Friday Paper Talk: Confusion over Anelka’s future and Ozil still a prospect for United

Liverpool legend thinks Coutinho could be akin to Kenny Dalglish

Everton duo remain focused despite interest from Old Trafford


Moyes has German international in his sights
The Star

Manchester United could yet pull off a surprise and sign Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil.  It appears the club could still have a chance of bringing the creative midfielder to Old Trafford.
Fellaini and Baines remain focused despite Utd interest
The Times

Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines have remained focused on the job in hand says Roberto Martinez, despite the £28million offer from Manchester United.

Benzema could be the world class striker Arsenal need
The Telegraph

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema could be the proven forward Arsene Wenger requires.  A £40million offer could see Madrid offload the French international to balance out the huge outlay on Gareth Bale.

Countinho could be as good as Dalglish
Liverpool Echo

Liverpool legend Peter Beardsley believes Philippe Coutinho is “miles” better then he was as a player and also believes he could be as good as club legend Kenny Dalglish

Leeds deny alcohol ban at stadium
The Independent

Leeds Utd have denied that there are plans to bring in a ban on alcohol for fans at Elland Road, insisting that supporters will still be able to enjoy a pint at the ground.

Blackmail case stalled career says Crystal Palace striker
The Guardian

Marouane Chamakh has said a blackmail case which involved a police investigation in 2011, put him off course just as his career in the Premier League was taking shape.

Confusion over the future of West Brom striker
Daily Mail

The Mail reports that French striker Nicolas Anelka has cleared out his locker and walked out with confusion surrounding the players future.  The club have excused him from this weekend’s game against Everton on compassionate grounds.

Hibernian chairman backs under fire manager
The Irish Times

Rod Petrie has given Pat Fenlon his backing despite describing the clubs early exit from European competition as a “disaster”.

Brian S

Brian is a sports journalist with over 5 years experience of writing on all things soccer. Resides in Dublin, Ireland.

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