Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: February 5 2014, 11:14 GMT

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

Rene Meulensteen: Already under pressure at Fulham
Rene Meulensteen: Already under pressure at Fulham

THE SUN

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen pleaded with angry supporters to get behind his ailing side after their shock extra-time cup exit at the hands of Sheffield United.

Michael Laudrup was axed after a crunch meeting with chairman Huw Jenkins following just one win in 10 Premier League games.

Furious West Ham have called in one of the country's top lawyers in a bid to overturn Andy Carroll's FA ban.

Anderson, who is out on loan at Fiorentina, admits that his Manchester United career is almost over - but reckons he never got a chance off David Moyes.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City transfer target Fernando can agree a pre-contract with them as his deal with the Portuguese heavyweights expires at the end of the season

New Crystal Palace signing Tom Ince rejected January move to Liverpool says father, Paul.

Swansea sacked manager Michael Laudrup following players' complaints about him.

DAILY STAR

Man United are pushing ahead with plans to play in a big pre-season tournament in the USA against the likes of Man City and Liverpool - even though they may have to pull out and play in the Europa League.

John Terry has ruled out a sensational return to the England team.

Just a few days after falling to the foot of the Premier League table, Rene Meulensteen's brief reign plunged to a new low as Fulham were humiliated on their own patch by Nigel Clough's Sheffield United.

DAILY MAIL

John Terry is ready to accept a one-year contract at Chelsea if it means prolonging his playing career at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal are preparing a third contract offer for key defender Bacary Sagna in hope of finally persuading him to stay.

Fulham are giving serious consideration to replacing Rene Meulensteen just two months after his appointment as manager.

Michael Laudrup was sacked as manager of Swansea City on Tuesday night after the club's patience with his lack of leadership finally snapped.

DAILY EXPRESS

It is just over a week before Valentine's Day but Swansea's love affair with Michael Laudrup has finally come to a bitter end.

Manuel Pellegrini will have to consider changing his cherished 'go for goals' philosophy if Manchester City are to keep alive their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple of trophies.

John Terry has issued a rallying cry to the rest of the Premier League - Manchester City can be stopped so get out there and do it.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Under-fire Fulham manager says he has no worries about his future but admits that the club face a "big problem" if their dire form continues.

THE GUARDIAN

Swansea City sacked manager Michael Laudrup in an attempt to 'remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club'.

The key member of a rejected bid to buy Leeds United from Gulf Finance House has issued a winding-up petition against the club.

Nemanja Matic has revealed how Jose Mourinho's meticulous preparation enabled Chelsea to beat Man City on Monday night, with the midfielder pointing to the film of Manuel Pellegrini's side the manager showed his players.

THE TIMES

Rene Meulensteen admits Fulham will be relegated if they do not improve following Tuesday night's Capital One Cup home defeat to Sheffield United.


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