Football: Sunday Paper Talk

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Stories making the news in Sunday’s papers:
Paul Scholes claims Steven Gerrard’s England career has been a failure because the side has flopped on the international stage.
John Terry has been warned by Jose Mourinho he needs to carry on performing at his best if he hopes to extend his current one-year deal at Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino is lining up a surprise swoop for Samuel Eto’o according to the Cameroon striker’s agent.
Manchester United and Tottenham target PSV’s Holland star Memphis Depay says he will consider a move to big clubs in big leagues.
Jose Mourinho tells Paris St Germain to keep their hands off Chelsea’s Brazil star Oscar.
The Chelsea boss also urges the Premier League and FA to help English clubs do better in European competitions by better scheduling of league matches.
Sunderland defender Wes Brown brushes off talk of retirement and vows to play on as long as he can.
Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is expecting to face more rough treatment from defenders as he bids to prove he can switch from winger to central forward.
Hull have joined Sunderland in the battle to sign Austria left back and captain Christian Fuchs from Schalke.
Manchester United are willing to offload Shinji Kagawa back to Borussia Dortmund for £4million less than they bought him.
Watford’s 16-year-old striker Ogo Obi could be on his way to Manchester United after impressing in trials.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy wants to get rid of highest paid player Paul Taylor to fund Premier League loan signings.
Robin Van Persie will be left out of Manchester United’s Premier League opener against Swansea on August 16 by new boss Louis Van Gaal, because he is not fully fit.
Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Manchester United transfer target Germany’s World Cup winner Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpoool boss Brendan Rodgers claims England players are “stricken with fear” when it comes to playing in big tournaments.
Rodgers is edging closer to capturing Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno hot on the heels of a two-year deal for Atletico Madrid’s Javier Manquillo.
Tottenham plan to go back to Southampton with an increased bid for Morgan Schneiderlin and step up their pursuit of Swansea’s Wilfried Bony.
Everton signing Romelu Lukaku fires a parting shot at Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho accusing him of not giving young players a chance.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said he would be happy to one day return to Manchester United.
Barcelona are battling with Manchester United to land the signings of both Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. 
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is to take on Napoli’s Rafa Benitez as both bid to sign Manchester City outcast Jack Rodwell.
Koeman has also done a swap deal bringing in Algeria midfielder Saphit Taider from Inter Milan in exchange for Dani Osvaldo.
Fulham’s Iran winger Ashkan Dejagah looks set to join Qatar team Al-Arabi this week.
Aston Villa outcast Bulgaria winger Aleksandar Tonev is being looked at by Wigan as well as Montpellier and clubs in Germany.
Relegated Cardiff look set to sell record £11million signing Chile midfielder Gary Medel to Inter Milan for £10million.

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