Paper Talk - 20 January 2013

Luis Suarez: Linked with summer switch to Bayern Munich

Paper Talk: Euro giants plan Reds raid

Bayern Munich have made Luis Suarez their top summer target, Barcelona are keen on Pepe Reina, while Sunderland want Mauro Zarate on loan.

Sunday Express
  • Frank Lampard is expected to confirm this week that he has agreed a deal to move to LA Galaxy at the end of the season.
  • Ashley Cole will sign a new one-year deal to remain at Chelsea in the next 48 hours.
  • Sources close Pep Guardiola insist Chelsea's chances of appointing him as manager were ruined the moment they harshly fired Roberto Di Matteo.
  • Stoke will assess the fitness of Brek Shea's fitness before sanctioning a £3million deal with MLS for the FC Dallas winger.
  • Newcastle hope to complete the signing of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa this week after having a £7million bid for the Montpellier defender accepted.
  • Peter Odemwingie insists he has no desire to leave West Brom after admitting he "loves the club with all his heart".
The Sun
  • Ashley Cole's new Chelsea deal will be worth a staggering £10million to the player - approximately £200,000 per week.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson says he can see Manchester United winning another Treble this season.
  • Manchester City have been urged to drop their £31million asking price for Mario Balotelli by AC Milan.
  • Southampton's new manager Mauricio Pochettino has told disgruntled fans: "I will lead you into the big time."
  • Harry Redknapp fears Everton or Tottenham will pip him to the signature of Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.
  • Manchester City plan to open talks with James Milner over a new four-year deal.
  • Barnsley are ready to cash-in on teenage defender John Stones - but want him back on loan for the season to help in their battle against relegation.
  • Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has urged Anzhi Makhachkala winger Mbark Boussoufa to "not think twice" about joining Liverpool, after the Reds tabled an £8million bid for the Moroccan.
  • Arsenal are poised to beat Newcastle to the signing of Bastia midfielder Florian Thauvin.
  • Wilfried Zaha will hold talks and undergo a medical with Manchester United on Monday ahead of his £11million switch to Old Trafford.
  • Xavi and Andres Iniesta have told Barcelona that they want Pepe Reina to replace Victor Valdes at the Nou Camp.
Mail On Sunday
  • Frank Lampard will have a straight choice between LA Galaxy and AC Milan in the summer.
  • Liverpool's goalkeeper Pepe Reina is a summer target for Barcelona. SUNDAY
  • Frank Lampard is in talks with Italian giants AC Milan over a summer move to the San Siro.
  • Carlos Tevez will quit Manchester City in 18 months and return to Argentina.
  • Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is eyeing a loan deal for Lazio's Mauro Zarate.
  • Reading are after David Bentley who is out of contract at Tottenham in the summer.
  • Norwich boss Chris Hughton will make an improved £6million bid for Gary Hooper this week.
  • Hull City have joined the race for former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
  • Derby are adamant Will Hughes will not be leaving this month despite Manchester City stepping up their interest in the highly-rated midfielder.
Sunday Mirror
  • Manchester United's bid to sign highly-rated Crystal Palace winger is on the brink of collapse.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are set to offer Arsene Wenger £30million to join them as manager in the summer.
  • Pep Guardiola has Liverpool's Luis Suarez at the top of his transfer wish list when he takes over as Bayern Munich manager in the summer.
  • Newcastle are closing in on Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbia for a fee in the region of £8.8million.
  • Sunderland are confident they will win the £4.5 million battle with Norwich to land Swansea striker Danny Graham this week.
Sunday Times
  • Arsene Wenger says Arsenal need to toughen up and adopt a "more physical and more aggressive" approach to achieve Champions League qualification for a 16th successive season.
The Observer
  • A season of struggle for Newcastle United appeared to reach a watershed on Saturday when a previously patient crowd at St James' Park turned on
  • their team during the 2-1 defeat to Reading.



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