Wednesday Paper Talk: Spurs swoop for winger ahead of Liverpool

Phil Bardsley’s future at Sunderland looks grim as the club suspend him for an apparent mocking of their opening day defeat 

Alan Pardew believes his side need more firepower and that the club still miss Demba Ba

Willian set to move to Spurs in £30million deal 
The Guardian

Tottenham Hotspur and Anzhi Makhachkala have agreed a £30million deal as the Brazilian undertakes a medical at the North London club.

Phil Bardsley suspended over apparent mockery of Sunderland
The Irish Times

The Sunderland defender has been suspended over apparently mocking his side on social media site Instagram. In response to a picture posted of the tunnel area at the Stadium of Light he replied “Great opening day. Hahahhahahahahahhaha”.

Arsenal striker believes club need more fire power
London Evening Standard

Olivier Giroud has said that the club need to bring in more fire power, regardless as to whether it costs the Frenchman his starting place.

City defender expects tight title race
Manchester Evening News

Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City’s Argentinian full back, believes that this seasons title race will be wide open, disagreeing with the assumption it will be a three horse race.

Newcastle still miss Ba
Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says that the club still need more competition for places up front and says the club still have yet to replace Demba Ba who moved to Chelsea at the beginning of the year.

United bids are a waste of time
The Times

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has spoken of Manchester United’s bids for duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini being “a waste of time”. Despite this, United are expected to return with an increased bid in the coming days.

FA set about seeking replacement for Hope Powell
The Independent

The FA are to begin their search for a new manager of the Women’s England football team after Powell’s sacking and they will begin by first looking for an Englishwoman to replace her.

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