Monday Paper Talk: Rooney, Bale latest and Wenger says Arsenal won’t panic buy

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t rule out a return to Manchester United, all though it won’t be happening this season.

Kolo Toure blown away by reception from Liverpool fans.

Chelsea reach agreement to sign Willian
The Telegraph

Anzhi Makhachkala and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the Brazilian to make the switch to Stamford Bridge, subject to the winger passing a medical.

Mourinho urges Utd to let Rooney leave
The Star

Jose Mourinho has urged Manchester United to allow Wayne Rooney leave Old Trafford, asking, “why keep an unhappy player?”

Ronaldo open to Old Trafford return
Daily Mail

Cristiano Ronaldo would like to return to former club Manchester United but at the earliest it won’t be until the 2014-15 season.

Madrid prepare to announce  Bale transfer
The Mirror

Real Madrid are preparing to announce the finalization of Gareth Bale’s protracted move from Tottenham Hotspur in a £97million move that would see the Welshmen earn £310,000 a week.

Fulham fans anger over camera
The Guardian

A new television camera position that blocks the pitch view for some Fulham season ticket holders has angered some of the Craven Cottage faithful.

Arsenal won’t panic buy
The Independent

Arsene Wenger admits the club need to strengthen before the transfer window closes but the Frenchman said that Arsenal won’t buy just for the sake of it.

Dortmund make £46million profit
London Evening Standard

Despite not winning any silverware last season Borussia Dortmund have announced a £46million profit.  Only eight years ago the German club were on the brink of financial collapse.

Arsenal to make new Cabaye bid

The Newcastle Chronicle

Arsenal are expected to make another offer for Newcastle’s French midfielder Yohan Cabaye.  The 27-year-old former Lille player opted out of the weekend clash with West Ham.

Toure will repay fans faith

The Liverpool Echo

Kolo Toure has said he has been blown away by the support shown by Liverpool fans.  The former Manchester City centre back had his name chanted by the Kop during his impressive home debut last weekend against Stoke City.



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