Saturday’s Paper Talk

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The top stories and transfer rumours making the back pages of the national newspapers on Saturday morning.
THE SUN
Louis van Gaal wants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United.
Alan Pardew today steps into a cauldron of hate at St James’ Park, declaring: “I’m not scared”.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City should have been stripped of the Premier League title or banned from the Champions League for breaching Financial Fair-Play rules last season.
Steve Bruce has revealed he is ready to give an “aye” to the Tigers even if Alan Pardew gets the bullet at Newcastle.
Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed just how desperate he was to get away from Alan Pardew.
Fulham are picking up the pieces in the wake of Felix Magath’s ‘blinking mad’ regime.
Manuel Pellegrini has urged Manchester City supporters to lay off Yaya Toure – as he is still getting over the death of his brother Ibrahim this summer.
Harry Redknapp has blamed Mark Hughes for the broken squad he inherited at QPR.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to gamble on Diego Costa’s fitness against Manchester City tomorrow.
Dutch hitman Robin van Persie could be dropped for Manchester United’s trip to Leicester tomorrow.
James McCarthy is set for a whopping 50 per cent pay hike after Roberto Martinez declared him off-limits to Manchester United.
DAILY MAIL
Alan Pardew warned his Newcastle players they could be substituted early if they fail to handle what promises to be a poisonous atmosphere at St James’ Park.
Phil Jagielka will not turn his back on England and insists he is ready to battle to reclaim his place in Roy Hodgson’s line-up.
Louis van Gaal has indicated that captain Wayne Rooney is the only untouchable player in his star-studded squad.
Garry Monk claims Southampton are better off without their England stars.
Yaya Sanogo is not worried about increased competition for places at Arsenal following the arrival of Danny Welbeck.
DAILY MIRROR
Arsene Wenger insists he would pay £42million for Mesut Ozil all over again.
Manchester United are ready to open the chequebook again in January with Roma’s Kevin Strootman a top target.
Roy Hodgson thinks Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling can start to dream of winning a trophy on home soil after Wembley was awarded the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020.
Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Basel midfielder and Arsenal target Fabian Schar.
Arsene Wenger is making a fresh attempt to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfield whizzkid Adrien Rabiot.
Inter Milan want to sign Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka in January – and stop Liverpool coming back for him.
DAILY EXPRESS
Partizan Belgrade could be forced to play their next home match behind closed doors despite a grovelling apology for the anti-Semitic banner that was displayed throughout their 0-0 draw with Tottenham on Thursday.
Stand-in Cardiff coaches Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young would be keen to take full-time charge of the club.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Arsenal’s wage bill is higher than Chelsea’s for the first time in a decade.

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