Paper Talk - 15 January 2013

Mohamed Diame (l): On Arsenal's shopping list

Paper Talk: Gunners to go with the Mo

Arsenal are lining up a move to sign West Ham's Mohamed Diame, while Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is on Barcelona's wanted list.

Daily Mirror
  • Jose Mourinho last night gave another huge hint he plans to return to the Premier League this summer.
  • Roberto Mancini will step up his search for a new defender if Vincent Kompany loses his red-card appeal today. And that could see the Manchester City boss targeting Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels.
  • Newcastle suffered a double blow as their £10million bid to sign Loic Remy was hijacked by QPR - and Hatem Ben Arfa hinted he could quit in the summer.
  • Liverpool have moved ahead of Everton in the £4million race to sign Molde defender Vegard Forren.
  • Swansea are stepping up their bid to beat Liverpool in the race for flying winger Tom Ince.
  • Reading boss Brian McDermott is on the brink of landing Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu.
  • Fulham have made a £1.5million bid for Barnsley right-back John Stones and want to get the deal done this week.
  • QPR, Fulham and Celtic are slugging it out for Aussie midfielder Tom Rogic.
  • Peter Odemwingie fancies joining QPR, and West Brom boss Steve Clarke must decide whether to risk the striker against them tonight.
  • Lee Clark admits that even a money-spinning FA Cup tie with Tottenham would not ease the pressure on Birmingham to sell.
  • Under-fire Leeds boss Neil Warnock has pleaded with fans who are giving him stick: Judge me at the end of the season.
  • Bolton boss Dougie Freedman hopes to wrap up a deal for West Brom central defender Craig Dawson this week.
  • New Wolves boss Dean Saunders willl consider offers for anyone in his squad as he plots a major overhaul.
The Sun
  • Samir Nasri suffered a barrage of vile abuse from Arsenal yobs as he ran a gauntlet of hate outside The Emirates on Sunday.
  • Harry Redknapp last night sealed a shock £15million swoop for France stars Loic Remy and Yann M'Vila.
  • Jose Mourinho will tomorrow tell the great and good of English football why he WILL manage here again.
  • The Chinese club who wanted to spend more than £20million on Frank Lampard have told him: You missed out on a great adventure.
  • Carlos Tevez last night revealed he is thinking over the offer of a contract extension at Manchester City.
  • Mario Balotelli has been told to grow up by his Italy manager.
  • Ian Holloway admits he is powerless to stop Wilfried Zaha leaving Crystal Palace.
  • Arsenal are lining up a move to nick West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame.
  • Liverpool will take Norwegian defender Vegard Forren on trial.
  • Roland Lamah will become Swansea's first signing of the transfer window today after agreeing a loan deal.
  • Chelsea are closing in on £5.5million Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.
  • Blackpool have been given permission to talk to Dundee United boss Peter Houston.
  • Hull are planning a £3million bid for Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.
  • Fulham's move for Barnsley right-back John Stones is stet to cost them £1.5million.
  • Reading should seal the signing of Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu this week.
  • Wigan want to hijack Bolton's loan move for West Brom defender Craig Dawson.
  • West Ham may make a move to sign Troyes defender Fabrice N'Sakala.
  • Brighton will land striker Leonardo Ulloa for £2million from Almeria this week.
  • Millwall, Reading, Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace fancy Peterborough ace George Boyd.
  • Ipswich will cough up £200,000 for Colchester midfielder Anthony Wordsworth.
Daily Star
  • Cristiano Ronaldo last night told his Premier League suitors they will have to wait two years to sign him.
  • Manchester United keeper David De Gea is the No 1 name on a shortlist of top European goalkeepers wanted by Barcelona.
  • Jose Mourinho has opened his heart on why he is desperate to return to English football.
  • Roberto Martinez has warned Mauro Boselli that he is running out of time to save his Wigan career.
  • Reading hope to land Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu.
  • Fulham want Barnsley's £1.5million-rated teenage right-back John Stones.
  • Birmingham boss Lee Clark admits not even a money-spinning tie with big-boys Tottenham would ease the pressure to sell players.
  • Hull boss Steve Bruce is planning a £3million swoop for Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.
  • Peterborough winger George Boyd is being tracked by Nottingham Forest, Reading, Crystal Palace and Millwall.
  • Ipswich are set to complete a £200,000 deal for Colchester midfielder Anthony Wordsworth.
Daily Mail
  • The linesman who urged Manchester City players to go to salute their fans after winning at Arsenal because they had paid £62 each for their tickets has been pulled from duty tonight.
  • The satisfaction of yet another victory over Liverpool was tempered a little yesterday for Manchester United as Ashley Young and Nemanja Vidic awaited the results of tests on their injured knees.
  • Samir Nasri was rescued from angry Arsenal fans by his former team-mate Marouane Chamakh outside the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
  • Gordon Strachan will be confirmed as the new Scotland manager within the next 48 hours.
  • Birmingham manager Lee Clark will leave out Jack Butland against Leeds to stop him being cup-tied - even though he hopes his teenage goalkeeper will not be sold.
  • QPR have hijacked Loic Remy's move to Newcastle with an £8million bid.
  • Tottenham are maintaining an interest in Palermo midfielder Josip Ilcic.
  • Chelsea are ready to allow Lucas Piazon and Marko Marin out on loan.
  • West Ham are pressing ahead with a £4million bid for Blackburn defender Martin Olsson.
  • Fulham have had a £1.5million bid for Barnsley right-back John Stokes rejected as the Championship club want to loan him back for the rest of the season.
  • Vegard Forren will begin a trial at Liverpool today with a view to a move.
  • Reading are pressing ahead with a bid for Celtic Vigo striker Iago Aspas and hope to complete a deal for Zambian defender Stopilla Sunzu.
  • Cardiff are keen on Stoke's out-of-favour striker Cameron Jerome.
Daily Express
  • Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is plotting a return to English football.
  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will step up his search for a new defender if Vincent Kompany fails in his appeal against a three-match suspension.
Daily Telegraph
  • English football has a special place in the heard of Jose Mourinho, who yesterday voiced his desire to return to manage in the Premier League.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out a return to the Premier League this summer by insisting he will see out the remaining two years of his Real Madrid contract, despite claiming that "anxiety" is inescapable at the Bernabeu.
Independent
  • The assistant referee who told Joleon Lescott to thank the Manchester City fans at the Emirates on Sunday has been removed from duty for tonight's FA Cup third-round replay between West Bromwich Albion and Queen's Park Rangers as punishment by referees' officials.

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