Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: August 3 2014, 5:52 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Saturday's national newspapers, with Southampton on the trail of Javier Hernandez.

Javier Hernandez: Said to be a target for Southampton
Javier Hernandez: Said to be a target for Southampton

THE SUN

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is eyeing a shock £15m swoop for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has all but given hope of signing QPR striker Loic Remy.

Meanwhile, Toon ace Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is being lined up for a loan move to French side Marseille.

Mauricio Pochettino insists Spurs have done nothing wrong as they close in on the £4m signing of Eric Dier.

Swansea boss Garry Monk wants to land Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton.

West Ham want to sign Croatian hitman Andrej Kramaric.

Norwich are set to sign former QPR midfielder Gary O'Neil, 31, who was released in the summer.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will begin his pre-season training today - but was so weak after contracting malaria in June he could not even walk.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City are confident former Chelsea midfielderFrank Lampard will agree to a Premier League Indian summer at the Etihad.

Tottenham are in talks with Villarreal's £21million-rated Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio.

Aston Villa are ready to pounce for Wolves centre-back Danny Batth if Ron Vlaar joins Southampton.

Loic Remy is set to join the rest of QPR squad on pre-season tour following the collapse of his Liverpool transfer.

Hull City set sights on Stoke's Geoff Cameron to solve defensive problems ahead of new season.

Sunderland tell striker Connor Wickham to pen new contract soon - or risk being sold.

Chelsea set to loan Patrick Bamford to Middlesbrough as bond between the clubs grows.

Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois ready to make his mark at Stamford Bridge after returning from his Atletico Madrid loan.

Cardiff City's Jordon Mutch is set for a swift return to the Premier League in a £5m move to Queens Park Rangers.

Louis van Gaal can forget about winning the Premier League in his first season, says Carlo Ancelotti.

Ashley Young is happy to play at wing-back to resurrect his Manchester United career.

Luis Suarez's departure doesn't make Liverpool a selling club, insists manager Brendan Rodgers.

Steve Kean is flying high in Brunei after putting his Blackburn nightmare behind him.

DAILY STAR

West Ham are lining up a move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, 33, after former Chelsea frontman Samuel Eto'o priced himself out of a move.

Arsene Wenger admits he is fighting a losing battle to keep Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, at Arsenal.

Sunderland are in pole position for Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.

Fulham have snapped up Bulgaria international defender Nikolay Bodurov from Litex Lovech.

Oldham have signed Barbados international striker Jonathan Forte after he was released by Southampton.

DAILY MAIL

Barcelona and Brondby are on the trail of Liverpool's 29-year-old Danish defender Daniel Agger whose Anfield place is under threat following the arrival of £20m Dejan Lovren from Southampton.

QPR are considering a loan move for Juventus's 26-year-old midfielder Mauricio Isla.

Reading have moved to pip Championship rivals Blackpool for Spanish left-back Joan Oriol.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United's £30m attempt to sign 26-year-old Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina is set to be hijacked by Barcelona.

Liverpool's hopes of signing PSG striker Ezequiel Lavezzi has hit a setback as the player would prefer a move to Italian champions Juventus.

THE TIMES

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been told that £32m Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala will be his last summer signing.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has predicted a tighter title race this season after claiming that Financial Fair Play will have an impact on his rivals.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc, 34, is on the wanted list of German champions Bayern Munich.

THE GUARDIAN

Manchester United are pressing ahead with plans to sign defender Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal despite the fact he has a hamstring injury picked up playing for Belgium in the World Cup finals.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Louis van Gaal will find it "difficult" to turn United into Premier League title winners this season.


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