Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: February 12 2014, 12:10 GMT

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


Arsenal have joined Italian giants Juventus in the chase for Wolfsburg and Germany U21s attacking midfielder Maximilian Arnold.

Everton's on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has hinted the Toffees need to qualify for the Champions League this season to stand a chance of making the move permanent in the summer.

Ahead of tonight's clash with Man United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims the club's record signing Mesut Ozil has become "too obsessed with making the perfect pass".

Jose Mourinho feels Liverpool are the title-race danger-men because they are the one contender not juggling the demands of domestic football and the Champions League.


Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been put on a weight-training programme as he struggles to fully adapt to the toughness of the Premier League.

Neymar looks set to be fully fit in time for Barcelona's Champions League tie with Manchester City after being included in the squad to face Real Sociedad.

Roy Keane believes Manchester United need to sign 'five or six players' this summer and feels they are now paying the price for having cut corners.

Arturo Vidal will earn close to £200,000 a week with Serie A leaders Juventus in what will be a blow to Manchester United manager David Moyes.


Roy Keane believes Manchester United have cut corners with their transfer dealings - and now they require up to six good signings to put things right.

Under-fire manager David Moyes showed the strain yesterday as he tried to defend his dismal start at Manchester United.


Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood has voiced his frustration at the decision of Frank De Boer, the Ajax coach, to speak publicly about one day taking the role.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini responded to criticism of his team from Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho, suggesting the FA and referees 'should be left to do their work'.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is glad that Yaya Toure escaped punishment for kicking out at Norwich City's Ricky van Wolfswinkel last weekend


Jose Mourinho claimed his players 'lacked personality' after Chelsea conceded a late equaliser away at West Brom.

Brendan Rodgers said Liverpool's 5-1 mauling of Arsenal issued "a statement" about British talent and advised Roy Hodgson to capitalise on Steven Gerrard's development as a holding midfielder at the World Cup.


England manager Roy Hodgson will clarify today on whether John Terry still has a future with the national side after a public clamour for the defender's recall.