Paper Talk: Wednesday's football transfer rumours

Last Updated October 11 2017, 07:02Football
Danny Rose
Danny Rose

The best of the transfer rumours and latest gossip from Wednesday's national newspapers.


  • Danny Rose will snub Chelsea's advances next summer and instead join Manchester United in a £45m deal.
  • Former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has suggested Nathan Ake's spell at Stamford Bridge was wasted and he should have stayed at Feyenoord.


  • Paris Saint-Germain are planning to splash out £90m to land Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante but will not make their move until the end of the season.
  • Chelsea are set to fine rising star Charly Musonda for his Instagram post appearing to hit out at his lack of chances under Antonio Conte.
  • Leicester are still eyeing a possible Andros Townsend transfer with Crystal Palace desperate to sign a striker for their relegation scrap.
  • Rio Ferdinand backs Manchester United's Marcus Rashford to match Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele as future megastars.


  • Emre Can already has a contract waiting for him at Juventus. The midfielder has less than 10 months remaining on his current contract at Liverpool and has been heavily linked with a move to Turin.
  • Celtic star Mikael Lustig has written off Rangers saying they are not even close to matching up to the Hoops with Brendan Rodgers in charge.
  • PSG are considering a move for Real Madrid star Casemiro if they fail to land Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.


  • Mesut Ozil is set for an embarrassing climbdown as no clubs are prepared to pay him a £330,000-a-week wage.
  • Real Madrid will allow Gareth Bale to move to Manchester United for £89m.
  • Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson will turn out for Welsh Division Two side Caerau at the age of 49 - he has friends on the board and wants to help the club boost attendances.


  • Jack Wilshere is considering leaving Arsenal in January over fears a lack of playing time will scupper any hopes he has of making England's World Cup squad.


  • David Silva is on the verge of extending his Manchester City contract to 2020 in a deal worth £150,000 per week.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina fans disrupted their World Cup qualifying win in Estonia by hurling flares onto the pitch after they failed to make the play-offs.
  • Diafra Sakho is in line for a new deal at West Ham only six weeks after appearing to be on his way to Rennes in a Deadline Day move.


  • Peter Reid has voiced his concern at Ronald Koeman's current Everton side, saying: "The Everton team I was in could scrap. I am not sure this team can."


  • Dundee United are weighing up a move for Francois Kompany, the younger brother of Manchester City captain Vincent. He has impressed on trial at Tannadice.

Football Tips

Harry Kane celebrates

Premier League betting tips

David John expects goals when Tottenham play host to Liverpool on Super Sunday.

Graeme Storm

Betting Zone: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.