Paper Talk - 22 February 2013

Ronaldo: Daily Star claims £55m bid planned

Paper Talk: £55m for Ron return?

Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £55million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo, while a Dutch right-back could oust Bacary Sagna at Arsenal.

The Sun
  • Mario Balotelli has told Manchester City's owners: Don't sack Roberto Mancini.
  • Ian Wright fears Arsenal will follow Liverpool and slip out of Champions League contention.
  • David Gold has told Paolo Di Canio there is no job for him at West Ham.
  • Michael Owen could get a new Stoke deal even if he is out all season.
  • Swansea boss Michael Laudrup refuses to talk about rumours linking him with the Real Madrid job.
  • Bradford joint chairman Mark Lawn has vowed to do all he can to keep manager Phil Parkinson at the club.
Daily Star
  • Manchester United are working on a stunning £55million deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
  • Roberto Mancini is fuming after being told his final act as Manchester City boss could be taking the side on an end-of-season tour to America.
  • Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has again backed under-fire manager Arsene Wenger.
  • Michael Laudrup refuses to discuss his future at Swansea until after the Capital One Cup final.
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke has urged fans to give Peter Odemwingie a chance - for the good of the club.
Daily Mail
  • Swindon Town have been forced to change the locks at the County Ground after Paolo Di Canio stole into the manager's office under darkness and tore down pictures of his successful reign.
  • Manchester City have dismissed reports in Spain that Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has agreed to become their next manager.
  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has offered Nani a lifeline at the club.
Daily Mirror
  • Bacary Sagna is set to be the next big-name departure from Arsenal as Arsene Wenger makes a new right-back one of his priorities and sets his sights on Daryl Janmaat of Feyenoord.
  • Real Madrid want Manchester United's David de Gea to be their long-term first-choice goalkeeper.
  • Roberto Martinez is telling his contract rebels to put their futures on hold - and save Wigan from the drop.
  • Michael Owen could land a new deal at Stoke without even starting a Premier League game.
  • Chelsea have sealed a £1.7million deal to sign red-hot Chilean teenage Cristian Cuevas.
Daily Express
  • Swansea's plans for Sunday's Capital One Cup final have been disrupted by drug-testers.
  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed suggestions he is ready to sell Nani.
Daily Telegraph
  • Arsenal's nightmare week has ended with a significant injury blow to Bacary Sagna, who will miss the Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday amid increasing concern over his long-term fitness.



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