Paper Talk - 23 February 2013

Suarez and Cavani: City targets

Paper Talk: Mancini admires Suarez

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he admires Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, while Radamel Falcao is not out of Arsenal's price range.

The Guardian
  • Roberto Mancini has confirmed his admiration for Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani as he starts planning a summer of potential rebuilding at Manchester City, making it clear he is running out of patience with the players he suspects "think it's enough to play 50%" after winning the Premier League title.
  • Rafael Benitez believes Chelsea travel to Manchester City on Sunday a better side than the one that confronted the Premier League champions in the first game of his interim stewardship almost three months ago and hopeful they can still oust their opponents to achieve a top-two finish.
Daily Mail
  • Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal can commit £80million to sign Radamel Falcao as they prepare for a radical change in their spending policy.
  • Roberto Mancini has accused forward Samir Nasri of slacking off after helping Manchester City win the Premier League title last season.
  • Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will revive his bid to sign Aiden McGeady in the summer, but will face competition from Everton and Sunderland.
  • Manchester United defender Reece Brown is poised to join Ipswich on loan.
  • Bursaspor will renew their interest in Manchester City defender Kolo Toure at the end of the season.
  • Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane watched Gareth Bale on Thursday as the Spanish champions maintain their pursuit of the Tottenham midfielder.
The Sun
  • Roberto Mancini has slammed Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri.
  • Bradford could refuse to play in Europe next season - even if they win the Capital One Cup.
  • Paul Lambert believes striker Christian Benteke will remain at Aston Villa if they retain their Premier League status.
  • West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has broken his silence and confirmed all contract talks are on hold until the summer.
Daily Mirror
  • Roberto Mancini has claimed that Samir Nasri is giving only "50%" for Manchester City.
  • Arsene Wenger insists he will not quit Arsenal and promised he is still the man to take the club forward.
Daily Express
  • Roberto Mancini will quit Manchester City before he is sacked if they fail to win trophies over the next two years.
  • Arsene Wenger has said he will not quit Arsenal - but admitted he is now working on a "short-term" plan.
Daily Star
  • Under-fire Arsene Wenger insists he is still the man to bring glory back to Arsenal.
  • Bradford could opt out of Europe if the minnows win the Capital One Cup final.
Daily Telegraph
  • Roberto Mancini has cast further doubt over the Manchester City future of Samir Nasri by claiming that the £24million midfielder has made the "worst mistake" of thinking he does not need to improve following the club's title success last season.
The Times
  • Bradford City will consider withdrawing from the Europa League next season should they qualify by beating Swansea City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.



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