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Paper Talk: United prepare Gundogan bid

Manchester United are ready to pay £24m for Germany star Ilkay Gundogan, while Fulham are eyeing a £7.5m bid for Ravel Morrison and Mo Diame.

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Ilkay Gundogan: A reported target for Manchester United

Ilkay Gundogan: A reported target for Manchester United

THE SUN

New West Brom boss Pepe Mel has sensationally threatened to quit at the end of the season unless he is allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.

Darren Fletcher admits Manchester United's stars are still trying to get to grips with life under David Moyes.

Fulham are plotting a cheeky £7.5million bid for West Ham duo Ravel Morrison and Mo Diame.

Chelsea are tracking £12million-rated teenage tearaway Kurt Zouma to boost their defence.

AC Milan are eyeing up a loan move for Chelsea star Michael Essien this month.

Andy Carroll will be catapulted back into West Ham's squad on Saturday.

Manchester United hope there is a Pharoah chance a trip to Egypt will solve Wayne Rooney's injury woe.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United are prepared to pay £24m to tempt Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 23, away from Borussia Dortmund while winger Wilfried Zaha could join Cardiff City on loan.

Meanwhile, former Red Devils keeper Peter Schmeichel has accused United's players of ducking their responsibilities.

Sam Allardyce has waited all season for bearded saviour Andy Carroll to resurrect West Ham's season.

DAILY STAR

Wayne Rooney has been sent on a sunshine break to boost his fitness in the hope he can save Manchester United's season.

FA chairman Greg Dyke has revealed just the final details are being discussed before it is officially announced the 2022 World Cup will not take place in the summer.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United fear Robin van Persie could be on the sidelines for another six weeks with a repeat of the thigh injury he suffered at Arsenal.

West Ham are braced for another blow, with Fulham set to make a £7.5million approach for Ravel Morrison and fellow midfielder Mohamed Diame.

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna - out of contract at the end of the season - is a £4m target for Turkish club Galatasary.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal have been linked with attacking midfielders Yoann Gourcuff, 27, of Lyon and Juventus's Sebastian Giovinco, 26.

Midfielder Michael Essien, 31, could end his Chelsea nightmare by joining AC Milan on loan.

New Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is lining up a double raid on London rivals West Ham for midfielders Ravel Morrison and Mohamed Diame.

David Moyes fears that his players may not be good enough to halt Manchester United's slide.

Manuel Pellegrini took a thinly disguised dig at Roberto Mancini by claiming he has liberated Manchester City's stars.

THE TIMES

David Moyes has appeared to question whether Manchester United's best is still good enough as the club bid to avoid a fourth successive defeat for the first time in 53 years.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

David Moyes has said he will not alter his course at Manchester United by defiantly vowing to keep faith with the methods that have left the club facing four consecutive defeats for the first time in more than 50 years.

Sam Allardyce insists he was right to blow his West Ham budget on Andy Carroll and would sign the striker with an injury again.

Norwich are refusing to allow former manager Paul Lambert to take midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 31, to Aston Villa.

THE GUARDIAN

David Moyes' traumatic week continued when the Manchester United manager was charged by the Football Association for misconduct yesterday, having been forced to deny his new-look coaching staff are the prime reason for the champions' dismal run of form.

Jose Mourinho says he has helped Eden Hazard improve so much it is now inconceivable that Chelsea could sell the Belgian - even for "crazy" money.

THE INDEPENDENT

Sam Allardyce believes Andy Carroll need only take a seat on the bench to provide his West Ham United team-mates and the club's supporters with a significant and timely fillip as they end a tumultuous week by resuming their struggle to stay in the Premier League with a key fixture at Cardiff City.

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