Paper Talk: Big guns chase Williams

Liverpool and Arsenal will battle it out in the summer for Swansea defender Ashley Williams and Manchester United are tracking Victor Wanyama.

Last Updated: 25/01/13 at 10:31 Post Comment

Ashley Williams: In-demand defender

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DAILY MIRROR

Harry Redknapp wants to sign Blackburn defenders Martin Olsson, 24, and Scott Dann, 25, to help QPR beat the drop.

Liverpool and Arsenal will battle it out in the summer for Swansea defender Ashley Williams.

Meanwhile, Southampton are trying to scupper Liverpool's attempt to sign Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Birmingham are to drop their asking price for England keeper Jack Butland to £3.5m as pressure mounts on the cash-strapped club to sell.

David de Gea considers himself to be Manchester United's No 1 keeper even though he is set to be axed for Saturday's FA Cup tie with Fulham.

Eden Hazard heaped shame on Chelsea after he was sent off for kicking a ball boy at Swansea.

Arsene Wenger has been given the perfect excuse to put his cheque-book away until the summer. Wenger's close-season signings all came good at the Emirates as they thrashed West Ham 5-1 - and that may be enough to persuade the Arsenal manager to believe his squad is good enough after all.

THE SUN

Manchester United are ready to make a £10m summer bid for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, 21, with Arsenal also interested.

The Gunners are also considering a swoop for out-of-favour Roma keeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Liverpool have made an improved offer for Inter Milan's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 20, with Southampton also in the hunt.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, could join Italian giants AC Milan for £5m.

West Brom and West Ham are both chasing Troyes defender Fabrice N'Salala with the 22-year-old left-back rated at around £2m.

Eden Hazard was forced to issue a grovelling apology after seeing red in extraordinary circumstances when he kicked a ballboy during Swansea's Capital One Cup defeat of Chelsea.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce watched in horror as Dan Potts suffered a sickening injury in his team's crushing defeat at Arsenal.

Aston Villa were so confident of beating Bradford they rejected a deal to split any Wembley profits with the League Two side.

DAILY STAR

Striker Edin Dzeko has ruled out a move away from Manchester City either now or in the summer.

Southampton have tabled a £10m bid for Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho, with Liverpool also in the hunt.

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, 27, is considering a loan move to Turkish side Bursaspor.

Liverpool and Everton are battling it out to sign Chesterfield midfield sensation Tendayi Darikwa, 21, who is rated at £2m.

Cardiff could sign defender Simon Lappin, 29, who is a free agent after being released by Norwich this week.

Swansea kicked Chelsea out of the Capital One Cup last night as Eden Hazard was sent off for booting a ballboy.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United have clinched a £15m deal to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha with Ashley Young set to be out for another four weeks.

Norwich have launched a £1.2m bid for Sporting Kansas striker Kei Kamara and also want QPR's Jamie Mackie.

Wigan have enquired about Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson who could be allowed to leave for £400,000.

Wolves and Leeds have asked to take Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock, 31, on loan.

THE INDEPENDENT

Captain Fabricio Coloccini, 31, has told Newcastle he does not want to play for them again.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna's future at the Emirates is in doubt after a contract wrangle.

Swansea City reached their first major cup final in their long history on a day where football surely reached a first: a player kicking a ballboy.

Birmingham City have lowered their initial fee for Jack Butland in a desperate attempt to generate interest from Premier League clubs.

Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to sign Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 20, after making an £8 million bid and hope to beat Southampton to the signature.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs are all tracking Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard was sent off after tussling with a ball boy at the Liberty Stadium last night as Swansea booked a trip to Wembley for the first major cup final in the club's history.

Paul Lambert will stay as Aston Villa manager even if his first season turns into a disaster and the club are relegated.

Fulham have been told they will have to pay £1.3m if they want to sign Bulgaria right-back Stanislav Manolev from PSV Eindhoven.

Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone is a target for Italian Serie A side Napoli.

THE TIMES

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Moussa Sissoko is on the verge of signing a pre-contract agreement with Newcastle.

Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila has rejected QPR, Arsenal and Newcastle to join Russian outfit Rubin Kazan.

Chelsea were dumped out of the Capital One Cup amid disgraceful scenes at the Liberty Stadium last night after Eden Hazard was dismissed for kicking a ballboy.

Bradford City's players are eager for the future of Phil Parkinson to be secured as soon as possible after spending yesterday coming to terms with the fact that they are heading to Wembley in the Capital One Cup final.

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f Klopp is available and willing to go there, they have to sign him up. Far better manager than Rodgers. The reason Liverpool fail in so many big games is the inflexible nature of their manager and his inability to find strikers who fit into his inflexible style of play. A feature of nearly every game that the team comes up short is the way the opposition midfield appears to overpower them. It's too easy.

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