Friday Paper Talk: Rooney, Suárez latest, Fabregas staying at Barcelona

Wayne Rooney trains with the reserves, while a former Chelsea striker looks to break into management.

Spurs make progress in pursuit of French midfielder while Rickie Lambert has a day to remember.

pants-chelseaRooney trains with United reserves

Daily Star

The Star report that Wayne Rooney, at his own request, is training with the Manchester United reserves. This does though seem to be more to do with the type of training required, all though speculation inevitably links it to a rift.

pants_tnBrendan Rodgers holds firm despite Suárez plea

The Irish Times

Despite the furor surrounding this weeks interview as Luis Suarez tries to force an exit from Anfield, Liverpool’s manager is insistent that the Uruguayan striker is not for sale.

pants-chelseaRickie Lambert has two reasons to celebrate an indelible day

Daily Mirror

Southampton’s striker has been called up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad on the same day his daughter was born. Understandably, he says the day has been a blur.

pants_tnFabregas rules out leaving Barcelona

The Guardian

Cesc Fabregas has ruled out leaving the Spanish Champions for a switch to the Premier League. The Spanish midfielder has spoken of being “very, very happy” at Camp Nou.

pants-chelseaSpurs make progress in pursuit of French International

The Telegraph

Tottenham have agreed an £8.6million fee with Toulouse to sign French midfielder Étienne Capoue. Spurs are also in talks to sign Fabio Coentrao for £14million. A deal unrelated to Gareth Bale.

pants_tnMoyes set to swoop for Everton Duo

The Times

Manchester United boss David Moyes is set to make a £35million bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. Despite expecting formidable opposition from Goodison Park, Moyes is hopeful of securing the deal.

pants-chelseaFormer Chelsea striker targeting future in football management

London Evening Standard

Andriy Shevchenko has revealed he is studying for his coaching badges. Despite initially showing an interest in entering politics, he is now considering making the move into football management.

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