Paper Talk - 17 January 2013

Wilfried Zaha: Manchester United target

Paper Talk: United must improve Zaha bid

Crystal Palace have told Manchester United to improve their offer for Wilfried Zaha, while Norwich are eyeing a move for Celtic's Gary Hooper.

The Sun
  • Louis Saha has been told he can leave Sunderland as part of a shake up by Martin O'Neill.
  • Arsene Wenger has revealed Theo Walcott is finally on the verge of signing a new contract at Arsenal.
  • Wigan Athletic still want to sign Leeds United star striker Luciano Becchio, as manager Roberto Martinez wants a stronger squad.
  • New Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Dean Saunders is planning a double swoop for Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson and Doncaster Rovers winger David Cotterill.
  • Chelsea are yet to receive a single inquiry about misfit Florent Malouda.
  • Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse has gone to Qatar side Al-Arabi on loan until the end of the season for a fee of £400,000.
Daily Star
  • Pep Guardiola has delivered a huge blow to Manchester City and Chelsea after snubbing their money in favour of Bayern Munich.
  • Chelsea's boo-boys turned on Rafa Benitez again as they threw away a two-goal lead against Southampton.
  • The Football Association is facing a diplomatic row after lining up glamour friendlies against Germany and Argentina.
  • Wigan Athletic new-boy Roger Espinoza is backing them to produce another miracle escape from relegation.
Daily Mail
  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's worst fears came true when being snubbed by new Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.
  • Alan Shearer has warned his former club, Newcastle United, they are in a Premier League relegation battle.
  • Crystal Palace have told Manchester United they must improve their £6million offer if they want to sign Wilfried Zaha.
  • Swansea City are stepping up their efforts to sign Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, who will be allowed to leave for £6million.
  • West Ham United have made an improved £3.5million offer for Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson.
  • West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie is ready to ask for a transfer to push through a move to Queens Park Rangers.
The Times
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described Jack Wilshere as the complete midfielder.
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol is hopeful of completing signings in the coming days after lodging bids for Zulte Waregem midfielder Junior Malanda.
  • Montpellier have confirmed they are willing to listen to offers for winger Younes Belhanda, who has previously been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
Independent
  • The worst fears of the Chelsea hierarchy were confirmed when Pep Guardiola agreed to become the new manager of Bayern Munich.
  • Raul, who spent two seasons at Schalke and is a close friend of Pep Guardiola, helped convince the Spaniard to join Bayern Munich.
  • Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for six months after ignoring police letters about speeding offences because he did not understand the word 'constabulary'.
Daily Telegraph
  • Former Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes Pep Guardiola will be the 'perfect match' at the Allianz Arena.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson vented his anger at Wayne Rooney after the striker's penalty failure against West Ham United
  • Blackburn Rovers' Indian owners, Venky's, plan to attend Michael Appleton's first game in charge.
Daily Mirror
  • Luis Suarez was at the centre of a new cheat storm last night after admitting he took a dive against Stoke.
  • Manchester United chief executive David Gill has confirmed the club want to sign Crystal Palace sensation Wilfried Zaha.
  • Jose Mourinho became football's most wanted man yesterday after Pep Guardiola left Manchester City and Chelsea in the lurch.
  • Ian Ayre says the signing of Daniel Sturridge proves Liverpool's US owners were right to veto a summer move for Clint Dempsey.
  • Harry Redknapp believes the monster new TV deal justifies his QPR club record deal for Loic Remy.
  • Reading are ready to smash their transfer record by paying £8.3million for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.
  • Louis Saha will be the first victim of Martin O'Neill's Sunderland shake-up.
  • Tom Ince has seen his return to Liverpool put on hold - because Blackpool are refusing to take Brendan Rodgers' calls.
  • Norwich want to finance an ambitious move for Gary Hooper by selling Simeon Jackson to Wolves.
  • Aston Villa may attempt to hijack Fulham's bid for Derek Boateng.
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol is set to win his race to sign Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg and open the way for David Stockdale to leave on loan.
  • Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is ready to snap up Stephen Dobbie from bitter rivals Brighton.
Daily Express
  • Pep Guardiola yesterday turned his back on the Premier League when he signed a £27million three-year deal to become coach of Bayern Munich.
  • Reading are set to sign Zambia centre-half Stoppilo Sunzu in a £3million deal.
  • Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says the club is not shackled by youth investment and that Brendan Rodgers can bring in older players.
  • Roy Hodgson wants England's elite clubs to show faith in young players to boost his team's chances at Brazil 2014.
  • Sir Trevor Brooking has hit out at the "too much, too young" culture at the heart of the Premier League.

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