Global Sports : Morning Paper Talk

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All the news, views and transfer talk from today’s morning newspapers.
Dick Advocaat is on the verge of being appointed the manager of Sunderland on a short-term basis with Steve McClaren the long-term target.
Salomon Kalou could be fined around £7,000 for using a hammer and chisel on the Berlin Wall. The ex-Chelsea star, who now plays for Hertha Berlin, was being filmed for a TV show.
Reading’s Gareth McCleary was caught up in a race row last night. The midfielder claimed he was abused by a fan in the Bradford end just before half-time in their FA Cup tie.
Manuel Pellegrini has told Manchester City’s billionaire owners: Our next signing has to be a Lionel Messi or a Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their chase for Paul Pogba after Juventus said there was no chance they would sell him. United lost the France midfielder on a free to Serie A in 2012 — but are keen to tempt him back to Old Trafford with interest also coming from Stamford Bridge.
West Ham are ready to step up their pursuit of David Moyes after putting his old Everton scout Tony Henry in charge of their summer recruitment policy.
Filipe Luis could be offered a quick return to Atlético Madrid with the Spanish club monitoring his situation at Chelsea. Left-back Luis joined Chelsea for £16 million from Atlético last summer, but has struggled to displace Cesar Azpilicueta in manager Jose Mourinho’s first-choice team.
Joe Mourinho’s 15-year-old son Jose Mario Mourinho has criticised Chelsea fans who booed Cesc Fabregas during the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday.
Tottenham midfielder Grant Ward has joined League One strugglers Coventry on loan for the rest of the season.
England hopeful Saido Berahino has been invited to play for his native Burundi. Roy Hodgson names his latest England squad on Thursday.
Newcastle defender Davide Santon has made his move form Tyneside to Inter Milan a permanent one.
Wigan have taken Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair, 18, on loan until the end of the season.
Scotland new boy Matt Ritchie last night credited former Celtic icon Paolo di Canio for hurtling him from obscurity on to the international stage.

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