Monday Paper Talk: Downing, Suárez latest, Van Persie believes United are title favourites

Harry Redknapp looks to bring Colombian striker Duvan Zapata to Loftus Road

United and Arsenal are both interested in securing the signature of an 18-year-old Ducth starlet.

pants-chelseaWest Brom hopeful of signing Man City Winger

Daily Star

Steve Clarke believes his side can sign Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair before West Brom’s opening Premier League game this Saturday against Southampton

pants_tnVan Persie believes United are clear title favourites

The Irish Times

In the aftermath of Manchester United’s Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic, Manchester United’s Dutch striker has spoken of how he feels his side are the main contenders for this season’s league title.

pants-chelseaUnited and Arsenal to battle it out for Dutch youngster

Daily Mirror

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to fight it out in their respective pursuits of Dutch sensation Jeroen Lumu. The much sought over 18-year-old is currently plying his trade with Dutch side Willem II.

pants_tnRodgers demands apology from wantaway striker

The Guardian

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Uruguayan international Luis Suarez will need to apologise to both his team-mate’s and the club itself if he wishes to regain his place in the Liverpool side.

pants-chelseaHodgson faces the reality of his sacking if England fail to qualify

The Telegraph

If Roy Hodgson fails to get his England side to next year’s World Cup, the reality is that his tenure as his country’s manager could well come to an end.

pants_tnDowning could be on his way to West Ham

The Times

Stewart Downing’s stint at Liverpool looks set to be coming to an end as a possible move to London and West Ham looms in a deal that would cost Sam Allardyce’s side a fee in the region of £6million.

pants-chelseaQPR close to signing Colombian forward

London Evening Standard

Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, who was linked previously with West Ham, could be on his way to Harry Redknapp’s QPR side. Redknapp is eager to add another striker after Loic Remy’s switch to Newcastle on a season-long loan.

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