interest from Zenit St Petersburg and Anzhi Makhachkala.
  • Fulham are hopeful of signing Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng in the next 24 hours.
  • Wigan are closing on a loan deal for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel.
  • Norwich are launching a £5million bid for Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal.
  • Schalke want Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to replace Lewis Holtby, who is a target for Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool.
  • PSV Eindhoven are interested in taking Andrey Arshavin on loan from Arsenal.
  • Lille have joined West Ham in showing interest in Marouane Chamakh.
  • Borussia Dortmund have joined Inter Milan in wanting to take over Nuri Sahin's loan to Liverpool from Real Madrid.



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