Sunday's football paper talk

  • Last Updated: July 13 2014, 9:30 BST

Check out the top football stories making Sunday's newspapers, as Karim Benzema is linked with a move to Liverpool.

Karim Benzema: Linked with Liverpool
Karim Benzema: Linked with Liverpool


Manchester City are looking to offload several squad players to fund a surprise move for Everton and England star Ross Barkley, while a £32million deal for Porto and France defender Eliaquim Mangala is close to being sealed.

Liverpool will have to hand Ajax £2million from the sale of striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona after the Dutch giants inserted a sell-on clause in his contract when he moved to Anfield in 2011.

Liverpool are potentially interested in Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, but he is only one of several names on a shortlist which also includes Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.

Arsenal are seeking a goalkeeper to put pressure on Wojciech Szczesny, with Norwich's John Ruddy on their radar along with Costa Rica and Levante's Keylor Navas.

Newcastle do not want to meet Sporting Lisbon's £5million valuation of England Under-21 defender Eric Dier.

West Ham are trying to bring Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph to the club for a fee of £5million.

Newcastle have approached Monaco as they attempt to sign striker Emmanuel Riviere


Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has arrived in London to complete his £11million switch to West Ham from Mexican club Pachuca.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is targeting six more signings in a £135million spending spree.

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha could move to Dynamo Moscow, while Newcastle and former club Crystal Palace are also keen on the 21-year-old.

Newcastle centre-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is in talks with Lyon about a possible return to French football.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong looks set to join Austrian side Sturm Graz after being released by Barnsley.

Leicester are interested in QPR striker Charlie Austin and would be willing to pay up to £6million for the 25-year-old.Liverpool will listen to offers for full-back Martin Kelly, who has struggled for first-team football since suffering a serious knee injury, but striker Fabio Borini will return to Anfield after his loan spell at Sunderland.

Tottenham are ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.


Arjen Robben has revealed he turned down Louis van Gaal's advances after the outgoing Holland coach asked him to follow him to new club Manchester United.

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of central defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto.

West Ham hope to sign Ecuador World Cup forward Enner Valencia in the next 48 hours.

Manchester United will listen to offers for Wilfried Zaha, Bebe, Anderson, Marouane Fellani, Danny Wellbeck and Javier Hernandez.

England striker Rickie Lambert could be handed Liverpool's famous number seven jersey - previously worn by Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish - but will hold talks with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers first.


Luis Suarez could lose as much as £3million of his £10m-per-year Barcelona salary if he bites another opponent.

Arsenal are ready to make a £6.5million bid for Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Tottenham and Everton are battling for French midfielder Adrian Tameze.

West Brom have won the race to land Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on-loan.

Aston Villa and West Ham are both trying to land Argentine midfield ace Esteban Cambiasso.

Harry Redknapp has launched a bid to land Norwich’s Dutch star Leroy Fer.

Millwall are in talks with striker Bobby Zamora.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is closing in on £20million Swansea striker Wilfried Bony as he looks to continue spending the record £75million Luis Suarez transfer cash windfall.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is hoping to match his Old Trafford entrance with a number of spectacular transfer coups such as Arturo Vidal, Angel Di Maria and Mats Hummels.

Arsenal are planning moves for German pair Sami Khedira and Lars Bender following the signing of Barcelona's Chile striker Alexis Sanchez for £35million.

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who is likely to be unveiled at Old Trafford on Thursday, is hoping to quickly sign a number of stars including Germany's Mats Hummels and Marco Reus.


Manchester City yesterday made a £32million swoop for their top summer transfer target Porto centre-half Eliaquim Mangala.

Patrice Evra and Manchester United will both be financial winners when the France full-back's move to Juventus goes through.

Leeds are expected to unveil the signing of Souleymane Doukara in the coming days to replace Ross McCormack.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is planning a massive summer transfer splurge with Kop chiefs telling him to spend as much as £133million.

Iran World Cup stars Mehrdad Pooladi and Ehsan Hajsafi are being lined up for moves to the Premier League, with Southampton, Swansea and Hull all linked with the duo.

Louis van Gaal finally takes over as manager of Manchester United this week with immediate decisions to be taken on the Old Trafford starlets.

Tottenham will reject any approach from Barcelona for defender Jan Vertongen.


Juventus are lining up a £20million bid for Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, which could pave the way for Manchester United to sign Arturo Vidal from the Italian champions.

Louis van Gaal has declared that Dutch winger Arjen Robben knows that he would be welcome to follow him to Old Trafford.

Juventus are preparing a £20m bid for Tottenham and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.


Manchester United's pursuit of Real Madrid's Angel di Maria and Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos looks set to fail, with both players preferring to move elsewhere with the club out of the Champions League.


Former Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn, who recently sold the club to Italian billionaire Francesco Becchetti, believes all 92 Premier League and Football league clubs will soon be under foreign control.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is refusing to sanction the proposed sale of centre-back Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United.


Newcastle's eight-month pursuit of France and Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella could be nearing an end, with a £12m deal close to be agreed.

Sunderland are hoping to sign on-loan full-back Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina on a permanent deal and have made a formal offer for the 23-year-old.