Global Sports : Morning Paper Talk

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All the news, views and transfer talk from this morning’s newspapers.
THE SUN
Brendan Rodgers maintains Raheem Sterling is not stalling over his new contract because of money. But the Kop boss admits his club can only do so much to persuade the 20-year-old to sign a new deal.
Nathaniel Clyne is set to reject a new deal at Southampton and wait for a Manchester United bid. Saints offered the England right-back fresh terms but he looks likely to move in the summer.
Gus Poyet is on the verge of the sack at Sunderland – with Dick Advocaat in the frame to replace him.
THE MIRROR
Liverpool’s on-loan Belgian striker Divock Origi finally ended his goalscoring drought with a hat-trick for Lille at home to Rennes on Sunday. The 19-year-old, who was signed for Liverpool in the summer before being sent back on loan to Lille, had failed to find the net in over six months.
Brazilian striker Hulk was the alleged victim of monkey chants from Torpedo Moscow fans as his manager Andre Villas-Boas raised concerns about Russia’s reputation ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
DAILY MAIL
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is Sunderland’s top target should Gus Poyet lose his job this week.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is closing in on a Liverpool first-team return after over a month out with a groin injury.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
A medical expert says Wayne Rooney should have been taken to hospital after appearing to be knocked out in kitchen boxing fight video.

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