What the papers say

  • Last Updated: February 18 2014, 7:54 GMT

THE SUN

Eliaquim Mangala: Linked with Manchester United
Eliaquim Mangala: Linked with Manchester United

Gerard Pique last night taunted Manchester City by insisting: I'd still choose Manchester United over them.

David Silva believes Manchester City could 'come of age' as a European force by toppling mighty Barcelona.

David Luiz reckons England should have a lot more belief about their World Cup chances.

Lionel Messi will go out to end Barcelona's seven-year itch in England - and prove they are still the world's best.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City are facing Barcelona's "worst side in many, many years" claims Jose Mourinho.

Bayern Munich are bracing themselves for a much tougher challenge against Arsenal this season.

DAILY MAIL

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be left out of Arsenal's starting line-up for Wednesday's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich despite his match-winning show against Liverpool.Aaron Ramsey is targeting Arsenal's clash with Chelsea next month for his comeback from injury. The midfielder has been sidelined since Boxing Day.

Jose Mourinho says Ashley Cole's lack of first-team football for Chelsea will help England's World Cup campaign.

DAILY STAR

David Moyes is poised to step up his bid to sign France and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.

Stoke team-mate Asmir Begovic tips Ryan Shawcross for a World Cup spot.

DAILY EXPRESS

Inter Milan will move for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen if they miss out on Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic.

Yaya Toure admits Manchester City must handle a "poisoned chalice" on Tuesday to prove their Champions League credentials.

THE GUARDIAN

Manchester City will return for Eliaquim Mangala in the summer and compete for his signature with rivals Manchester United.

THE INDEPENDENT

Manuel Pellegrini has declared that there is now "just one club in Manchester" as his team head into a crucial Champions League knockout tie with Barcelona, which he insisted will be a defining moment in his Manchester City squad's development.

The Kosovan Football Association (FKK) is hoping to persuade the Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj to play for Kosovo in next month's inaugural friendly with Haiti.