13/09/2010 – Monday’s Paper Round-Up

13 09 2010

Manchester United are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of Panathinaikos winger Sotiris Ninis.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=jesus+navas&iid=9176734″ src=”http://view2.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9176734/spain-honduras/spain-honduras.jpg?size=500&imageId=9176734″ width=”234″ height=”357″ /] Chelsea are preparing a £16.5m January bid for Sevilla winger Jesus Navas (left) despite it being widely accepted that Navas suffers badly from homesickness.

Liverpool will launch an £18m double swoop for two West Ham players in the new year – striker Carlton Cole and midfielder Valon Behrami.

Liverpool are also planning a January move for 17-year-old Spanish midfielder Inigo Ruiz De Galarreta, who is being monitored by a host of Europe’s top clubs after making his debut for Athletic Bilbao in pre-season.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Italian side Juventus will battle it out for the signature of Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema.

Marseille have entered the race to secure the signature of Wigan midfielder Charles N’Zogbia.

Tottenham want a £200,000 loan fee for England Under-21 defender Kyle Walker from Hull City before he moves this week.

Birmingham will bid to sign Crystal Palace’s 19-year-old right-back Nathaniel Clyne when the transfer window reopens.

Ipswich Town are targeting two West Bromwich Albion players for loan moves – left-back Joe Mattock and striker Luke Moore.

Coventry City boss Aidy Boothroyd expects to complete a deal to sign Marlon King this week after revealing the move is “inevitable”. Former Wigan striker King, 30, who has been looking for a new club since leaving prison in July, has been training with Coventry for the last two weeks.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp, now a pundit with Sky Sports, criticised Reds striker Fernando Torres for his “diabolical” performance in the 0-0 draw with Birmingham on Sunday.

Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren admitted that the “pressure is mounting” after his third straight defeat in charge of the Bundesliga club.

Striker Wayne Rooney has pleaded with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to play him against Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Rooney’s England colleague and former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham – now with Los Angeles Galaxy – has backed his former Old Trafford boss Ferguson’s decision to drop the striker for the game at Goodison Park.

Beckham, who made his playing comeback for as a substitute in LA Galaxy’s 3-1 win over Columbus Crew on Saturday, says he will not try to con England boss Fabio Capello over his fitness. The 35-year-old hopes to return to the international fold under the Italian.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes the Football Association should not rule out going foreign again when they choose a successor for England coach Fabio Capello and has called for respect of footballers’ private lives.

New Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier is the highest-paid manager in the club’s history, with the Frenchman’s three-year contract worth nearly £8m.

Houllier has identified Middlesbrough assistant Gary McAllister – who when the Frenchman was Liverpool boss was part of the Reds squad – as the man he wants to be his number two at Aston Villa.

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce says goalkeeper Paul Robinson may come out of international retirement if England boss Capello was to make him his first-choice. Robinson quit the international scene after being selected in the squad to face Hungary in a friendly in August.

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=jermaine+pennant&iid=3743475″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/3743475/sports-news-january-2009/sports-news-january-2009.jpg?size=500&imageId=3743475″ width=”234″ height=”304″ /] Stoke manager Tony Pulis accepts he has taken a gamble by giving Jermaine Pennant (right) another chance in the Premier League but says the former Birmingham winger is worth the risk.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to appeal against Gary Cahill’s red card at Arsenal – and risk an extra ban for his England defender.

Scotland manager Craig Levein is to seek permission to ditch the controversial Jabulani ball when his team take on Spain in a Euro 2012 qualifier in October. The ball was heavily criticised for its unpredictability during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.




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