Tuesday Paper Talk: Bale, Cabaye latest and Martinez happy with start at Everton

Platt reveals that Hart’s days as Man City’s first choice ‘keeper were numbered
Joe Kinnear denies any tensions between himself and Alan Pardew
Bale move to Madrid confirmed
The TelegraphWhile hyperactivity abounds over a second club coming in for the Welshman, the Telegraph keep their feet on the ground and confirm that the deal will go through on Tuesday.

Cabaye wants to sit out transfer window
The Star

His head turned to the point that French midfielder Yohan Cabaye told Alan Pardew he was not in the right frame of mind to play against West Ham at the weekend.  He is not expected to feature again on Wednesday, in the Capital One Cup against Morecambe.

Spurs prepare £30million deal for Hulk
The Mirror

Tottenham Hotspur look set to replace Madrid bound Gareth Bale with the Brazilian frontman.  The north London club are also set to move for Roma’s Argentinian striker Erik Lamela.

Begovic was to replace Hart at Man City
Daily Mail

David Platt has revealed that Asmir Begovic was to replace Joe Hart as Manchester City’s first choice goalkeeper, this was before Roberto Mancini was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini.

Martinez remaining positive about his start at Everton
Liverpool Echo

Roberto Martinez says that he is positive about the performances of his new side in their first two matches of the Premier League season, seeing them as “two positive draws” rather than points dropped.

De Gea backed to continue progress at Old Trafford
The Independent

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Dave Beasant expects Manchester United’s Spanish shot stopper to continue on in his progress from his second season despite previous criticism.

Kinnear and Pardew not “plotting against each other”
The Guardian

Newcastle United director of Football Joe Kinnear has played down any talk of unrest at the club, saying he and manager Alan Pardew are “working together – not plotting against each other.”  The one time Wimbledon boss says he doesn’t know where the negativity is coming from.

Aguero says he was never interested in leaving City
The Irish Examiner

Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Augero has said he never intended leaving the club, despite being linked with Real Madrid.

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