Paper Talk - 01 May 2013

Jose Mourinho: Set to leave Madrid?

Paper Talk: Mourinho's £100m warchest

Jose Mourinho will be given a £100m transfer kitty to rebuild Chelsea & the Blues and Liverpool are chasing Partizan Belgrade's Lazar Markovic.

Daily Mirror
  • Zinedine Zidane has warned Spurs that even a £60m price tag will not prevent Real Madrid bidding for frontman Gareth Bale in the summer.
  • Jose Mourinho crashed out of the Champions League last night but will be given a £100m transfer kitty to rebuild Chelsea this summer.
  • QPR striker Djibril Cisse, goalkeeper Julio Cesar and striker Loic Remy are all plotting their moves away from the club following their relegation to the Championship.
  • Spanish side Malaga could approach Wigan manager Roberto Martinez if Manuel Pellegrini moves to Manchester City or Chelsea this summer.
  • Sunderland could move for non-league Carshalton star James Ashton - although Norwich have already offered him a trial.
The Sun
  • Paris Saint-Germain have given up hope of luring Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to the French capital this summer.
  • Meanwhile, Newcastle's French winger Hatem Ben Arfa has riled suffering Toon fans by wearing a PSG kit in a local gym - just two days after Saturday's 6-0 thumping at the hands of Liverpool.
  • QPR have slapped a £15m price tag on Adel Taarabt in a bid to keep their biggest star at the club.
  • Chelsea are closing in on Partizan Belgrade striker Lazar Markovic, 19, with Liverpool and Inter Milan also interested.
  • Liverpool and Inter could also battle it out for Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, 22.
  • Swansea are set to battle it out with Reading and QPR for Granada central defender Inigo Lopez.
  • Everton are on red alert after Serbian midfielder Adem Ljajic's contract talks with Fiorentina broke down.
  • Reading want to sell Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, 29, following their relegation to the Championship.
Daily Star
  • Defender Branislav Ivanovic has urged Jose Mourinho to come back to Chelsea and make them champions again.
  • Snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan has told Liverpool striker Luis Suarez: 'My mind guru will save your career like he did mine'.
  • Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has dismissed claims manager Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club this summer.
  • Julio Cesar and Loic Remy are set to lead a QPR exodus following their relegation from the Premier League.
  • West Ham will sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Romanian defender Razvan Rat, 31, on a free transfer in the summer.
  • Ipswich are in talks to sign Notts County midfielder Alan Judge, 24, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Daily Mail
  • Wayne Rooney wants assurances over his role from manager Sir Alex Ferguson before signing a new deal at Manchester United.
  • Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane believes Tottenham could command a fee of £60m for forward Gareth Bale, 23, this summer.
  • Juventus are stepping up their interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after his 10-match ban.
  • Manchester City are considering a deal for Toluca defender Diego Novaretti, 27, who is available on a free transfer.
Daily Express
  • Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United will struggle to match neighbours City and Chelsea in the transfer market this summer.
Independent
  • Frank Lampard's Chelsea career looks set to extend beyond next month and into another season as there is a willingness from the club to offer him a one-year extension, once the new manager is in place this summer.
Daily Telegraph
  • Aston Villa will resist any bids for Belgium international striker Christian Benteke and will instead offer the 22-year-old a new contract.
  • Manchester United have spent the last four months planning their summer signings, with midfielders Anderson and Nani set to be sold and 38-year-old Paul Scholes likely to retire.
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has identified Reading defender Alex Pearce as the man to replace the retiring Jamie Carragher.
The Times
  • Zenit St Petersburg want to sign striker Dimitar Berbatov, 32, who is halfway through a two-year contract at Fulham.

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