Minggu, 29 Januari 2012

The top stories from papers and websites - 29 January 2012

Sunday Mirror

  • Manchester City have rejected an offer from Liverpool to swap Carlos Tevez for £35million misfit Andy Carroll.

  • Kenny Dalglish demanded a dramatic response from his Liverpool players seven days ago after a defeat at Bolton.

  • QPR manager Mark Hughes has called for the football authorities to ditch the pre-match handshake ritual.


  • Chelsea's John Terry was snubbed by QPR players on Saturday - forcing the FA to take the unprecedented step of cancelling the pre-match handshakes.

  • Patrice Evra was subjected to sustained barrages of booing as he returned to Anfield - and ended up as Manchester United's fall guy.

  • Carlos Tevez has vowed not to quit football and will tough out his enforced return to Manchester City.

Daily Star Sunday

  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp aims to turn White Hart Lane into Depart Lane this week with the sales of Spurs stars Steven Pienaar, Sebastien Bassong, Giovani dos Santos, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Vedran Corluka. Pienaar and Bassong could join QPR for a combined fee of £6million, Giovani is set to join Villarreal for £6.5million, while £9.5million-rated Pavlyuchenko is wanted by Sunderland and Russian clubs Anzhi Makhachkala and Spartak Moscow.

  • Liverpool are chasing Germany's exciting winger Marko Marin. The Werder Bremen star would cost around £18million. Tottenham and Inter Milan have also been linked.

  • Arsenal could follow Aston Villa's plan to introduce a safe seating area at Villa Park by copying the scheme at the Emirates.

  • Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz is angling for a transfer to Arsenal, although Ajax, CSKA Moscow and Rubin Kazan have already lodged £12million bids for the Turkey international.

  • Sunderland are eyeing Burnley's England Under-21 striker Jay Rodriguez. The Clarets have valued him at £5million; Bolton and Everton are also interested.

  • Martin O'Neill is lining up a raid on Besiktas for striker Hugo Almeida as he looks to add more firepower to his Sunderland side. The 27-year-old Portugal international could arrive on loan for the rest of the season.

  • Wigan are set to accept a £4million bid for striker Hugo Rodallega in January rather than risk losing him for nothing in the summer. Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Stoke, Sunderland and QPR have all been linked.

  • West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has played down reports he will try to sign Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak before the transfer window closes.

  • Fulham are checking out FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong.

  • Wolves defender Jamie Reckord, 18, is joining Scunthorpe on loan for the rest of the season.

  • West Ham are considering dumping plans to move to the Olympic Stadium by staying at Upton Park.

  • Sam Allardyce has made a third bid of £5million for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes, after West Ham's £6million bid for Rangers ace Nikica Jelavic was rejected.

  • Doncaster want to sign Peru left-back Jesus Rabanal, 27, from Universitario de Deportes.

  • Houston Dynamo are chasing West Ham winger Pablo Barrera, currently out on loan at Real Zaragoza.

  • Leicester have made a second bid for Stoke winger Ben Marshall.

  • Leeds are trying to beat Rangers in the race to sign Estonian right-back Enar Jaager.

  • Ken Bates has mocked Norwich for paying £2million for Leeds' contract rebel Jonny Howson.

  • Simon Grayson has admitted his hopes of keeping £5million-rated winger Robert Snodgrass depend on Leeds clinching a Premier League return.

  • Chris Hughton wants Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan to join his play-off mission at Birmingham.

  • Nigel Adkins is set to boost Southampton's promotion challenge with the signing of Stoke defender Danny Collins on loan for the rest of the season.

  • Burnley will sign full-back Daniel Lafferty for £150,000 from Derry City after a successful trial.

  • Steve Coppell was only 24 hours away from being named as Republic of Ireland boss in 2008 - before Giovanni Trapattoni emerged as their No. 1 choice.

Sunday Express

  • Mark Hughes has called for an end to the pre-match ritual of teams lining up to shake hands.

  • Sir Alex Ferguson confessed he was "sick" at being knocked out of the FA Cup after claiming Manchester United had been in control of their tie at Liverpool.

Mail On Sunday

  • John Terry was saved from public humiliation on Saturday when the Football Association agreed to Chelsea and QPR scrapping the mass handshake that is meant to precede every match as a gesture of mutual respect.

  • Liverpool have launched an investigation in a bid to identify a fan accused of making racist gestures during the FA Cup fourth round victory over Manchester United.

  • The toxic tie between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea was settled by a controversial second-half penalty that Daniel Sturridge won with a dramatic fall in the box.

Sunday Telegraph

  • Liverpool are "working closely" with Merseyside Police to try to identify a man who appeared to make racist gestures during their 2-1 win over Manchester United.

  • The Queens Park Rangers team decided not to shake John Terry's hand ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie with Chelsea, leading to the now traditional ritual being cancelled.

Sunday Times

  • Jose Mourinho has decided to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season to take up a job in the Premier League.

  • Andy Carroll, whose outstanding performance helped Liverpool beat Manchester United in Saturday's fractious FA Cup derby, was offered to Manchester City last week in a straight exchange for Carlos Tevez.

  • The grudge match that never was was settled by a penalty that never was.

The Observer

  • Liverpool have made a remarkable bid to swap Andy Carroll with Carlos Tevez and move on their club-record £35m signing not even a year after signing him from Newcastle.

  • Liverpool knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup but were put on the defensive when the question of racism again raised its head at Anfield.


  • The entire Queens Park Rangers team were prepared to publicly snub John Terry, had the Football Association not stepped in to prevent pre-match handshakes at Loftus Road on Saturday.

  • Newcastle's 43-year wait for a major trophy will continue for at least one more season thanks to one of their own supporters.

  • Carlos Tevez is unlikely to return to West Ham United on loan, his representative Kia Joorabchian said on Saturday. 

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