Paper Talk - 24 February 2013

Edinson Cavani: Manchester City's top target

Paper Talk: Cavani courted by City

Manchester City are ready to break the British transfer record for Edinson Cavani, while Liverpool are in talks to sign keeper Guillermo Ochoa.

The Sun
  • Turkish side Galatasaray are ready to offer striker Darren Bent an escape from his Aston Villa nightmare.
  • Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his career.
  • Robin van Persie has given Manchester United an injury scare - after falling down a hole during Saturday's win at QPR.
  • Gareth Bale insists Spurs are now north London's top dogs.
  • West Ham will offer manager Sam Allardyce a new deal this summer - if he keeps them in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool are in talks to sign Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa, 27, from French side Ajaccio.
Daily Star Sunday
  • Chelsea are planning a £15million swoop for Everton defender Leighton Baines.
  • Manchester City are ready to offer Yaya Toure a five-year deal worth £55million.
  • Roberto Mancini says Manchester United have been "really lucky" in the title race.
  • Everton want Manchester City misfit Scott Sinclair.
  • Edinson Cavani is top of Manchester City's wishlist this summer, with Radamel Falcao and Neymar also targets.
  • Galatasaray will offer Darren Bent an escape route out of Aston Villa in the summer.
  • Arsenal will begin their summer spending spree with a £16million move for Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna.
  • Ruud Gullit believes Jose Mourinho is nailed on to return to Chelsea.
  • Hull City players will share £10million if they achieve the Premier League promotion.
  • Mauricio Pochettino has backed Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese's plan to be in the Champions League within three years.
  • West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald has defended taking the players to Dubai.
  • Manchester City have made the opening move in a £40m bid to land Atletico Madrid striker Falcao and are also tracking Watford's 19-year-old defender Tommie Hoban..
  • Neighbours United are weighing up a shock move for Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams.
  • Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines is a target for Chelsea despite Ashley Cole having signed a contract extension, while Toffees midfielder Marouane Fellaini still has a burning desire to move to Stamford Bridge.
  • Roberto Mancini believes Manchester United have ridden their luck this season.
  • Santi Cazorla struck twice to end Arsenal's week from hell in a critical 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.
  • Paolo Di Canio asked for a pay rise at Swindon - days AFTER he quit the League One club.
  • Jack Wilshere could become Arsenal captain as early as next season.
  • The Gunners lead a host of Premier League clubs monitoring Watford top scorer Matej Vydra.
  • Wigan will break their club transfer record to land Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady - if they beat the drop.
  • Newcastle will try to land St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23, in the summer after missing out on him in January - but face competition from Premier League rivals Spurs.
  • Fulham are tracking Portugal U21 international striker Paulo Regula who is rated at £400,000 by Olhanense.
  • French striker Thierry Henry, 35, is set for an emotional return to Arsenal - as a member of Wenger's coaching staff.
Sunday Mirror
  • Robin van Persie is facing a battle to be fit for Manchester United's showdown with Real Madrid.
  • Roberto Mancini has sparked a player backlash at Manchester City .
  • Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are tracking Feyenoord defenders Stefan de Vrij, 21, and 20-year-old Bruno Martins Indi who would cost a combined fee of £25m.
  • Real Madrid are monitoring Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
  • Cardiff boss Malky Mackay will be handed a £50m war chest if he takes them into the Premier League.
  • Tottenham are set to offer defender Michael Dawson a new deal - just six months after trying to sell him.
Mail On Sunday
  • QPR chairman Tony Fernandes expects manager Harry Redknapp to stay at Loftus Road whatever their fate at the end of the Premier League season.
Sunday Express
  • Manchester City are prepared to meet Napoli striker Edinson Cavani's £54 million buy-out clause as boss Roberto Mancini prepares for next season.
  • Arsenal will battle it out with Manchester United to sign Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Sunday Telegraph
  • Manchester City are to press ahead with a £40 million bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani after accepting that Atletico Madrid's Radomel Falcao is likely to join either Chelsea or Real Madrid.
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