Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: May 5 2014, 9:28 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Monday's national newspapers, with Chelsea making plenty of headlines.

Ogenyi Onazi: Reportedly a target for Liverpool and Spurs
Ogenyi Onazi: Reportedly a target for Liverpool and Spurs


Southampton have lined up Timothee Kolodziejczak of Nice as a potential replacement for Luke Shaw and are willing to pay around £6m.

Jailed owner Carson Yeung wants £25m for Birmingham City, amid reports he has received several offers for the club which only avoided relegation from the Championship on the last day of the season.

Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson to make summer move to Stoke City, as part of a mass exodus from the Black Cats.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been accused of killing football and being a 'danger' to the game by Denmark manager Morten Olsen.

Wayne Rooney has returned to Manchester United training and is hoping to be ready for selection for final home game of the season against Hull City.

Phil Jones says Manchester United fans have a right to be angry because they've had a tough time this season.


Jose Mourinho thinks defender Ashley Cole and his fellow veterans Frank Lampard and John Terry will still be at Chelsea next season.

QPR striker Loic Remy, currently on loan at Newcastle, has fuelled talk of a summer move to Arsenal by turning up at the Emirates to watch Sunday's 1-0 win over West Brom.

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell, 31, will discuss a new deal at the club, despite their relegation from the Premier League.

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31 - who is out of contract in the summer - will snub a move to Turkey to stay in the Premier League.

Arsenal's hopes of landing 24-year-old Alex McCarthy have improved with the keeper confirming he wants to leave the Championship club.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers thinks Manchester City could slip up in their title quest. "It is a tough ask for City," he said. "It is certainly not over by a long way."

Meanwhile, the Reds and Spurs are locked in £10m battle for 21-year-old Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is determined to turn around the club's fortunes next year and win back the fans.


Jose Mourinho was involved in an extraordinary dressing-room bust-up with some of his players at half-time during the disappointing 0-0 draw with Norwich.


Ashley Cole's show of emotion at the end of Chelsea's draw with Norwich on Sunday could mean that he is heading for the exit in the summer.

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