Paper Talk: Prem pair want Alonso

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly stepping up the chase to sign Xabi Alonso, while Blues midfielder Juan Mata is a target for PSG.

Last Updated: 21/11/13 at 15:40 Post Comment

Xabi Alonso: Wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United

Xabi Alonso: Wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United

THE SUN

Former Everton ace Tim Cahill expects loan interest from Premier League clubs in January. The New York Red Bulls midfielder is keen to keep up his fitness ahead of the World Cup with a loan switch during the MLS close season.

Swansea are preparing a fresh move for Blackpool winger Tom Ince, the club's chairman has revealed.

Manchester City development manager Patrick Vieira regrets the club's failure to snap up French sensation Paul Pogba last summer.

THE INDEPENDENT

Crystal Palace officials have refused to confirm reports they have re-opened negotiations with Tony Pulis about becoming their new manager after former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu effectively ruled himself out of the reckoning.

DAILY MAIL

England coach Gary Neville has revealed his concern about the dwindling number of Englishmen playing in the Premier League, but does believe they can win a major tournament.

Crystal Palace have made Tony Pulis an improved offer as the managerless club edge closer to naming a new boss.

Fans' favourite and former midfielder Geoff Thomas has thrown his hat into the ring as Palace's hunt for a manager continues.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is planning to make another attempt to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince - but has ruled out a move for Wilfried Zaha.

Michael Carrick has softened the blow of his injury setback by agreeing a new contract extension with Manchester United.

Eden Hazard has told his Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Kevin De Bruyne to leave the Premier League side to ensure he returns to form.

DAILY STAR

Chelsea are facing a battle to keep Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham target Juan Mata at Stamford Bridge with PSG set to launch a £40million bid.

Chelsea and Manchester United are set to step up their chase to secure former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso on a pre-contract agreement.

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea's Brazilian star Ramires is on Barcelona's summer shopping list as Tata Martino eyes a new midfielder.

Arsenal, Barcelona and AC Milan will do battle for 17-year-old Paraguayan wonderkid Antonio Sanabria.

DAILY EXPRESS

Geoff Thomas has thrown his hat into the ring for the role as Crystal Palace boss.

Ex-Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is not ruling out a shock return to English football.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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