Man United plot HUGE Ronaldo, Bale, Neymar and Stones swoop, Giggs in running for Swansea job, Ashley Cole set for Premier League return – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top football headlines in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United are plotting a HUGE triple swoop for Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Neymar. (The Times) The Red Devils are also willing to spend £50million to land in-demand Everton defender John Stones. It would make the 21-year-old England international the most expensive defender in the world. (Daily Star)United captain Wayne Rooney is being offered an eye-watering £75m deal to be reunited with Sven Goran Eriksson at Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG. The league are reportedly ready to give the 30-year-old a three-year contract worth up to £25m per season. (Daily Mail)Swansea have put Man United legend and assistant coach Ryan Giggs on their shortlist to replace Garry Monk as manager. (The Independent) Another Premier League legend – former Arsenal forward Dennis Bergkamp – is also among the favourites at the Liberty Stadium. (Evening Standard) Former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and ex-Chelsea coach Roberto di Matteo, 45, are both in the running at Swansea. (Guardian) Real Madrid want to take Jose Mourinho back to the Bernabeu next summer. Club president Florentino Perez still rates the under-fire Chelsea boss the best coach in the world and wants him to succeed the doomed Rafa Benitez. (The Sun)Diego Costa has dropped a big hint that he could be ready to quit Chelsea at the end of this season and return to Atletico Madrid. (Daily Express)Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama his No1 target in January. (Daily Mirror)The Gunners could also sign Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin, 24, for £4.3m in January. (Izvestia)Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has confirmed an interest in signing Ashley Cole as the Villans prepare to enter the January market in a bid to ‘improve the chances’ of the club staying up. (Daily Mail)And here are the top talkSPORT.com headlines…??‘DON’T sell Daniel Sturridge!’ Liverpool legend John Barnes calls for patience with injury-plagued strikerSwansea ‘should have given Garry Monk more time’, says former captain Alan TateLiverpool ‘make contact’ with Paris Saint-Germain over potential deal for Brazil star Lucas MouraMan City ready £30m bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro IcardiArsenal tracking in-form Deportivo La Coruna winger Lucas Perez as stand-in for injured starsLeicester City pursuing deal for former Man City midfielder Nigel De Jonglast_img

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