Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Rumors This Evening

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

  • Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Mesut Ozil to Old Trafford, according to Football.London.
  • Antoine Griezmann is still Manchester United’s No 1 target this summer and Juan Mata has admitted he’s been keeping a close eye on him.
  • Man City are reported to have made an initial offer of up to £52m for Kingsley Coman.
  • Gael Clichy insists his “future is irrelevant” as Man City look to mark Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge with some silverware.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has called for Arsene Wenger to spend big on “six or seven” new players if he stays at the Emirates next season.
  • Mauricio Pochettino says Heung-Min Son and Vincent Janssen could have “important” roles to play for Tottenham during the run-in following Harry Kane’s ankle injury.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

  • Romelu Lukaku is reportedly “not ready” yet to sign his new contract.
  • Oumar Niasse has opened up about his “difficult” time at Everton – and has not ruled out making his loan move to Hull City a permanent one.
  • Simon Mignolet says Liverpool proved they can play “old school English football” with their hard-fought 2-1 win over Burnley at Anfield.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Christian Atsu believes Newcastle United must retain their concentration in order to secure promotion during the final nine games of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

  • Manchester City have long been admirers of Sunderland ace Jordan Pickford and it appears they are ready to step up their interest, according to fresh reports.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

  • Tony Pulis believes West Bromwich Albion must continue to grow gradually and make “small steps” to ever challenge the country’s top clubs.
  • Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been labelled “amazing” by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

EXPRESS & STAR

  • Gary Gardner reckons Jonathan Kodjia is a Premier League player in the making and hopes the striker will achieve his top flight ambition with Aston Villa.

THE SENTINEL

  • Charlie Adam is seeking to extend his stay at Stoke City into a sixth season by signing a new contract.

HULL DAILY MAIL

  • Former Everton and England defender Leon Osman has hailed the return to form of Hull City’s Oumar Niasse.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

  • Lucas Joao admitted to mixed feelings after scoring his first goals for Blackburn Rovers in the 2-2 draw with Norwich City.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

  • Jack Wilshere says he wants to “play every minute” for the Cherries, but insists the team’s fortunes are more important than his own predicament.

LEICESTER MERCURY

  • Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli has warned his players they cannot afford to repeat the performance they produced in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leganes against Leicester in the Champions League on Tuesday.

GET WEST LONDON

  • Ian Holloway wants Jamie Mackie to be with him at QPR next season.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

  • Garry Monk has readied himself for “nine huge games” and says Leeds United will “fight like hell” to book their place in the Championship play-offs.

NOTTINGHAM POST

  • Nottingham Forest fans are largely delighted with the news Mark Warburton is set to become the club’s manager in the next 24 hours.
  • Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton has again been linked with a move to Liverpool.

THE PINK UN

  • Alan Irvine insisted it would have been unprofessional to alter Alex Neil’s line up against Blackburn.

EVENING GAZETTE

  • Aitor Karanka says the ball is in Patrick Bamford’s court as to whether he wants to play U23’s football to improve his match sharpness.
  • Battling Boro are united and steeled for the relegation scrap, insists defiant Adam Clayton.

WALES ONLINE

  • Alfie Mawson believes Swansea City’s relegation battle has made a man of him and has backed Paul Clement’s side to show the character to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Hull.

READING POST

  • Reading’s technical director Brian Tevreden is wanted by Championship rivals Derby County.

THE ARGUS

  • Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori is poised to make his full league debut for Brighton at Leeds on Saturday.

THE STAR

  • Carlos Carvalhal is backing his depleted Owls side to rectify their stuttering league form in the Championship club’s quest to secure a top-six finish for the second year running.
  • Chesterfield loanee Reece Brown has returned to Birmingham City.

BRISTOL POST

  • Gustav Engvall’s long-anticipated loan switch from Bristol City to Djurgarden finally appears to be going through.
  • Aden Flint is in no doubt that his dramatic late winner at Wigan constitutes the most important goal of his entire career.

CROYDON ADVERTISER

  • Crystal Palace could be set for a battle with Premier League rivals West Ham and European giants Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to reports.

EVENING TIMES

  • Leigh Griffiths has insisted that there is no ill-feeling between himself and Brendan Rodgers after the player’s lifestyle choices were brought into question publicly by the Hoops boss.
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