Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: May 23 2014, 7:44 BST

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

Cesc Fabregas: Wanted back at Arsenal
Cesc Fabregas: Wanted back at Arsenal


Bacary Sagna's transfer from FA Cup winners Arsenal to Premier League champions Manchester City is almost complete, with the full-back set to receive £120,000 a week wages.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to re-sign former captain Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, three years after the midfielder left the club.

Manchester City playmaker David Silva was shocked to learn of teammate Yaya Toure's apparent discontent at the club, insisting: "He's always seemed fine to me."

Hull want Southampton defender Jose Fonte, with manager Steve Bruce ready to bid £3million for the Portuguese centre-half.

Brazil international Bernard has been offered to top Premier League clubs as he bids to escape Shakhtar Donetsk.

New manager Louis van Gaal has pulled the plug on Manchester United's pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis wants Norwich's England keeper John Ruddy following the Canaries' relegation.

Stoke are confident of landing long-standing former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf from Hannover.

Manchester City have been told by Roma to forget about signing defender Mehdi Benatia.


Arsenal are keen to make a bid of £12m for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, but Liverpool are also interested in signing the Frenchman.

Paul Scholes is set to be offered a coaching role at Manchester United despite questioning whether executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is good enough to lead the club.

Felix Magath wants Ajax defender Niklas Moisander to join him at Fulham.

Everton, Newcastle and West Ham will have to offer more than £55,000 a week to tempt Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Leicester are plotting a £2million move for West Brom defender Craig Dawson.


Javier Hernandez is the latest star set to leave Manchester United.

AC Milan are in hot pursuit of Newcastle full-back Davide Santon.

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has been released by Tottenham.

Arsenal are lining up a £35million bid to bring Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas back to the club.

Stoke City held talks with Mame Biram Diouf yesterday, with the Hannover striker's contract due to expire.

Manchester City have completed the signing of Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna on a free transfer and are close to signing Porto midfielder Fernando.

Hull City are ready to make a £3million bid for Southampton defender Jose Fonte.

Fulham are interested in Ajax defender Nicklas Moisander.

Ipswich and Charlton are battling it out to sign Robert Koren, who has not been offered a new deal by Hull.


Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair for £3m.

Arsenal are pursuing Real Sociedad's £18 million-rated forward Antoine Griezmann.

Swansea have agreed a £7 million deal for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi.


Manchester United are prepared to sell midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who cost the club £27.5m last summer, if they can find someone willing to pay £15m.

Wayne Rooney has said he wants to captain United next season to leave new manager Louis van Gaal with a difficult choice over whether to give him the armband or Robin van Persie.

Craig Bellamy brought the curtain down on his illustrious and controversial career admitting "my body couldn't take it anymore".

Manchester City are close to confirming Bacary Sagna as their first summer signing.

Relegated Norwich last night handed Neil Adams the job of getting them back into the Premier League - and he vowed to do it with attacking football.

Thibaut Courtois has admitted that it would not be "healthy" for he and Petr Cech to battle it out for the goalkeeper's position at Chelsea next season.

Bayern Munich chief Karl Hopfner claims the club refuse to increase their contract offer to Manchester United target Toni Kroos.


David Moyes is under investigation by police after allegedly pushing a man who made a remark about his sacking outside a wine bar.

Neil Lennon says he will help Celtic find his successor after announcing he is moving on to a "new challenge".


Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller will not be joining Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United as the German is set to reject the chance to move.

Paul Dummett has received death threats from Uruguay fans who blame the Newcastle defender for the knee injury which has placed Luis Suarez's World Cup hopes in jeopardy.


The Uruguay FA have issued a deeply pessimistic statement on Luis Suarez's prospects of facing England at the World Cup next month, declaring only that "his participation at the World Cup has not been ruled out".