Paper Talk - 19 January 2013

Philippe Coutinho: Target for Liverpool

Paper Talk: Liverpool chasing Coutinho

Liverpool are chasing Brazilian starlet Philippe Coutinho, Mario Balotelli is ready to join Milan for £24m and Aruna Dindane could join Leeds.

The Sun
  • Sir Alex Ferguson joined Southampton supporters in condemning the sacking of Nigel Adkins.
  • Rafa Benitez will gamble on John Terry in a bid to stop the rot at Chelsea.
  • Mario Balotelli is all packed up and ready to join AC Milan in a £24million deal.
  • Chelsea are preparing for a £10million Barcelona raid on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
  • Aston Villa and Wigan are joining Swansea and West Brom in the race for Bristol City winger Albert Adomah.
  • Brighton are poised to trump Tottenham, Arsenal and AC Milan for the signature of French wonderkid Jeremy Balmy.
Daily Mirror
  • Nigel Adkins knew he was going to be sacked before he met with Southampton supremo Nicola Cortese.
  • Blackpool want talks with Nigel Adkins about becoming their new manager after his Southampton exit.
  • Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has refused to rule out the arrival of Lewis Holtby this month instead of the summer.
  • Harry Redknapp is trying to persuade Porto defender Rolando to sign for QPR.
  • Hull are ready to spend £1million on QPR striker DJ Campbell.
  • Leeds are ready to sign Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane.
  • Birmingham boss Lee Clark has held a crunch meeting with players and told them urgent sales are vital to avoid club redundancies.
Daily Mail
  • New Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is facing a player revolt after Nigel Adkins was brutally sacked on Friday.
  • Frank Lampard is poised to sign for LA Galaxy this summer after agreeing a deal with the MLS club.
  • Tottenham have joined the race for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.
  • Paul Lambert admits that Aston Villa may not be able to bring in any fresh faces.
  • Fulham hope to sign a goalkeeper and Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg is the top target.
  • Manchester City are keen on 17-year-old PSG striker Hervin Ongenda.
  • Arsenal want Guingamp midfielder Gilbert Imbula.
  • QPR defender Anton Ferdinand is a target for Turkish side Bursaspor.
  • Sevilla want to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are in talks over a deal for Gent striker Shlomi Arbeitman.
  • Leeds are close to sealing a deal for former Portsmouth striker Aruna Dindane.
Daily Express
  • Nigel Adkins was masterminding Southampton's climb to safety with a noose around his neck after it emerged new manager Mauricio Pochettino was put on standby weeks ago.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has waded into the Luis Suarez diving row by blaming foreign players for the escalation of diving in English football.
Daily Star
  • Roberto Mancini claims he will see out his contract at Manchester City.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has told Liverpool to stop Luis Suarez diving - just like he did with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Times
  • Rafael Benitez is preparing to gamble on John Terry's fitness after admitting his Chelsea squad is short of natural leaders.
Daily Telegraph
  • Arsenal have broken their wage structure to persuade Theo Walcott to sign a three-and-a-half year contract extension worth £100,000-a-week that will also bring him a £3million loyalty bonus.
  • Liverpool have launched an audacious £8million bid for Inter Milan's Brazilian youngster Philippe Coutinho.



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