Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: March 30 2014, 17:49 BST

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

Ashley Cole: Linked with a move to Real Madrid
Ashley Cole: Linked with a move to Real Madrid

THE SUN

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 33, has been offered an £8m two-year deal to join Real Madrid in the summer.

Manchester United are set to offload Wilfried Zaha, 21, for just £5m after paying Crystal Palace £10m in January 2013.

Borussia Dortmund want Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa back on loan.

Sunderland are hoping to complete a £2 million deal for Hamburg defender Michael Mancienne this summer.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Manchester United are set to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signing of 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is wanted by Turkish side Galatasaray.

Liverpool's in-form striker Luis Suarez, 27, could become the first £100m man, according to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers - but he insists they don't want to sell him.

Arsenal have earmarked Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone, Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp and Roberto Martinez of Everton as possible replacements should Arsene Wenger quit Emirates Stadium.

THE PEOPLE

Striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, will leave Chelsea and join loan club Everton this summer - but only if the Blues get midfielder Ross Barkley in return.

Meanwhile, Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to sign under-fire Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley in a £15million deal.

Liverpool will try to use Pepe Reina as bait in their bid to land Swiss midfield pair Gokhan Inler and Valon Behrami from Napoli this summer.

Swansea are ready to make a £5million move for Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell.

France want Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of the season, to join them as national-team coach after the World Cup. That could lead to former Gunners skipper Patrick Vieira returning to the club from Manchester City as his replacement.

Malky Mackay will wait to see if the West Ham job comes up this summer after telling Nottingham Forest he is not interested in replacing Billy Davies.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Lazio midfielder Antonio Candreva, 27, is being tracked by Premier League trio Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Player-coach Ryan Giggs is set to quit Manchester United in the summer while there are doubts over Phil Neville's long-term future as first-team coach.

DAILY STAR

Newcastle are favourites to sign unsettled Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 25, who has made just nine appearances under boss Manuel Pellegrini this season.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Manchester United could spend £200 million on new players while several established players will be shown the door at Old Trafford

Everton are considering a £10.5m move for QPR striker Loic Remy, 27, after Chelsea told them it will cost £20m to sign Romelu Lukaku.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will play no part in deciding successor David Moyes's future as at Old Trafford.

Arsenal are planning for next season with Arsene Wenger in charge by lining up £8million Nuremberg striker Josip Drmic.


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