Paper Talk - 08 January 2013

Marouane Fellaini: Could be heading to Stamford Bridge

Paper Talk: Fellaini on Chelsea's radar

Chelsea have identified Marouane Fellaini as their preferred replacement for Frank Lampard, who is a summer target for Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Sun
  • Pep Guardiola has opened the door for a move to the Premier League after declaring: I'll be back next season.
  • Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is closing in on France Under-21 ace Aldred N'Diaye.
  • Southampton are set to swoop for Inter Milan's £10million-rated Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
  • Spurs expect to lose Emmanuel Adebayor for up to a month after he changed his mind about playing in the African Nations Cup and may now target Leandro Damiao or David Villa.
  • West Ham face competition from QPR and Fulham as they move for Newcastle's Danny Simpson.
  • West Ham are set to join the race for Sylvain Distin.
  • Reading hope to sign Swansea striker Danny Graham.
  • Steve Lomas tops Doncaster's wish-list to succeed Dean Saunders.
Daily Mirror
  • Pep Guardiola fired the starting pistol on the biggest managerial scramble in years by revealing he is ready to return to the dug-out.
  • Chelsea could lose out on £11million target Taison after Manchester City tried to hijack the deal at the last minute.
  • Rafa Benitez claims the Chelsea board accept this is a "transition" season at Stamford Bridge.
  • QPR's bid to hijack Loic Remy's Newcastle switch has failed.
  • Mario Balotelli has been offered a return to Italy by Napoli.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is on red alert after Anderlecht's Lucas Biglia made it clear he wants to move this month.
  • Southampton want to raid Serie A again for Philippe Coutinho and Davide Astori.
  • Swansea will make a second bid for Real Betis star Jose Canas.
  • Sunderland have agreed a fee with Bursaspor for Alfred N'Diaye.
  • West Ham will return with an improved offer for Blackburn defender Martin Olsson.
Daily Star
  • Pep Guardiola put Premier League clubs on red alert by admitting publicly he is eager to get back into football.
  • Sunderland are eyeing three new signings this week as they pursue Alfred N'Diaye, Roland Juhasz and Tim Cahill.
  • Newcastle are confident they can fight off competition from Borussia Dortmund and Schalke to sign Loic Remy.
  • Zeki Fryers was left feeling 'disrespected' by Manchester United ahead of his summer exit from Old Trafford.
  • Roman Abramovich has been given the green light to make another approach for Pep Guardiola.
  • Blackburn defender Martin Olsson has urged the club to accept a £2million offer for him from West Ham.
  • Borussia Dortmund will offer Nuri Sahin a way out of Anfield and back to Germany.
  • Manchester United are showing interest in Galatasaray keeper Fernando Muslera.
  • Newcastle face competition from Inter Milan for Loic Remy.
  • Fulham are working on a deal for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
  • Arsenal have been offered Lazio striker Eduardo Vargas on loan.
  • Ryan Nelsen will be unveiled today as head coach of Toronto FC.
Daily Express
  • Tottenham new boy Lewis Holtby consulted with a "mind coach" before committing his future to White Hart Lane.
  • New Wolves boss Dean Saunders is promising to release players unless there is an immediate response from the struggling squad.
The Times
  • Chelsea have identified Marouane Fellaini as their preferred replacement for Frank Lampard and are planning to trigger a buyout clause in the Everton midfielder's contract at the end of the season.
Daily Telegraph
  • Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a summer move to take Frank Lampard to Manchester United following Chelsea's decision to allow the midfielder to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of his contract.
Independent
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has been monitoring Frank Lampard's position at Chelsea and is considering making a sensational summer move for the player, whom he has always admired.

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