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Paper Talk: Barca target Prem defenders

Daniel Agger and Thomas Vermaelen are at the top of Barcelona's summer transfer list and Manchester United are ready to offload Wayne Rooney.

Last Updated: 08/03/13 at 07:58 Post Comment

Daniel Agger: A summer target for Barcelona

Daniel Agger: A summer target for Barcelona

THE SUN

Manchester United will listen to offers of £25m for striker Wayne Rooney - half of what they would have expected to get for him 12 months ago.

Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen and Liverpool's Daniel Agger are summer targets for Barcelona who want to bolster their defence.

Striker Federico Macheda, 21, wants to make his current loan move to Stuttgart from Manchester United a permanent one.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for £35m-rated striker Wayne Rooney in the summer due to concerns over his fitness.

Barcelona have put Liverpool's Denmark international defender Daniel Agger at the top of their summer shopping list.

Manchester City are keeping tabs on 21-year-old Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson.

West Brom are planning a £3m summer move for 19-year-old Leeds United right-back Sam Byram.

Jonathan De Guzman will hold talks with Swansea City about a second season on loan from Spanish side Villarreal.

DAILY STAR

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to dump striker Wayne Rooney in the summer amid concerns of drinking and smoking.

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams, 19, but face strong competition to land 17-year-old Derby County midfielder Will Hughes who is valued at £10m.

Newcastle and Reading are eyeing Watford keeper Jonathan Bond, 19, whose contract expires this summer.

Tottenham, West Brom and Wigan are monitoring 17-year-old Sheffield Wednesday right-back Hayden White.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United will not rule out selling Wayne Rooney at the end of the season if the club can attract a bid of more than £20m.

Tottenham are planning a 'double your money' £8m-a-year deal in a bid to keep Gareth Bale, 23, at the club.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has called Sir Alex Ferguson "disrespectful" after the Manchester United manager referred him as "the fat one" to distinguish him from Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United will consider selling England striker Wayne Rooney in the summer.

Gareth Bale's amazing run of form is all down to AVB - his new daughter Alba Violet Bale, according to team-mate Jermain Defoe.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United will sell striker Wayne Rooney, 27, for £20m in the summer after becoming increasingly concerned about his fitness.

West Brom are tracking Leeds defender Sam Byram and Leicester winger Ben Marshall.

THE GUARDIAN

Manchester City have no desire to revive their interest in Wayne Rooney, with the player's reputed £300,000-a-week salary pricing them out of the market.

THE INDEPENDENT

Queens Park Rangers lost £22.6m during their first season back in the Premier League, while debt is up from £56m to £89m.

THE TIMES

Manchester United will sell striker Wayne Rooney, 27, in the summer with Paris St Germain leading the chase for the England international.

Cuneyt Cakir is determined to continue his refereeing career and is set to take charge of a match in the Turkish Super League this weekend despite receiving death threats from Manchester United fans.

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ndros f***ing Townsend, really Roy? ...was also by first thought. Followed closely by where have all the defenders gone? , and Jesus, that midfield looks weak .

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he 'where does it end' argument is an absurd one and completely misses the point of the Rooney Rule, which applies to all minorities. It doesn't force any team to appoint anyone, it merely requires them to interview at least one minority candidate.

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ou make a lot of good points, but I still find myself instinctively against anything that makes it easier for Paul Ince to get managerial roles

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