Thursday's football paper talk

  • Last Updated: July 31 2014, 15:07 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Thursday's newspapers, including Manchester United's pursuit of Angel Di Maria.

Angel Di Maria: Linked with a move to Manchester United
Angel Di Maria: Linked with a move to Manchester United


New Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero is determined to take Joe Hart's position.
Romelu Lukaku hailed Special One Roberto Martinez as he joined Everton for £28million.
Wilfried Zaha admits he was not David Moyes' cup of tea - but believes he just might be to the taste of Louis Van Gaal. 


Arsenal's bid to sign Sami Khedira could be back on as Real Madrid want to sell the German World Cup midfielder this summer and Bayern Munich will not buy until next year.
Southampton's Tottenham transfer target Morgan Schneiderlin may have to strike to move.
Everton new boy Romelu Lukaku didn't have what it takes to play for Chelsea, according to Jose Mourinho.
Steven Gerrard has hinted at a Liverpool exit after seeing Frank Lampard move to America.
Southampton are closing in on Marcos Rojo and Saphir Taider in eye-catching double swoop.
QPR want Loic Remy's transfer decision ASAP after Liverpool called off his dream move.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits his interest in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
Sam Allardyce confirms Ravel Morrison's U-turn as the midfielder is offered a West Ham lifeline.
Leeds supremo Massimo Cellino is flying in for talks with bad boy striker Nile Ranger.


Brendan Rodgers wants to keep splashing the Liverpool cash to ensure his side are title contenders.
Manchester United will need to fend off competition from Bayern Munich and PSG if they are to secure the £40m signing of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria.
Atletico Madrid are preparing to swoop for Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has agreed to join Napoli but the Red Devils want £18m.
Barcelona star Pedro believes Cesc Fabregas can make Chelsea champs again.
Southampton have announced the signing of Chelsea star Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan.
Morgan Schneiderlin faces being forced to go on strike to get a move away from Southampton. 


Chelsea have made another enquiry for Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda. The 29-year-old Brazilian is valued at £20m by the west London club. 
QPR have told Loic Remy to make a quick decision on his future following the collapse of his move to Liverpool. 
Paul Scholes reckons Wayne Rooney should get the nod to become the new Manchester United captain ahead of Robin van Persie. 
Sunderland are closing on a loan deal for Chelsea winger Christian Atsu. 
Tottenham are closing on a £4m deal for Sporting Lisbon centre-back Eric Dier. 
Manchester United's American owners, the Glazer family, are set to raise about £87m by selling eight million shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.


Sunderland reopen talks over a £14million deal for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.
Sporting Lisbon have told Southampton it will cost them £16million to sign 24-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Rojo.


Tottenham are expected to return with an improved offer for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin despite Saints' insistence the 24-year-old will not be allowed to leave. 
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he told Luis Suarez not to sign for Arsenal last summer because the Uruguay forward was "too good for them"


Spurs are poised to sign Sporting Lisbon's England Under-21 defender Eric Dier for £4m after the 20-year-old turned down a new deal with the Portuguese club.
Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha insists he can establish himself in the team under Louis van Gaal and says previous manager David Moyes gave him "no chance" last season