Brendan Rodgers rejects Swansea to wait for England job, Arsenal tracking ‘next Neymar’ and Man United stars turn on Van Gaal – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top football headlines in Thursday’s newspapers…Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers does NOT want to return to Swansea following Garry Monk’s sacking, because he hopes to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager next summer. (The Times) Ex-Swansea defender Sam Ricketts believes former Liverpool boss Rodgers would be taking a ‘backwards step’ if he returned to take charge of the Welsh club. (talkSPORT)Former Chelsea star Adrian Muta has branded Jose Mourinho “a fake person”, and insists “as a coach, he is finished”. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United could sack manager Louis van Gaal if the Red Devils finish outside the Premier League’s top three this season. (Daily Express)The United players are getting increasingly frustrated with Van Gaal’s tactics and methods, and were bewildered after he took off Juan Mata for the inexperienced 21-year-old Nick Powell in their Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg. (The Times) According to reports in Turkey, Liverpool have agreed personal terms with 27-year-old Galatasaray winger Kevin Grosskreutz, who Reds boss Jurgen Klopp managed at Borussia Dortmund. (Takvim) Arsenal are among the clubs in the race to sign Brazil wonderkid Gabriel Jesus. The 18-year-old Palmeiras forward has already been touted as a better prospect than Neymar. (Daily Mail)The Gunners also want to sign Deportivo La Coruna’s Spanish winger Lucas Perez, 27. (El Ideal Gallego) West Brom striker Saido Berahino is again set to miss out on a dream move to Tottenham, because the Baggies are refusing to deal with them. (Daily Mirror)Premier League leaders Leicester City want to sign former Manchester City midfielder and Netherlands international Nigel de Jong, 31, from AC Milan. ( Manchester United have joined Tottenham in showing a strong interest in Fulham youngster Moussa Dembele. (Evening Standard)Southampton are tracking 23-year-old Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula as a possible replacement for Victor Wanyama, who is yet to commit to a new contract with the Saints. (Daily Mirror)And here are the top headlines…?Exclusive – Sicknote Daniel Sturridge is a ‘luxury Liverpool can’t afford’, claims Reds legendExclusive – Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury won’t affect Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool vision, claims Rene MeulensteenDietmar Hamann’s verdict on ‘dire’ and ‘toothless’ Man United: ‘Champions League exit isn’t a surprise’Liverpool blow as Xabi Alonso says he is staying at Bayern MunichJurgen Klopp close to Liverpool reunion with former Borussia Dortmund midfielderSteven Naismith concedes he may leave Everton for first-team footballlast_img

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