23/09/2010 – Thursday’s Paper Round-Up

23 09 2010

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looked at 19-year-old Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea while on a trip to Spain to check on Valencia, the next Champions League opponents for the Red Devils.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is to make a new cut-price move for Everton’s South African midfield dynamo Steven Pienaar.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=karim+benzema&iid=9558434″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9558434/world-news-august-2010/world-news-august-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=9558434″ width=”234″ height=”363″ /] Manchester City are ready to make a fresh approach for Real Madrid’s 22-year-old French striker Karim Benzema (left).

Fulham manager Mark Hughes could still sign Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni after the Argentine revealed he nearly joined the Premier League club before the transfer window closed.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is interested in Italian Angelo Ogbonna and may make a move for the £7m-valued Torino defender in January as he looks to boost his defensive options.

Wesley Sneijder’s agent says talks over a new deal at Inter Milan have broken down. The Dutch midfielder’s potential availability is sure to interest Chelsea and Manchester United.

Football Association director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking says the next England manager will not necessarily be English.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he will continue to work in the game as long as his health allows. Wenger, 60, recently penned a new deal to keep him at the Emirates until 2014.

Former Germany player and coach Jurgen Klinsmann says he had a verbal deal to take over from Bob Bradley as coach of the United States before talks fell down.

Up to 10,000 Scottish fans are expected to make the trip to the Czech Republic for the Euro 2012 qualifier on 8 October, but Scotland have an official allocation of just 1,200 for the Synot Top Arena.

Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez says he is hurt by the six-month international ban imposed on him by Mexico following a late-night party but does not want to comment further.

Former Mexico players have criticised the behaviour of Celtic’s Efrain Juarez and Arsenal’s Carlos Vela after the pair were banned for six months from the national squad for an alleged late-night party.

Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater has angered his neighbours by erecting a piece of erotic artwork in his front garden. Club bosses have said they “completely disassociate” themselves from his creative attempts and the local police have got involved. Bywater said: “Lots of people have a hobby and my current hobby is art.” However, he apologised to “any supporters and local residents in Derbyshire who have been offended”.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.

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