Friday's Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: August 15 2014, 8:16 BST

A look at the best of the transfer rumours in Friday's newspapers, including Man United moving closer to signing Angel Di Maria.

Angel Di Maria: Will he end up at Manchester United?
Angel Di Maria: Will he end up at Manchester United?


Liverpool star Raheem Sterling can expect to quadruple his salary as the Reds plan a new contract offer to the England winger amid interest from Real Madrid.

Joe Hart and Edin Dzeko are set to follow Sergio Aguero in signing long-term deals with Manchester City.

Loic Remy has rejected fresh offers to leave QPR and has told Harry Redknapp he will stay at the club - unless any big guns come calling.

Manchester United are favourites to sign Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria after PSG pulled out of the race.

West Ham have completed the signing of Metz striker Diafra Sakho for £4.5million after deciding not to meet Sunderland's £8m valuation for Connor Wickham.

Leicester have made an improved £6million offer for Sporting Lisbon's striker Islam Slimani.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he wants to sign Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell could join Nottingham Forest on loan.


Wilfried Zaha is set to sign for QPR on a one-year loan deal.

Paul Scholes says Louis van Gaal has brought the fear factor back to Manchester United - and warns his former team-mates to run for cover.

Sergio Aguero has vowed to spend his best years with Manchester City after signing a new five-year deal last night.

Hull manager Steve Bruce will step up his attempts to sign £4million-rated Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.


Tony Pulis has left Crystal Palace by mutual consent on the eve of the new Barclays Premier League season leaving the club to search for a new manager for the second time in under a year.

Mauricio Pochettino wants judgment on his Spurs revolution to begin on Saturday.

Liverpool are revving up their attempts to keep Raheem Sterling, out of Real Madrid's clutches by offering him a big increase on his current £30,000-a-week deal.

Chelsea are preparing for a sudden flurry of offers for Petr Cech amid fears he is losing his battle with Thibaut Courtois to be first-choice goalkeeper

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is uncertain whether captain Ron Vlaar will stay with the club, but stressed he has received no bids for the defender.

Leicester have made an improved £6million offer for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani.

Benfica are interested in Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

Liverpool could make a move for Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Wigan have turned down a £4million bid from Burnley for James McArthur.


Tony Pulis - the Premier League manager of the Season - has left Crystal Palace "by mutual consent" after a row with chairman Steve Parish.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has written off their title hopes, labelling new manager Louis van Gaal a "mad genius".

Chelsea are in discussions with Roma over defender Mehdi Benatia.


David Moyes has emerged as a surprise early frontrunner to land the vacant job at Crystal Palace.

Mauricio Pochettino insists he doesn't fear axe-wielding chairman Daniel Levy.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has denied that Chelsea have first refusal on Ross Barkley and John Stones.

QPR fear their move for Villarreal midfielder Jonathan de Guzman will be hijacked by Napoli.

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is closing in on a deal to join Wolfsburg on a free transfer.