What the papers say

  • Last Updated: February 16 2014, 9:32 GMT

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

Wayne Rooney: Set for a bumper new deal
Wayne Rooney: Set for a bumper new deal


Manchester United have extended Wayne Rooney's contract in a £70m deal which makes the 28-year-old the highest paid player in Premier League history and will keep him at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.

Liverpool and Turkish side Galatasary are competing to land Manchester City's 25-year-old defender Micah Richards for around £8m this summer.

David Beckham wants Cristiano Ronaldo as his frist glamour signing for his new soccer team when they kick off in Miami.


Chelsea aim to tie up deals for Paris-St Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw before the start of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United's attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus will be boosted by the German club's willingness to re-sign out-of-favour Shinji Kagawa.

Alan Pardew is on the brink of losing backing of his Newcastle players, while rumours are growing that Mike Ashley is preparing to sell the club, having failed to watch a match at St James' Park for almost six months.

New Fulham manager Felix Magath is paranoid and a control freak, says Bayern Munich chief Uli Hoeness.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says Brendan Rodgers deserves to win the title at Liverpool for being bold in blooding young English players.


Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are both tracking Levante's 27-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Manager Alan Pardew is close to being sacked by Newcastle and the sale of midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris St-Germain has caused major issues in the Magpies squad.

Tottenham director of football Franco Baldini is facing increasing pressure from the club's board following the failure of record signing Erik Lamela, who has started just three league games since joining from Roma.


Darren Fletcher has begged Manchester United boss David Moys to stick with current squad.

Meanwhile, Moyes is keen on bringing Atletico Madrid star Joao Miranda to Manchester United.

Galatasaray close to signing Arsenal defender Bacary Sanga.


Arsenal's hopes of signing Julian Draxler in the summer could be dashed by Real Madrid.

Fulham insist Rene Meulensteen hasn't been sacked as Felix Magath starts new job.

Roy Hodgson will welcome Raheem Sterling back into the England set-up next week, when he names an extended squad of 30 players.

Neil Lennon has revealed that his shelf life as Celtic manager has become the subject of much soul searching as he approaches four years in the job.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will offer a helping hand to Arsenal's Champions League opponents Bayern Munich next week by letting them training at QPR.


Alan Pardew has one match to save his Newcastle job.

Real Madrid's injured midfielder Sami Khedira is a transfer target for Chelsea.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie wants a shock return to Arsenal.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he won't be drawn into the war of words sparked by Chelsea's Jose Mourinho.

Fulham's assistant head coach Ray Wilkins is likely to follow first team boss Rene Meulensteen through the Craven Cottage exit door.

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists Toni Kroos will be making a step down if he leaves for Manchester United in the summer.


French international left-back Patrice Evra, 32, has triggered a clause in his contract that will force Manchester United into offering him a new deal.


Fulham maintain that head coach Rene Meulensteen has not been sacked following Felix Magath's appointment as manager on Friday.

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha is in contention for a place in England's World Cup squad after joining Cardiff on loan.


West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 21, cannot wait to escape Upton Park after feeling under pressure from manager Sam Allardyce and captain Kevin Nolan to sign with a prominent football agent.

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