Football: Morning paper talk

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The football stories making the back pages of Monday’s national newspapers…
DAILY MIRRORWest Ham are among a string of clubs watching Manchester City Albert Rusnak.Southampton are lining up a move for Steaua Bucharest defender Florin Gardos.Charlton are in talks with Costa Rica World Cup midfielder Celso Borges. Manchester City striker Devante Cole – son of Andy – is wanted by Motherwell.
DAILY STARAston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists he has not signed a dud in Joe Cole, who has not played since injuring his thigh in a friendly against Mansfield.Kyle Walker is in danger of missing the start of the new season because of a pelvic injury.
THE TIMESCardiff have offered £3m for West Ham’s Ravel Morrison.Aston Villa are in talks to sign Elche defender Carlos Sanchez, who has also interested QPR.Fiorentina are close to signing Chelsea winger Marko Marin on loan.Paris St Germain are interested in Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle, but a deal appears unlikely.QPR are in talks to sign Jonathan de Guzman – who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Swansea – from Villarreal.Esteban Cabiasso, who has left Inter Milan, has been offered a one-year deal by Leicester.Spurs are willing to sign Roberto Soldado, with Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid interested.
DAILY TELEGRAPHAjax are hoping to sign former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o.
THE SUN
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was left to lament the number of World Cup players he’s not been able to call on and wonders how he’ll get them all fit for next weekend’s season opener.
Mauricio Pochettino has warned he is ready to axe up to seven of his Spurs stars ahead of the season opener against West Ham.
DAILY MAIL
Louis van Gaal has taken the first steps to streamline his Manchester United squad after holding talks with six players, including right back Rafael. Marouane Fellaini, Wilfried Zaha, Nani, Shinji Kagawa and young striker Will Keane also had time alone with Van Gaal at United’s Carrington training complex.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hopeful recent signing Lazar Markovic will be available for their first Premier League match of the season against Southampton next week.
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker looks likely to miss the start of the season as well as England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland next month with a pelvic injury.
DAILY EXPRESS
Louis van Gaal will turn to Dutch international Daley Blind after effectively being blocked by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in an attempt to land Barcelona-bound Thomas Vermaelen.
Everton’s flight home following another pre-season defeat had to be aborted seconds before take-off leaving them grounded in Germany for almost 24-hours.

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