Paper Talk: Chelsea target Costa

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has earmarked Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa as his major summer signing and Spurs are closing in on Salomon Kalou.

Last Updated: 17/01/14 at 22:12 Post Comment

Diego Costa: A target for Chelsea

Diego Costa: A target for Chelsea

DAILY MIRROR

Mauricio Pochettino last night put himself on collision course with his employers by threatening to quit as Southampton manager if his players are sold.

Tom Ince is ready to sign for mega-rich Monaco, placing major doubt over the future of dad Paul as Blackpool boss.

Lille's former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou is due to have talks about a potential move to Tottenham.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez faces a fight with Benfica for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi.

Manchester City are ready to let midfield starlet Abdisalam Ibrahim leave for just £250,000.

Crystal Palace have made a new bid for Blackburn skipper Scott Dann - and will take Rovers' striker Leon Best too to 'sweeten' the deal.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is a January loan target for Galatasary and AC Milan.

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has flown to Italy to seal his loan switch to Fiorentina.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has put Manchester United on high-alert by admitting he does not know what his future holds, according to a report in Germany.

St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma has revealed that Chelsea have contacted his club over a summer transfer, according to a report in France.

Arsenal's attempts to sign young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata have suffered another blow.

THE SUN

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will ask to go out on loan, with AC Milan and Napoli interested.

Monaco have joined Udinese in the chase to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince.

Mauricio Pochettino refused to commit his long-term future to Southampton last night.

Robin van Persie is backing Manchester United boss David Moyes - and wants the doubters to give him time.

Jonas Gutierrez has blasted Alan Pardew for booting him out of Newcastle.

Per Mertesacker would welcome an Arsenal move for Julian Draxler.

DAILY STAR

Southampton have slapped a £30million price tag on teenage star Luke Shaw.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has earmarked scoring sensation Diego Costa as his major summer signing.

Robin van Persie has backed David Moyes to recover from his horror start at Manchester United.

West Ham want at least £10million for Ravel Morrison.

DAILY MAIL

Robin van Persie is convinced David Moyes has the ability to turn round Manchester United's league season.

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to walk away from Southampton in the summer after hiring a team of lawyers to study the fine print in his contract at Southampton.

Monaco look like they have won the race for Blackpool's Tom Ince after setting up talks with him in London.

Tottenham are set for talks over a £2.6m deal for Lille's Salomon Kalou.

Fulham must cough up a fee of up to £8million if they want to sign West Ham forward Ravel Morrison this month.

Stoke are interested in signing Monaco striker Emmanuele Riviere on loan.

Fulham are keen on a £3million bid for Swansea left-back Neil Taylor and have lined up Sporting Lisbon's Marcos Rojo as an alternative.

DAILY EXPRESS

Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to stay as Southampton manager until the end of the season but could change his mind if the club sell players without his agreement.

Jason Puncheon looks certain to remain as Crystal Palace's penalty taker despite the spot kick miss against Tottenham last week that has entered football folklore.

West Ham admitted that "every man has his price" even though Fulham target Ravel Morrison yesterday scotched suggestions he is about to go on strike.

THE TIMES

AC Milan are considering a bid for Newcastle keeper Tim Krul following the appointment of Clarence Seedorf as coach.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted yesterday that that he would not follow Nicola Cortese out of St Mary's Stadium in the short term but admitted that he could not guarantee that he would see out the remaining 17 months of his contract.

Sergio Aguero sounded a warning to Manchester City's rivals by saying that he expects it to take no more than a week before he returns to peak form and fitness.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Mauricio Pochettino has cast fresh doubt over his long-term future at Southampton by revealing that a decision on whether he remains manager next season will be put off until the summer.

Ravel Morrison has been left confused over whether West ham want to sell him this month.

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