17/09/2010 – Friday’s Paper Round-Up

17 09 2010

New Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has admitted that he wants to sign Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has discouraged Tottenham from pursuing their interest in Andy Carroll, insisting the Magpies striker is not for sale.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=ola+toivonen&iid=7819826″ src=”http://view2.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/7819826/psv-eindhoven-ado-the/psv-eindhoven-ado-the.jpg?size=500&imageId=7819826″ width=”234″ height=”247″ /]Manchester United are the latest club to show an interest in PSV Eindhoven’s prolific attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen (left).

The Magpies meanwhile are tracking Swindon’s 19-year-old defender Sean Morrison.

Spurs have joined Newcastle and Liverpool in the chase for 21-year-old FC Utrecht forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who made his international debut for the Netherlands in August.

Everton manager David Moyes is vying with Wolfsburg boss Steve McLaren for USA defender Jay DeMerit, who is a free agent following his release by Watford.

Liverpool are monitoring Hoffenheim defender Isaac Vorsah. The 22-year-old Ghanaian has made 62 appearances for the Bundesliga club and will be available on a free transfer in June 2011.

Crystal Palace are set to step up their efforts to make striker James Vaughan’s three-month loan deal from Everton into a permanent signing.

Derby are keen on taking Aston Villa’s 21-year-old Australian defender Shane Lowry on loan.

Newcastle are tracking Swindon’s 19-year-old centre-back Sean Morrison.

West Ham striker Frank Nouble is to join Swansea City on loan and link up with his old Chelsea youth-team boss Brendan Rogers, who is now manager of the Swans.

Santos Laguna’s 19-year-old Mexican striker Gustavo Ruelas is expected to sign a pre-contract agreement with Celtic next week.

Co-owner Tom Hicks has launched a last-ditch attempt to retain control of Liverpool by looking to secure another refinancing deal against the club during talks with bankers in London.

Paul Ince wants to become manager of West Ham one day despite the abuse he has received at Upton Park since leaving the Hammers for Manchester United as a player in 1989.

Meanwhile, West Ham manager Avram Grant is reportedly running out of patience with keeper Robert Green and defender Matthew Upson, with the star duo facing the chop following their poor start to the season.

Former Chelsea boss and current Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has been offered the Portugal job on an interim basis following the sacking of Carlos Queiroz.

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is finally expected to put pen to paper and sign a new contract with the Blues on Friday.

The Glazer family are paying themselves interest on the money they borrowed to buy Manchester United.

Manchester United’s new £7.4m signing Bebe made an unimpressive debut for the club’s reserve side as they lost 4-1 to Aston Villa in Altrincham on Thursday.

West Ham’s Israeli manager Avram Grant is still hoping to be at Stoke for Saturday’s game despite it clashing with Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of Atonement.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.

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