Paper Talk - 18 June 2013

Gonzalo Higuain: Gunners to launch £22m bid

Paper Talk: Gunners to go for Gonzalo

Arsenal will launch a £22m bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain this week, while John Obi Mikel is wanted by Galatasaray in a £13m deal.

Daily Mirror
  • Joe Kinnear will flex his muscles at Newcastle with a training-ground office and by travelling to matches with the team.
  • Wigan boss Owen Coyle has issued a hands-off warning to Roberto Martinez.
  • Liverpool will demand Luis Suarez puts in a transfer request if he is determined to leave Anfield.
  • Newcastle's pursuit of Darren Bent will become the first test of Alan Pardew's relationship with Joe Kinnear.
  • Manchester City look set to beat Real Madrid in the race for Isco.
  • Andre Villas-Boas is ready to turn his back on PSG but wants Tottenham to show their ambition.
  • Crystal Palace are set to snap up Jerome Thomas.
  • Millwall boss Steve Lomas will add Lions legend Neil Harris to his coaching staff.
  • Huddersfield boss Mark Robins wants to raid Blackpool for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • Maynor Figueroa has agreed a two-year deal with Hull City.
  • Arsenal will launch a £22m bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain this week.
  • Nicklas Helenius is on the brink of sealing a move to Aston Villa.
Daily Mail
  • Alan Pardew will meet Joe Kinnear this week to assess his position as Newcastle manager.
  • Sunderland are keen on PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet.
  • Arsenal are leading the chase for £10m-rated Spain U21 midfielder Asier Illarramendi.
  • Tottenham will make a £15m offer for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho to head off competition from Roma and Inter Milan.
  • Liverpool will demand that Luis Suarez confirms his desire to leave the club in writing.
The Sun
  • Joe Kinnear has insisted that Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is "delighted" he has returned.
  • Liverpool will tell Luis Suarez to slap in a transfer request if he is determined to quit England.
  • Joe Kinnear has made signing a new striker the number one priority as he prepares to kickstart the Newcastle revolution.
  • Owen Coyle has told Roberto Martinez to forget about landing his old Wigan pals on the cheap this summer.
  • Manchester City are to step up their chase for Isco.
  • Laurent Koscielny will snub the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona and stay at Arsenal.
  • Nani has snubbed a return to Portugal to rejoin Sporting Lisbon or sign for Benfica.
  • Fenerbahce and West Ham want to end Emmanuel Adebayor's unhappy spell at Tottenham.
  • Russell Martin is set to sign a new three-year deal at Norwich.
  • Peter Odemwingie could be heading to London and newly-promoted Crystal Palace.
  • John Obi Mikel is wanted by Galatasaray in a £13m deal.
  • Gus Poyet's future at Brighton is no clearer after the suspended boss failed to attend a disciplinary hearing.
  • Mo Diame must wait at least six more months before getting a new deal at West Ham.
  • Maynor Figueroa has signed for Hull on a free transfer.
Daily Star
  • Joe Kinnear claims Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is delighted at his return to the club.
  • Benfica are demanding Chelsea pay £38m for Nemanja Matic.
  • Manchester United's hopes of signing Robert Lewandowski are fading after Borussia Dortmund insisted he will not be sold this summer.
  • Manchester City will step up their attempts to sign Isco in a bid to keep him out of the clutches of Real Madrid.
  • West Brom utility man Steven Reid has signed a one-year contract to stay at The Hawthorns.
Daily Telegraph
  • Manchester City are expected to beat Real Madrid to the signature of £30m-rated midfielder Isco.
  • Andy Carroll will undergo a medical at West Ham today as Liverpool prepare to make a £20m loss on their club-record signing.
  • Manchester United and Chelsea may be forced to wait until next month to see if Vitesse Arnhem will sell Marco van Ginkel.
  • Gus Poyet's Brighton future will be settled this week after a club hearing on Monday was postponed.
The Times
  • Andy Carroll is set to have medical this week before a proposed £15m move to West Ham.
  • Ryan Giggs will take another significant step towards coaching this week with an eight-day assignment in Turkey as he tries to secure his Uefa Pro Licence badge.



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