Global Sports : Morning Paper Talk

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The main stories, transfer rumours and gossip from Tuesday’s national newspapers.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling says he is on the verge of signing a contract extension at Anfield.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is looking to upset Chelsea and Manchester United by jumping in and signing Real Madrid midfielder Koke.
The Premier League’s match delegate Steve Greaves reported after the Chelsea and Burnley match that under-fire referee Martin Atkinson got all his decisions correct. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was left fuming after Nemanja Matic was sent off for reacting to a tackle by Ashley Barnes and the Blues had two penalty appeals turned down.
Arsenal are lining up an £80m bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, while Barcelona are targeting Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen insists Brendan Rodgers’ team have been boosted this season on the back of striker Luis Suarez moving to Barcelona.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has laid into Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal by claiming his Dutch compatriot instils fear into the United team.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has refused to defend Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique who are reported to have visited a late-night casino before their flight to Manchester in Monday.
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri says they have nothing to fear as they prepare to face Barcelona in the Champions League tonight.
FIFA’s 2022 taskforce, in charge of recommending dates for the World Cup in Qatar, is set to recommend the tournament be held in November and December.
David Beckham’s 15-year-old son Brooklyn has been left disappointed after failing to secure an Arsenal scholarship although the youth coaches still feel he can make the professional grade at another club.

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