Paper Talk - 17 March 2013

Gundogan and Reus (left): City links

Paper Talk: City eye Dortmund duo

Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan are being linked with moves to Manchester City, while Samir Nasri could leave for PSG.

The Sun
  • Rio Ferdinand has made Roy Hodgson sweat over his England recall.
  • Samir Nasri is closer to ending his Manchester City nightmare, with Paris Saint-Germain stepping up their attempt to sign him.
  • Swansea hope to snap up Getafe's Algeria international Mehdi Lacen.
  • Manchester United could loan out highly-rated rookie Nick Powell next season, with Wigan a possible destination.
  • Millwall face a fight to keep hold of FA Cup hero Danny Shittu when his contract expires in the summer.
  • Sunderland are mulling a move for 21-year-old Ghanaian ace Mahatma Otoo, who plays for Hearts of Oak in his homeland.
  • Alex Pearce is ready to quit Reading.
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol wants Vitoria Guimaraes' Mali international defender Mahamadou N'Diaye and FC Twente centre-half Douglas.
  • John Terry has highlighted his loyalty to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and insisted: Managers come and go.
Sunday Mirror
  • Chelsea captain John Terry will be offered a lucrative chance to end his career in the Middle East.
  • Brendan Rodgers will not be allowed to break the bank to turn Liverpool into Champions League contenders.
  • Roberto Mancini flew back to Italy on Saturday night after refusing to talk about a defeat that has surely ended Manchester City's title hopes.
  • Arsene Wenger is considering a summer shake-up of Arsenal's goalkeeping department.
  • Brazilian midfielder Anderson is set for a summer departure from Manchester United.
  • Manchester City defender Kolo Toure could link up with Didier Drogba at Galatasaray.
People
  • Manchester City are poised to break the British transfer record with a £52million raid for Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao.
  • Manchester City are planning a £50million double bid for Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan in the summer.
  • Everton plan to move back in for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair in the close season.
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to let Suso go out on loan to the Championship for the rest of the season.
  • Liverpool have rejected bids from Leeds, Cardiff and Bolton to take Raheem Sterling on loan.
  • Wolves has asked Stoke if they can take midfielder Dean Whitehead on loan for the rest of the season.
  • Wolves manager Dean Saunders wants to sign Blackpool skipper Alex Baptiste - if he beats the drop.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand will show up for England duty on Monday.
  • Everton boss David Moyes could do a Pep Guardiola this summer and take a complete break from football.
  • Reading caretaker boss Eamonn Dolan could remain in charge at the Madejski for the rest of the season.
  • Norwich want to snap up American wonder boy Danny Barbir.
Daily Star Sunday
  • Manchester United have been told it will cost them £70million to sign Gareth Bale.
  • Liverpool want to bring Xabi Alonso back to Anfield from Real Madrid.
  • The Republic of Ireland have placed former Reading boss Brian McDermott at the top of their wish-list to be Giovanni Trapattoni's successor.
  • Chelsea have slapped a £17million price-tag on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, even though he has yet to play for the club.
  • Chelsea want to sign Fiorentina's big-name striker Jackson Beckham Diego Socrates da Silva de Jesus.
  • Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has tipped Anzhi counterpart Guus Hiddink to return to the English game.
Mail On Sunday
  • Manchester City and Real Madrid are making last-minute attempts to gazump Barcelona's £50million signing of Santos' Brazil star Neymar.
  • Everton's Leon Osman is still locked in contract talks three months after the club indicated he had agreed a new deal.
  • Everton will target Wigan boss Roberto Martinez if David Moyes decides to quit the Merseyside club.
  • Wojciech Szczesny wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place next season.
Sunday Express
  • Neil Warnock is ready to quit as Leeds boss after the 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield.
  • Wolfsburg are considering a summer move for Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.
  • West Ham players are rallying behind Sam Allardyce in a bid to win him a new contract.

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