Wednesday's Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: August 13 2014, 8:00 BST

A look at the transfer rumours in today's newspapers, including news of three Manchester United targets.

Angel Di Maria: Still a transfer target for Manchester United
Angel Di Maria: Still a transfer target for Manchester United

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United are closing in on a double defender swoop for Sporting Lisbon's Marcos Rojo and Ajax's Daley Blind.

Arsene Wenger wants to bolster his Arsenal squad with Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas.

Arsenal are also preparing an £8million bid for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been told he must quit Old Trafford after making just six league starts last season by Mexico coach Miguel Herrera.

Everton have agreed in principle to sign Ghana World Cup winger Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea for the upcoming season.

Crystal Palace are confident of sealing the return of former Eagle Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United, either on loan or in a permanent deal.

Hull have accepted a £12million offer from Southampton for Shane Long.

Colombia international Carlos Sanchez will fly in to join Aston Villa from Spain's Elche before the start of the season.

Crystal Palace want Connor Wickham, but Sunderland will only sell the forward if they can tie up the signing of Fabio Borini from Liverpool.

Cardiff will move for Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on loan if Manchester United don't let them borrow Michael Keane.

Alvaro Negredo is set to be left out of Manchester City's Champions League squad.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney has been named as Manchester United captain.

David Silva believes he can finally complete his glittering medal collection after signing a new deal at Manchester City.

Louis van Gaal got off to a winning start at Old Trafford - free from the spectre of Sir Alex Ferguson.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United have revived their interest in £50million-rated Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, launched a bid for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo and are keen on Ajax utility player Daley Blind.

Southampton have had a £12million bid accepted for Hull striker Shane Long.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United have made a £16million bid for Argentina's World Cup left-back Marcos Rojo - who has told Sporting Lisbon he wants to leave for Old Trafford.

Gary Neville claims it is fantasy football to think Manchester United will reclaim the Premier League this season.

Everton and Southampton both want Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany.

DAILY STAR

Manchester United have tabled a £16million bid for Argentina and Sporting Lisbon star Marcos Rojo.

Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United are far from the finished article - despite making a winning start on his home debut as boss.

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is today set to complete a surprise £1.5m switch to Crystal Palace.

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc is likely to quit following the £10million signing of Fraser Forster.

FIFA have been asked to investigate Michel Vorm's move from Swansea to Tottenham.

THE TIMES

Wayne Rooney was confirmed as Manchester United's new captain by Louis van Gaal last night - and England boss Roy Hodgson is set to follow the Dutchman's lead.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for an entire team's worth of players, including Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend, in their desperate attempt to cut down the size of Mauricio Pochettino's squad.