Sunday, 8 September 2013

Ronaldo to Man Utd? Bender to Arsenal FC? England snubbed Guardiola?

Pep Guardiola
The Sun: Arsenal are reopening £15million contract talks with Arsene Wenger - and are hoping a £40m January transfer fund will persuade him to sign.

Also: Wayne Rooney's head injury was so bad he could actually touch his skull.

Sunday Mirror: Manchester United's failure to land a marquee signing for manager David Moyes has not gone down well with the club's American owners.

Also: A fans’ group hope a ­protest march will attract potential buyers to ­Newcastle and help end the Mike Ashley ­regime.

The People: Roy Hodgson has backed Rickie Lambert to lead England's line on Tuesday - even though he would have been axed had Danny Welbeck not been banned.

Daily Star Sunday: Roy Hodgson has given his England stars the perfect recipe to reach Rio: Play like Steven Gerrard.

Also: Manchester City will make a £30m move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala as soon as the transfer window opens in January.

Mail on Sunday: The Football Association turned down the chance to interview Pep Guardiola for the England manager's job last year, appointing Roy Hodgson instead having made a policy decision to hire an English manager.

Also: The work permit system which allows foreigners to flood into the Premier League, denying places to England-qualified players, is to be reviewed by the Football Association.

And: Manchester United still want to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The prospect of a deal, which seems to be becoming an obsession at Old Trafford, goes back nearly a year and goes some way to explaining what is now perceived as United’s ‘bungled’ activity during the transfer window.

Sunday Express: England boss Roy Hodgson has called for "half a dozen Steven Gerrards" to help ensure the Three Lions are Brazil-bound for next summer's World Cup finals.

Metro: Arsene Wenger is preparing to add to his German contingent at Arsenal, as he sets his sights on Bundesliga midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Lars Bender.

Also: Fresh from a £100m-plus spending spree over the summer, Tottenham scouts seemingly aren’t being given any time off after being asked to cast their eyes over PSG sensation Adrien Rabiot.

And: West Ham failed in late transfer deadline day bids to sign Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Nicklas Bendtner, as boss Sam Allardyce desperately tried to bolster his attacking options.

Sunday Telegraph: Roy Hodgson will not "panic" and call up any replacements despite the striker crisis facing England ahead of Tuesday's crunch World Cup qualifier away to Ukraine. Hodgson will instead keep faith with Rickie Lambert.

Also: Manchester United want Wayne Rooney to sign a new contract keeping him at the club “well into his thirties”.

Sunday Times: Roy Hodgson will put his faith in Rickie Lambert and decline to call up another striker, despite Daniel Sturridge being ruled out of England's crunch World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on Tuesday.

The Observer: England will travel to the Ukraine on Sunday without the injured Daniel Sturridge after the Liverpool striker was forced out of Tuesday's critical World Cup qualifier having failed to recover sufficiently from a thigh strain.

The Independent on Sunday: Pep Guardiola sought an interview for the England manager's job last year but the Football Association did not take up the opportunity. Instead they gave the job to Roy Hodgson because they were determined to appoint an Englishman.

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