Football Paper Talk

A look at the football transfer gossip in the day's national newspapers.

Last Updated: 26/07/14 at 07:51 Post Comment

Thomas Vermaelen: Wanted by United and Barcelona

Thomas Vermaelen: Wanted by United and Barcelona

DAILY MIRROR

QPR are in final negotiations to sign Marseille's France World Cup midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, although Dynamo Moscow are also interested.

Arsenal have agreed a fee to buy Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is a loan target for West Ham, Aston Villa, Everton and 12 other clubs.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is facing a fight to stop Jose Fonte joining the Saints' summer exodus after rejecting a second bid from Cardiff for the defender.

Sam Allardyce is on a collision course with West Ham's owners over new forward Mauro Zarate, who was signed when he didn't want him, and midfielder Ravel Morrison, who Big Sam wants to sell and the club want to keep.

Wayne Rooney has confirmed he wants the Manchester United captaincy.

THE SUN

Barcelona are ready to make a shock swoop for Arsenal centre-half Thomas Vermaelen.

Manchester United are back in the race for £45 million Argentinian Angel di Maria.

Manchester City are still days away from welcoming Eliaquim Mangala - despite footage of him 'signing' appearing online.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is lining up a move for French World Cup star Mathieu Valbuena (The Sun).

Leicester are weighing up a third bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney.

Nicolas Anelka is in talks with Belgian giants Standard Liege.

Oussama Assaidi's move from Liverpool to Stoke could collapse over his wage demands.

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Cardiff striker Frazier Campbell for £900,000.

DAILY MAIL

Arsenal's interest in Mario Balotelli looks to have been dealt a killer blow, after AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani claimed the controversial striker would be staying with the Italian club.

Arsene Wenger says that the imminent arrival of David Ospina will see the goalkeeper challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the No 1 jersey at Arsenal.

Manchester United misfit Bebe has finalised a move to Benfica.

Everton are showing an interest in AIK's highly-rated Sweden winger Nabil Bahoui.

Sunderland have agreed a deal to take Patrick van Aanholt on loan from Chelsea.

QPR want Penarol's Uruguay striker Kevin Mendez.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan admits the West Ham board and manager Sam Allardyce disagree over the future of Ravel Morrison.

DAILY EXPRESS

Everton hope to complete the £18m signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku after 36-year-old Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge.

Dejan Lovren could join Liverpool sooner than expected after reports the Croatian star will undergo a medical this weekend.

Atletico Madrid want 23-year-old Real Sociedad attacker Antoine Griezmann, who is also a target for Tottenham.

Arsenal have been knocked-back in their attempts to sign Wolfsburg playmaker Maximilian Arnold.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool have made a £14.2m bid for Bayern Munich's Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

Manchester United are still chasing three defenders as Louis van Gaal looks to rebuild his Old Trafford squad - Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels, Feyenoord's Stefan De Vrij and Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen remain at the top of Van Gaal's wish list.

Arsenal could be set to land AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli this summer with Costa Rica ace Joel Campbell going the other way in a sensational cash-plus-player switch.

Arsenal are also taking a look at United winger Nani.

THE GUARDIAN

Southampton want to keep hold of France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and will tell Tottenham and Arsenal they need to pay in excess of £27m if they want him.

THE TIMES

Everton are exploring the possibility of re-signing Monaco forward Lacina Traore on loan.

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ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

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Allardyce leaves West Ham

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thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

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Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

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ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

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Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

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