Morning paper talk

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A round-up of the main football stories in Monday morning’s national newspapers.
French champions PSG have edged ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Dutch international Kevin Strootman.
United were denied their sixth summer signing after Valencia owner Peter Lim refused to sell Benfica star Andre Gomes.
Neil Warnock will send his Crystal Palace outcasts out on loan to balance the books. The new Eagles boss will look to cut his bumper squad to ease the wage bill. Paddy McCarthy, Peter Ramage, Jimmy Kebe and Owen Garvan will all to be offered to Championship clubs while Wales winger Jonny Williams is also free to leave.
Sunderland are weighing up a move for Brazil international striker Jonas after the 30-year-old’s release from Valencia.
Owen Coyle is set for a management comeback with Championship crisis club Blackpool.
Seasiders striker Steve Davies is wanted on loan by Sheffield United, who had a £200,000 transfer bid rejected during the window.
Wolves are to rekindle interest in Leicester City striker Chris Wood next week when the loan window opens.
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has heaped praise on Wayne Rooney. Moyes believes Rooney is far from finished, claiming captaincy for club and country will take his game to another level.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson missed out on a deadline day coup for two unnamed young Premier League players after his chairman’s hearing aid broke on holiday and his wife barred him from reading his phone texts.
Sam Allardyce’s assistant Neil McDonald is the odds-on favourite to take the vacant hotseat at struggling League Two club Carlisle United.
UEFA President Michel Platini has threatened France winger Franck Ribery with a three-game ban for Bayern Munich if he doesn’t come out of international retirement. Ribery announced he was stepping down from France duty following this summer’s World Cup.

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