Thursday Paper Talk: Suarez makes an apparent U-Turn while Spurs line up Bale replacement

Martinez expects no further offer from United for Baines. Anzhi winger could be on his way to Anfield, while the Luis Suarez saga continues with the Liverpool striker indicating he could stay at Anfield, according to reports from Uruguay.

Chelsea show interest in Samuel Eto’o

The Daily StarThe former Barcelona striker is set to leave Russian side Anzhi and with interest from Roma and Napoli, Chelsea are also interested in bringing the Cameroon international to Stamford Bridge

Liverpool open talks for Brazilian winger

The Daily Mirror

As Anzhi look to slash their outgoings, Liverpool are front runners to sign the player who only moved to the Russian side from Shakhtar 8 months ago in a £32million move.

2018 World Cup hosts asked to clarify controversial Law

The New York Times

Russia have been asked by football’s governing body FIFA, for “clarification and more details” about a new legislation prohibiting “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors”

Suarez suggests he will now stay at Anfield

The Irish Independent

Despite the recent upheaval, Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker has made an apparent u-turn, claiming he now wants to stay with the club and end the high-profile dispute.

Tottenham begin talks over Roma winger

The London Evening Standard

Spurs have initiated talks with Serie A outfit Roma over the possible signature of £30million rated Argentinian winger Erik Lamella. The player could be a possible replacement for Gareth Bale.

Hull set to sign Spurs midfielder

The Independent

Despite interest from Sunderland, Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone appears to be close to signing for Steve Bruce’s Hull City. Bruce is also looking to bring in Jake Livermore on loan from White Hart Lane.

Sell first, Ba later

The Times

If Sam Allardyce wants to bring Chelsea and former Newcastle striker Demba Ba to Upton Park he’s been told he will need to sell first to fund the move.

Everton to hold firm on England Full Back

The Telegraph

Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not expect Manchester United to make a second bid for Leighton Baines. The initial rejected offer was made by United in June.

Petrov asks fans to end tribute

The Guardian

Retired Aston Villa player Stilian Petrov has thanked fans for their show of support with their 19th minute tribute but said the club has to move on.


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