Paper Talk: Thursday's football transfer rumours and gossip from the national newspapers

Last Updated September 14 2017, 22:25Football
Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere

A round-up of the latest football gossip from Thursday's newspapers.


  • Roy Hodgson has been promised a £40m transfer budget to revamp his new Crystal Palace squad in January.
  • Jack Wilshere is set to make his first Arsenal appearance in over a year against Cologne in the Europa League tonight.


  • Mesut Ozil's contract talks have "slowed down" after he asked for £350k per week.
  • Harry Redknapp is facing the sack at Birmingham after their dismal start to the season.
  • Timo Werner has put Europe's big boys on alert, and the Leipzig striker says he's interested in a move to England.


  • Jack Wilshere's injuries were like a car crash, according to Arsene Wenger.
  • Romelu Lukaku can emulate Wayne Rooney and become a Manchester United great, says Jesse Lingard.


  • Everton are tracking Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston, who caught the eye when facing up to Neymar on Tuesday night.
  • Jesse Lingard has promised Wayne Rooney a hero's welcome when he returns to Old Trafford with Everton this weekend.


  • Roy Hodgson will target Jack Wilshere in January, and is keen on either a loan or a permanent deal for the Arsenal midfielder.
  • A member of the Sevilla backroom staff has accused Jurgen Klopp of getting Eduardo Berizzo, the Sevilla manager, sent off.


  • Dele Alli is being courted by two of the world's most powerful agents as he plans the next stage of his career.
  • Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, attempted to overturn an independent ruling banning Russia's deputy prime minister from the organisation.


  • Paul Pogba fears he will be out for a month with the hamstring injury he sustained against Basel.

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