Wednesday Paper Talk: Rooney staying put, Bale a no show and City eye up Rami

Hodgson calls up promising young duo

Ben Foster ruled out of action for thee months

Spurs set to enter race for Arsenal and Liverpool target Arda Turan

Daily Star


Tottenham Hotspur are the latest Premier League side to be linked with Atletico Madrid’s Turkish winger.  The players agent has said the player would consider  move to England if a top team matched Madrid’s release clause.

Townsend and Barkley called up by Hodgson

The Irish Times


Uncapped duo Ross Barkley of Everton and Andros Townsend of Tottenham Hotspur have been called up the English senior side by manager Roy Hodgson.  Both players have been rewarded for their impressive starts to the new season at their respective clubs.


Rooney won’t submit transfer request

Daily Mirror


Chelsea could be forced to finally accept they need to look elsewhere as David Moyes stands firm over his position on Wayne Rooney.  And it’s reported that out of respect to the club, Moyes and the fans, the England striker won’t hand in a transfer request to try and force the issue.


Bale misses Tottenham training

The Guardian


Despite his attendance at training being expected on Tuesday, Gareth Bale failed to report for training with his current teammates.  The Welshman is believed to be frustrated over the delays in his transfer to Real Madrid going through.

Injury rules out Foster for club and country

The Telegraph


West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has lost out on the possibility of replacing Joe Hart as England’s number one after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot and is not expected to return until the end of the year.


Martinez won’t rush Deulofeu into action

The Times


Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that patience will be required as Gerard Deulofeu settles into English football and the Spaniard has attempted to dampen the expectation surrounding the youngster.

Rami a possible defensive recruit for Manchester City

The Daily Mail


Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up Valencia defender Adil Rami as a possible defensive acquisition if the club are not successful in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis.

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