11/10/2010 – Monday’s Paper Round-Up

11 10 2010

AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has told Manchester City and Chelsea they have no chance of signing him – as he would only quit the Italian club for Barcelona.

Wolves midfielder David Jones, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is being tracked by Bolton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=michel+bastos&iid=9531579″ src=”http://view2.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9531579/soccer-2010-lyon-monaco/soccer-2010-lyon-monaco.jpg?size=500&imageId=9531579″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /] Manchester United are believed to be considering a move for Lyon’s Brazilian winger Michel Bastos (left) in the January transfer window.

Liverpool have their eye on Swiss left-back Reto Ziegler, who has turned down a new contract with Sampdoria.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has hit out at the “chaos” surrounding the club’s future.

New England Sports Ventures (NESV) has positioned itself to renegotiate its proposed £300m purchase of Liverpool and has threatened to walk away if the club are docked nine points as a result of administration.

Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has an as yet undisclosed “Plan B” to ensure that the club’s sale to NESV goes through without the club going into administration.

The Football Association is still struggling to sell tickets for Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier between England and Montenegro at Wembley.

Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston says the team would gladly stick with their controversial 6-4-0 formation in Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Spain at Hampden if they thought it would bring success.

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has dropped a bombshell by admitting he is thinking of walking away from football.

Manchester City are now serious title contenders, according to Manchester United defender Gary Neville.

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has hit back in the row over aggressive tackling in the Premier League.

Ex-Arsenal star Kenny Sansom believes rising Gunners star Kieran Gibbs is two or three years away from taking Chelsea star Ashley Cole’s position as England left-back.

Arsenal and France right-back Bacary Sagna expects to be on the sidelines for another three weeks as he continues his recovery from a left thigh injury.

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has called on manager Arsene Wenger to play him in a more central position, rather than out wide.

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan claims his time at the Selhurst Park helm cost him £47m.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is trying to persuade Bernabeu legend Zinedine Zidane to help him as a coach rather than concentrate on his role as adviser to president Florentino Perez.

Injured Fulham and England striker Bobby Zamora, who broke his leg in September, has been going to the gym daily as part of his rehabilitation and aims to outmuscle Chelsea’s Didier Drogba on his Premier League return and “bully” defenders even more.

Artur Boruc has revealed playing in the SPL with Celtic made him Lazy. The Polish goalkeeper, who has lost three stones since ending his five-year spell at Celtic by joining Fiorentina last summer, said: “In Glasgow I became lazy because they loved me no matter how I played”.

For full stories, head over to the BBC website.


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