Paper Talk: Liverpool chase Euro starlets

Liverpool are leading the race for the "next Michael Ballack" and two other young stars, while Man United want Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

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Emre Can: Dubbed 'the next Michael Ballack'

Emre Can: Dubbed 'the next Michael Ballack'

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THE SUN

Ryan Giggs insists that Manchester United have the right players to make a concerted challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Louis van Gaal - who remains the favourite for the job - wants United to name him as manager now so he can concentrate on his World Cup campaign as Netherlands boss.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool are eyeing the midfielder dubbed the "new Michael Ballack of German football" in Emre Can, 20, and his Bayer Leverkusen team-mate Heung-Min Son, 21, who is a South Korea international striker.

DAILY EXPRESS

Schalke's 20-year-old left-back Sead Kolasinac - one of the hottest prospects in the Bundesliga - has emerged as a target for Manchester United.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is optimistic he will sign Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a permanent deal.

DAILY MIRROR

Louis van Gaal's top targets this summer if he took over at Manchester United would be Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos and Roma's Kevin Strootman.

Alan Pardew is ready to make a bid to bring Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says their managerial situation will be discussed in the summer following fans' angry protests against Sam Allardyce during Saturday's loss to West Brom.

DAILY MAIL

Liverpool are the latest club to show an interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 22, who has been watched by Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle and Juventus after scoring 17 goals this season.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane regrets his disrespect to former team-mates Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes for not including them in his 'greatest Manchester United XI' in a recent documentary.

THE GUARDIAN

Rio Ferdinand is mulling over offers from Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas, MLS outfit LA Galaxy and Al Gharafa of Qatar but would prefer to stay at Manchester United.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

United are coming under increasing pressure from Nike and Adidas to finalise a new kit deal, thought to be worth around £600m, before the start of the World Cup in June.

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood is getting frustrated with other managers who he believes are touting themselves for his job.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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