Football Paper Talk
A look at the football transfer gossip in Sunday's national newspapers.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY
Arsene Wenger twice rejected the chance to sign Mario Balotelli before the Italian striker's £16 million move to Liverpool was in place.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will make a double swoop on his former Netherlands stars Nigel de Jong and Daley Blind before the end of the transfer window.
Chris Smalling is in talks over a lucrative new deal with Manchester United that could pay him more than £18m.
Tottenham remain interested in PSV winger Memphis Depay despite him signing a new deal with the Dutch club.
Reading have slapped an £8m price tag on keeper Alex McCarthy, who is wanted by QPR.
Manuel Pellegrini is in no rush to follow his star players and sign a new deal at Manchester City.
Ajax are set to step up their efforts to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti.
Mark Hughes last night insisted Stoke City's transfer kitty is bulging - despite spending next to nothing this summer.
Tottenham misfit Sandro has a four-year deal on the table from Napoli, who are willing to pay £10million to sign him.
Sheffield United are ready to take a flyer on former Manchester United winger Chris Eagles.
Leicester have made an enquiry for Spartak Moscow's Ghanaian striker Majeed Waris.
Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc is being chased by Italian side Cagliari.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will 'redouble' his efforts to sign Paris St Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Tottenham will offer Michael Dawson to QPR as part of a deal to sign striker Loic Remy.
USA right-back DeAndre Yedlin could join Tottenham before January as they are trying to cut through the red tape because of his Latvian passport.
Leicester City and Hull City could compete to sign Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha on loan.
Manuel Pellegrini hopes James Milner will sign a new contract, but the England midfielder is set to make the club wait.
Qatari side Al-Rayyan are set to offer Newcastle £6m for striker Papiss Cisse.
QPR are looking at £2m-rated Mali international Mustapha Yatabare, who currently plays for French side Guingamp.
West Ham have made enquiries about Manchester City defender Micah Richards.
Tony Pulis reveals his wife nearly left him as matters turned sour at Crystal Palace.
Bolton midfielder Jay Spearing is a target for Aston Villa and QPR.
AC Milan want to sign Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan.
Angel di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer - after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him.
Joel Campbell has emerged as a loan target for AC Milan as they step up their search for Mario Balotelli's replacement .
Tottenham are hoping to sign Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck on a £15m permanent deal or on loan.
Everton are interested in acquiring free agent forward Samuel Eto'o and talks will continue this week.
Esteban Cambiasso has flown into London for talks with Leicester about one of the deals of the summer.
Manchester City ditched a plan to sign Ross Barkley after being told it would take a bid of more than £50million to tempt Everton to sell.
AC Milan have targeted Roberto Soldado and Fernando Torres as replacements for Mario Balotelli.
Tottenham are on the trail of defender Fabian Schar - with director of football Franco Baldini desperate to push through a move for the Switzerland international.
Tony Pulis says there is "no chance" of him returning to manage Crystal Palace, after surprisingly parting ways with the club just before the start of the season.
Fulham midfielder Scott Parker hit out at under-fire boss Felix Magath after Saturday's 5-1 hammering at Derby left them bottom of the Championship table.
Tottenham are likely to complete an £8m deal for Seville defender Federico Fazio this week, meaning Michael Dawson could be set to leave.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has told forwards Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic they will be staying at the club.
Marco van Ginkel has told Chelsea to play him or lose him as clubs from the continent queue up for his signature.
Former Charlton boss Chris Powell is the favourite to be appointed Huddersfield manager.
Southampton have seen a loan approach for Manchester United's teenage winger Demetri Mitchell rejected.
Norwich are braced for offers for winger Nathan Redmond before the transfer window closes.
Stoke are leading the chase for Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning to replace Thomas Vermaelen with Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, a Greek international who played at the World Cup, while Lukas Podolski is set to join Juventus on a season-long loan deal.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech may spend the season on loan with Paris Saint-Germain or Monaco.
Manchester City defenders Matija Nastasic and Micah Richards are likely to leave the club this week. Juventus, Napoli and Roma are interested in Nastasic, while Newcastle and West Ham are potential destinations for Richards.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is set to embark on a potential £122million buying spree with Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria set to be first through the door for £50m.
Tony Pulis last night slammed the door shut on a sensational return to troubled Crystal Palace.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Manchester United are on the verge of sealing the sensational transfer of Argentinian winger Angel Di Maria for £60 million - a record fee paid by a British club.
Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck is set to reluctantly leave Old Trafford if the club complete a deal for Angel Di Maria this week.
Fernando Torres will turn down the chance to move Roma or AC Milan and stay at Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho insisting that the £50m striker still has a part to play in the squad despite not even making the bench for Saturday's 2-0 win over Leicester.
QPR are planning to sign Lassana Diarra this week after he was sacked by Lokomotiv Moscow.
Sunderland are hoping to arrange a loan deal for Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates.
Leeds United are expected to sack manager David Hockaday on Sunday after two turbulent months in charge.
Newcastle have been watching former Cardiff striker Andreas Cornelius.
Bolton manager Dougie Freedman wants to sign Stoke keeper Jack Butland on loan.
Norwich are closing on a deal for Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
Leicester are considering a move for Wolves winger Bakary Sako.
West Brom have joined the hunt for MK Dons teenager Dele Alli, who has been a target for Arsenal and Liverpool.