Paper Talk - 10 January 2013

Wilfried Zaha: Tipped for move to Old Trafford

Paper Talk: United to win Zaha race

Manchester United are set to sign Wilfried Zaha, Everton want James McCarthy, while Tottenham have learned the price for Leandro Damiao.

Daily Mirror
  • Manchester United have blown Arsenal and Spurs out of the race for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha with a £12million package.
  • Tottenham have been warned that it will cost them £25million to land Brazil striker Leandro Damiao from Internacional.
  • PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign England left-back Ashley Cole from Chelsea.
  • QPR have made a £5million bid for West Brom's 29-year-old Swedish defender Jonas Olsson.
  • Fulham are closing on the signing of defensive midfielder Derek Boateng, 29, from Dnipro.
  • Birmingham City's £6million-rated England keeper Jack Butland, 19, says he will only for first-team football - not to be a reserve.
  • Leeds, Huddersfield and Wolves are chasing Bradford City's £1million-rated League Cup hero Nahki Wells.
The Sun
  • Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Rayo Vallecano's Brazil striker Leo Baptistao, 20, who is rated at £5million and is also being tracked by Liverpool, QPR, Leeds and Brighton.
  • Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan is wanted on loan by Championship side Crystal Palace.
  • Kenny Dalglish could make a shock return to Liverpool in his old position as club ambassador.
  • Wolves have joined Brighton in the race to sign out-of-favour Ipswich striker Jason Scotland, 33, on loan for the rest of the season.
  • Blackburn defender Gael Givet, 31, is ready to join French club Evian, while Rovers want Blackpool boss Michael Appleton as their new manager.
Daily Star
  • Everton are lining up Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy, 22, as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini who is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United.
  • Newcastle full-back Davide Santon is set to snub Serie A giants AC Milan and remain in the Premier League.
  • Championship sides Leeds and Derby are both chasing Dagenham & Redbridge left-back Femi Ilesanmi.
Daily Mail
  • Tottenham's hopes of signing Brazilian forward Leandro Damiao, 23, have suffered a blow after his agent said he expected him to stay with Internacional.
  • QPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign defender William Gallas from former club Spurs.
  • Swansea have been told to raise their offer for Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas, 25, after having a bid of £800,000 rejected.
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his scouts to make the most of the wealth of emerging talent on their own doorstep.
Daily Express
  • Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez says manager Roberto Mancini has fired up his strikers by praising Manchester United forward Robin van Persie.
The Times
  • Manchester United are leading the chase for Crystal Palace's England winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, and hope to tie up a £12m deal.
  • Newcastle have edged ahead in the race to sign Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 23, this summer.
  • London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham are all tracking another Toulouse midfielder, Etienne Capoue.
  • Liverpool have stepped up their bid to sign central defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin from French club Valenciennes.
  • Serie A giants Roma have rejected a bid from Fulham to sign Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
  • Utrecht and Zambia striker Jacob Mulenga has been offered to Norwich City and Reading.
Daily Telegraph
  • Nottingham Forest could move for QPR keeper Robert Green after releasing Northern Ireland international Lee Camp.
  • Liverpool are preparing to offer former manager and player Kenny Dalglish another Anfield comeback, lining him up for a return to his role as a club ambassador.



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