Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: May 28 2014, 8:09 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Wednesday's national newspapers, with Spurs set to swoop for Adam Lallana.

Adam Lallana: Reportedly a target for Tottenham
Adam Lallana: Reportedly a target for Tottenham


New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to make his former Southampton captain Adam Lallana his first signing.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could return for Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom after the 31-year-old's loan spell was disrupted by a back injury.

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov is wanted by Monaco with Italian trio AC Milan, Juventus and Roma also keen.

Rio Ferdinand ponders QPR move as boss Harry Redknapp turns on the charm to tempt former England man.

New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been told by chairman Daniel Levy to qualify for the Champions League.

West Brom could make another move for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella after pulling out of a move for the Italy international last summer.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says proving former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and the doubters wrong has made him stronger.


Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner is wanted by Leicester City, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Hull City after being ditched by Arsenal.

Queens Park Rangers will revive their interest in West Brom defender Jonas Olsson.


New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana to join him at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea want Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 21, to replace PSG-bound David Luiz.


Manchester United are interested in 19-year-old PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot who is also being tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Queens Park Rangers are looking at Newcastle defender Steven Taylor in addition to Rio Ferdinand.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler is emerging as a candidate to be the new Celtic boss.

Arsenal are considering a £6m move for Norwich keeper John Ruddy to provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny.

Chelsea have agreed a deal to bring Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago back to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer.

Valencia are rivalling Arsenal for the signing of Benfica striker Rodrigo.

River Plate, Boca Juniors and Newell's Old Boys are all keen on Sunderland striker Ignacio Scocco.

Cardiff City are hoping to sign Reading striker Adam Le Fondre in a £1million deal.


QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes striker Loic Remy will leave the club with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all interested.

Redknapp also says there is a "very slim" chance of signing Frank Lampard or Rio Ferdinand.


Liverpool have told Stoke City they want £7m for Morocco international winger Oussama Assaidi who was on loan with the Potters last season.

Yaya Toure will be expected to play in Manchester City's pre-season clash with Liverpool in New York at the end of July if the Ivory Coast do not progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.


Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has warned his Liverpool team-mates in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad that he will be fit to face England next month.

Kurt Zouma, who signed for Chelsea in January, could spend next season back on loan at St Etienne.

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