Monday's football paper talk

  • Last Updated: August 18 2014, 8:37 BST

A look at the biggest transfer stories making today's back pages, with a potential three-way Premier League battle for PSG frontman Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Ezequiel Lavezzi: Linked with a move to the Premier League
Ezequiel Lavezzi: Linked with a move to the Premier League


Former Charlton manager Chris Powell is in pole position to take over as the new Huddersfield boss.

Hull boss Steve Bruce wants Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Philipp Wollschieid after missing out on Tottenham's Michael Dawson.
Cardiff City defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine is set to join French side St Etienne on a one-year loan deal.
Chelsea's Josh McEachran is set to join Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan deal.
An injury to central defender Laurent Koscielny means Arsenal could rush Per Mertesacker into action in their Champions League play-off with Besiktas on Tuesday.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are on alert after Paris St-Germain's contract talks with frontman Ezequiel Lavezzi broke down.
Keeper Petr Cech will be axed by Jose Mourinho with Thibaut Courtois set to start for Chelsea in tonight's match with Burnley.
Southampton could turn to Lazio's Uruguay midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez after having a £10m bid for Spurs' Andros Townsend rejected.
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar is set to sign a two-year contract with Benfica.
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher believes thet need to rediscover the fear factor they had to help them improve after an opening day 2-1 defeat against Swansea at Old Trafford.

Crystal Palace are planning further talks with Tim Sherwood after he impressed in initial interviews for the manager's job.
Meanwhile, Palace are ready to offer Glenn Murray plus cash for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.
QPR keeper Julio Cesar is set to join Benfica after he agreed to take a pay cut.
Loic Remy will remain at QPR unless a Champions League side wants him, says pal Joey Barton.
Norwich and Reading are battling to sign Huddersfield midfielder Oliver Norwood.

Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100m to their pursuit of Real Madrid's Angel di Maria.
QPR and Crystal Palace are lining up moves for Tottenham's 23-year-old midfielder Lewis Holtby.
Demba Ba says he was not picked by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea purely because he was not a star name.

Manchester United are back in the running to sign Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman, with Juventus now confident they will hold onto Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Tottenham are ready to reject a £10m offer from Southampton for England winger Andros Townsend, who is also wanted by London rivals QPR.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 28, has been offered a new five-year deal by manager Manuel Pellegrini, which is set to be signed this week.

Spurs striker Roberto Soldado, an unused sub against West Ham on Saturday, could still be off to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
Everton are preparing to make an offer for striker Samuel Eto'o after holding talks with his representatives over the weekend.
West Ham are expected to hold talks with Morgan Amalfitano this week after agreeing a £2million fee with Marseille.
Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna have made a bid for Fulham's Kostas Mitroglou.
QPR have agreed a fee with Norwich for Leroy Fer.
Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini has agreed to join Valencia on loan.

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, 45, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace.

Celtic are set to sign 24-year-old Rubin Kazan winger Mubarak Wakaso on a one-year loan deal.