Paper Talk: Blues close on Sneijder swoop

Chelsea are closing in on Wesley Sneijder, Tottenham are favourites to sign James McCarthy, while Man City remain hopeful on Stevan Jovetic.

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Jose Mourinho: Hoping to work with Wesley Sneijder again

Jose Mourinho: Hoping to work with Wesley Sneijder again

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THE SUN

Rio Ferdinand reveals today why he quit England - and how his secret injury nightmare pushed him into a state of depression.

Manuel Pellegrini will seek urgent talks with Carlos Tevez over his Manchester City future.

Alex Buttner has revealed he nearly quit Manchester United due to homesickness. The left-back grew up on a travellers' camp in Holland and found the upmarket Alderley Edge hard to settle in.

Rafael believes David Moyes can help Manchester United end their 10-year wait for FA Cup glory.

Jose Mourinho told Sir Alex Ferguson there is no way he could have replaced him at Manchester United.

Paolo Di Canio has vowed to fine any player who puts on more than two kilograms at Sunderland over the summer.

Newcastle insist Yohan Cabaye is not going to be sold to Monaco.

Hull are closing in on the £1.8million signing of Besiktas goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

Free agent Stephen McPhail is in talks with Sheffield Wednesday.

Gus Poyet will thrash out his Brighton future during showdown talks on Monday.

Fulham and Aston Villa have been warned to spend big if they want to sign Peterborough hot-shot Dwight Gayle.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham target Toby Alderweireld is set for a move from Ajax to Bayer Leverkusen for £10million.

Andre Santos admits he is gutted to be back at Arsenal.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Jose Mourinho will warn his Chelsea players: Misbehave and you're out.

Fernando Torres has been described as "so-so" by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Manuel Pellegrini will have the final say on all transfers at Manchester City.

Luis Suarez is planning to cut short his summer break to force his departure from Liverpool.

Manchester City think they will be given first refusal on Stevan Jovetic.

Jose Mourinho has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson confided in him over his Manchester United retirement.

Wayne Rooney is the man Paris Saint-Germain fans want as a strike partner for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott will target Celtic striker Anthony Stokes if he fails to snap-up Kevin Doyle from Wolves.

Tottenham have made an enquiry about St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Scott Parker has emerged as a target for Sunderland.

PEOPLE

Jose Mourinho has given his strongest hint yet that Fernando Torres will be heading out of Stamford Bridge, but he would like Wesley Sneijder to join him at Chelsea.

Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has urged Gareth Bale to fast-track his move to Spain by asking to leave Tottenham.

Manchester City are embroiled in a sensational spy row as Etihad chiefs believe their online scouting network has been hacked by an employee of another Premier League club.

Sam Allardyce revealed last night that Andy Carroll is just days away from giving his answer on a £100,000-a-week permanent move to West Ham.

Luis Suarez has insisted yet again he is ready to quit Liverpool - and admits Real Madrid is one of his dream destinations.

Darren Bent could soon become a Newcastle United player - but only if he and Aston Villa lower their demands.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle wants to sign Manchester United starlet Nick Powell - at the second attempt.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert will go back to old club Norwich City with a bid for John Ruddy - if he gets Shay Given off the payroll.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY

David Moyes will go head-to-head with Jose Mourinho in a £15million tug-of-war for Dutch sensation Marco van Ginkel.

Arsene Wenger has targeted Everton's Marouane Fellaini as the man he needs to bring the Premier League title back to Arsenal.

Manchester City new-boy Jesus Navas has backed boss Manuel Pellegrini to bring silverware to the Etihad.

Liverpool are on the brink of signing Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet, clearing the way for Pepe Reina's £10million move to Barcelona.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson confided in him 'months ago' over his plan to retire and he told the former Manchester United manager that the job he wanted more than any other was back at Chelsea.

Gareth Southgate has emerged as a strong favourite to be England's next Under-21 manager.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has delayed his trip to Brazil to try to push through a deal for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet this week.

Crystal Palace are hoping to take advantage of Swansea's dithering to sign rebel West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

Mark Hughes will start work at Stoke on Monday with the club in advanced talks to bring his long-time assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki to the club.

Steve Bruce's search for a keeper at Hull is set to end with a £4million swoop for Manchester City's Romania international Costel Pantilimon.

Cheick Tiote is set to meet Newcastle this week to ask them not to use promotional shots of him wearing their new Wonga branded kit.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Manchester United are attempting to hijack Chelsea's £15million move for Dutch wonderkid Marco van Ginkel.

Manuel Pellegrini's brave new world at Manchester City could be short-lived as his employers still covert former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has been on the move again - this time to China.

Jose Mourinho will tell his Chelsea players at a pre-season summit on July 8: We'll do it my way...or else.

Dougie Freedman has warned Leicester's Jermaine Beckford he will not break the bank to take him to Bolton.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he was never interested in becoming manager of Manchester United and claimed he knew "many months ago" that Sir Alex Ferguson intended to retire.

SUNDAY TIMES

Tottenham lead the race to sign James McCarthy from Wigan, though the relegated club want £20m for the prized 22-year-old midfielder.

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