Football Paper Talk

A look at the football transfer gossip in Thursday's national newspapers, with Louis van Gaal set to axe 10 players.

Last Updated: 17/07/14 at 12:16 Post Comment

Ashley Young: Reportedly one of those under threat at Old Trafford

Ashley Young: Reportedly one of those under threat at Old Trafford

DAILY MIRROR

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will show his ruthless streak with a major Old Trafford clear-out with as many as 10 players facing the axe, including Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha, Marouane Fellaini, Bebe, Anderson, Tom Cleverley, Nani and Nick Powell.

Jose Mourinho is trying to persuade Real Madrid's World Cup-winning Germany midfielder Sami Khedira to join Chelsea instead of Arsenal.

Juventus have no intention of selling Arturo Vidal this summer unless the Chile midfielder expresses his wish to leave. Vidal has been linked with Manchester United, but club administrator Giuseppe Marotta said today: "We want to keep him."

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told Jan Vertonghen he will not be sold to Barcelona this summer.

Sunderland are battling with relegated Fulham to sign USA World Cup defender Matt Besler.

Swansea are close to signing £4m Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero.

Liverpool will not let Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona derail their title ambitions, insists boss Brendan Rodgers.

THE SUN

Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen remains a target for Barcelona.

Porto have slapped a £31.5m buy-out clause on Bruno Martins Indi after the Manchester United target snubbed the Premier League.

Leeds could bid for Roma's £2m-rated midfielder Federico Viviani.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool are ready to compete with Tottenham over 21-year-old Swansea left-back Ben Davies.

DAILY MAIL

Spurs are poised to offer defender Jan Vertonghen a new five-year contract, including a pay rise from his current £45,000-per-week deal.

Greek side Olympiakos want to sign Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz on a free transfer, even though he has a year remaining on his contract.

Manchester United's £28.4m summer signing Ander Herrera is not as good as Toni Kroos or Paul Pogba, says former Red Devils midfielder Nicky Butt.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea could offload John Mikel Obi as they plot a move for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira who is also wanted by London rivals Arsenal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Stoke City are close to signing Liverpool's Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi, 25, in a deal that could be worth up to £7m.

Josh McEachran has asked Chelsea to enrol him in Spanish lessons after expressing an interest in spending a year overseas.

THE TIMES

Tottenham are vying with Bayern Munich for Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann.


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