Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: April 5 2014, 8:39 BST

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

Alvaro Morata: Linked with a move to Arsenal
Alvaro Morata: Linked with a move to Arsenal

DAILY MIRROR

Arsenal will sign striker 21-year-old Alvaro Morata - but must agree to a buy-back clause which will allow Real Madrid to take him back to Spain.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have joined the race to sign Patrick Roberts, the 17-year-old Fulham forward who Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have have also been keeping tabs on.

Paris St-Germain are prepared to double the £19m Chelsea paid for 22-year-old playmaker Oscar two years ago.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers flew to Germany and made a personal check on Bayer Leverkusen midfield star Julian Brandt on Friday night.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney is a huge doubt v Bayern Munich with a toe problem.

Premier League clubs have reacted furiously to Sunderland escaping a points deduction.

Eden Hazard will not give up on his treble dream.

Jose Mourinho insists Fernando Torres has a future at Chelsea.

Zlatan Ibraminovic will miss PSG's Champions League second leg at Chelsea.

Gus Poyet admits Sunderland have been lucky to avoid a points penalty.

Roy Hodgson has vowed England will go on the attack at the World Cup.

Christian Benteke's Achilles injury was so bad his team-mates heard the tendon snap from 50 yards away.

Tim Sherwood has hit back at Glenn Hoddle saying the game has moved on.

Patrick van Aanholt will quit Chelsea in the summer.

Mark Hughes hopes he has convinced Ivica Olic to join Stoke.

Carlos Edwards will be given the boot at Ipswich this summer.

DAILY STAR

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believed some of his Arsenal players were taking drugs.

Sam Allardyce has called criticism of West Ham's style of play as 'rubbish'.

Wilfried Zaha has been ordered to celebrate if he scores against Crystal Palace.

DAILY MAIL

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists the club are in no hurry for manager Brendan Rodgers to sign a new contract, describing the matter as a "distraction" as they chase the Premier League title.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal are set to make a move for 19-year-old Rubin Kazan forward Sardar Azmoun, who has been dubbed as the 'Iranian Lionel Messi'.

New Zenit St Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to sign Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen in a move that could allow Manchester United to sign Benfica's Ezequiel Garay.

Liverpool midfielder Iago Aspas, 26, wants to leave Anfield in the summer, less than a year after joining in a £7.7m deal from Celta Vigo.

THE GUARDIAN

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is planning to spend heavily in the summer on a new striker and insists he will not have to sell key players to fund it.