Wednesday's football paper talk

  • Last Updated: August 20 2014, 8:03 BST

A look at the biggest transfer stories making today's back pages, including Petr Cech, Alex Song and Edinson Cavani.

Alex Song: Could he be set for a return to the Premier League?
Alex Song: Could he be set for a return to the Premier League?

THE SUN

Chelsea will offer goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois a new, double-your-money £60,000 a week contract.
Newcastle United are ready to throw Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair a lifeline.
Manchester City could also sell John Guidetti to Feyenoord in a £4.5million deal, although Ajax are also interested in the striker.
Marouane Fellaini's hopes of a move away from Manchester United could be hit by injury after pictures emerged of the midfielder on crutches.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has played down his earlier claim that midfielder Ross Barkley could be out until early 2015 with a knee injury, saying: "I don't know where this figure of five months came from."

DAILY MIRROR

Petr Cech may leave Chelsea after Jose Mourinho's 'silent treatment' over being dropped.
Malky Mackay has been offered the Crystal Palace job and promised transfer funds with Connor Wickham targeted.
Southampton are set to renew their interest in Andros Townsend despite seeing an initial £10m offer rejected.
Paul Lambert has told Ronald Koeman to shut up and forget about signing Ron Vlaar.
Liverpool's 18-year-old winger Jordon Ibe will join Sky Bet Championship side Bolton on loan.
Geoff Cameron wants to quit Stoke City after being left out of the opening game against Aston Villa.

DAILY MAIL

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus turned down a move to Manchester United, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.
Fulham's Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz is set to be the subject of a £3m offer from Werder Bremen.
West Ham have asked about taking Corinthians striker Paolo Guerrero on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Leicester City's proposed deal for Marseille defender Rod Fanni, 32, has fallen through after he failed to agree personal terms.
Swansea City are set to announce the £8million signing of Federico Fernandez after the Napoli defender passed a medical with the Welsh club.
Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has been made available for a free loan by Barcelona.
Sunderland have expressed an interest in Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.
Celtic are in talks to sign South Korean midfielder Kim Bo-kyung from Cardiff.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal are set to miss out on Manchester City's Matija Nastasic because Italian champions Juventus want to take the former Fiorentina player back to Serie A.
Manchester United's move for Angel Di Maria remains in the balance but the Argentine remains a top transfer target along with Daley Blind.
After losing the number spot to Thibaut Courtois, Petr Cech is seeking reassurances over his future, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid understood to be interested.

DAILY STAR

Malky Mackay hopes to make Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha his first signing at Crystal Palace if he is named their new manager.
Chelsea and United target Mehdi Benatia missed training yesterday as transfer speculation grows.
Tottenham and Everton have been put on alert as Barcelona put ex-Arsenal ace Alex Song up for sale.
Arsenal are closing in on Greek defender Kostas Manolas in an £8m deal.
Edinson Cavani could be in line for a move to the Premier League as Liverpool renew their interest.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is weighing up a £3.5million move for Fiorentina defender Facundo Roncaglia.

THE INDEPENDENT

Petr Cech will seek clarification from Jose Mourinho on his long-term position in the pecking order at Chelsea after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois.