Paper Talk: Icardi, Schweinsteiger, Sissoko, Lukaku

Saturday’s paper talk — Football news and transfer speculation from national, international and regional newspapers all in one place.

The Sun

  • José Mourinho has launched a triple-whammy attack on Arsène Wenger, Jürgen Klopp and Louis van Gaal. He described Wenger and Klopp as ‘ not ethical’ for commenting on the possible signing of Paul Pogba and said it will be difficult ‘to change dynamics’ at United after Van Gaal’s reign.
  • Leicester’s owner has spent £2m on new cars for the club’s title-winning heroes.

Daily Star

  • Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg is wanted by Arsene Wenger to replace Thierry Henry on their U18 coaching staff.

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Freddie Ljungberg defends the post

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  • Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes his champions won’t crumble like Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side did last season.

Daily Mirror

  • José Mourinho confirms Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Manchester United career is over.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Manchester United

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  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis assured his job is safe by new Chinese owners.
  • Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, could be set for a move to Paris St-Germain, though the French champions will have to pay £35m to sign him. (Read More >>)

Daily Mail

  • Chelsea have yet to make a bid for former striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, with Everton having made clear they will not consider offers for their £28m club-record signing. (Read More >>)
  • Scott Sinclair is edging closer to a £3.5million move to Celtic with Aston Villa set to decide on the forward’s future within 24 hours. (Read More >>)

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Scott Sinclair Aston Villa

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  • Real Madrid agree to double manager Zinedine Zidane’s wages to £90,000-a-week.
  • Middlesbrough’s hopes of signing Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo for the season have increased after Real Madrid told the 21-year-old midfielder he could leave on loan. (Read More >>)

Daily Telegraph

  • Mauro Icardi’s agent is reportedly heading to London in order to discuss a possible Arsenal deal for the Inter forward.

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Mauro Icardi Inter Milan

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Manchester Evening News

  • Manchester United Megastore staff members are rejecting fans’ requests to print Paul Pogba’s name on the back of the new Adidas shirt.

London Evening Standard

  • Slaven Bilić wants to add at least five new players to his West Ham squad.
  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to buy Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matić, but the club’s president Florentino Perez has his eye on Moussa Sissoko.

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Nemanja Matić Chelsea

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  • Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has warned Crystal Palace and any other clubs interested in signing Christian Benteke, 25, that the striker will not be sold below his value as a “present”. (Read More >>)

HITC Sport

  • Leicester City could bid £25m for Brazil and Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa, 19, who is also a target for Juventus and Inter Milan. (Read More >>)

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Gabriel Barbosa Santos

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Teesside Gazette

  • Defender Dani Ayala, 25, is the first of a number of senior Middlesbrough players who will sign new contracts over the coming weeks. (Read More >>)

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Dani Ayala organises the defence

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