Football Papers : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning (05/11/15)

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Paris Saint-Germain are confident they will beat Manchester United to the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, with a fee of £100m being hinted at.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly feeling vindicated that Chelsea’s inability to add to their squad by signing Gareth Bale, Raheem Sterling and John Stones is being shown up by their struggles this season.

Roy Hodgson will risk the wrath of Premier League managers by sticking with his strongest possible line-up for the friendlies with Spain and France this month, most likely meaning a busy month for England players whose clubs are in European competition.

Liverpool have emerged as front-runners to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who has previously been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has hinted at a future move to Barcelona in a blow to his former mentor Jurgen Klopp.

Andros Townsend’s representatives are furious Tottenham went public about his row with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner, claiming the winger feels “humiliated” by his treatment.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling was the subject of racist abuse after posting an innocent family photo on Instagram.

Carlo Ancelotti has played down reports linking him with Chelsea – and insists Jose Mourinho is the right man for the job.

Southampton are set to fight Arsenal for attacking midfielder Juan Quintero. The 22-year-old Porto player, who is currently on loan at French club Rennes, is a long-term target for Saints boss Ronald Koeman – after missing out on him last January.

Roberto Mancini is eyeing a move to bring Andrea Pirlo back to European football – but old club Manchester City insist they are not interested.

Michu is set to be paid off by Swansea City and sign for Spanish fourth division side Union Langreo, who are managed by his brother Hernan Perez. The Spain striker is on £40,000-a-week wages but he is unlikely to be paid the £1m the Swans owe him for the rest of the final year on his contract.

Tottenham representatives watched Gent striker Laurent Depoitre and forward Moses Simon in their Champions League clash with Valencia on Wednesday.

Angel di Maria is adamant his £60m departure from Real Madrid to Manchester United was born out of the former’s desire to ‘cover the costs’ of acquisitions they made that transfer window.

The Edenbridge Bonfire Society will burn an effigy of suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter at its annual November 5 showpiece event. Previous ‘honorees’ from the sporting world include Mario Balotelli, Wayne Rooney and Lance Armstrong.


Tottenham’s Dele Alli looks set to return to the England U21 fold as Roy Hodgson and Gareth Southgate finalise talks on where the young midfielder is best suited to continue his international education.

Andros Townsend is likely to leave Spurs in January for a fraction of the £15m price tag placed on him during the summer transfer window.

David Wagner will reject the chance to work with old boss Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool to become Huddersfield Town’s next manager.

Jurgen Klopp is ready to examine a role for Steven Gerrard at Liverpool as he observes him train at Melwood after the former captain’s arrival back on Merseyside.

Rangers have issued a statement insisting that the Court of Session judgement over the ‘Big Tax Case’ will have no impact on the club or its history.



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