Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening
LONDON EVENING STANDARD Arsene Wenger says the retiring Per Mertesacker will ‘very quickly’ want to play again once he finally hangs up his boots. Spurs’ Heung-Min Son could miss the start of next season to play in the Asian Games with South Korea. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he joined Arsenal to play under Arsene Wenger, amid rumours the manager could be in his final season at the Emirates.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Jose Mourinho has admitted Manchester United must sign new players in the wake of their 2-1 home defeat to Sevilla on Tuesday night, which sealed their Champions League exit.
Romelu Lukaku posted an Instagram post insisting he did not criticise his United team-mates when he said they “hid” following the loss.
Everton are bracing to lose their chief executive, Robert Elstone, who has been with the club for 13 years and is being lined up for a new role in rugby’s Super League.
The Toffees should give winger Nikola Vlasic more playing time – says the player’s father, who has said the club should be prioritising young players.
Boss Sam Allardyce has called Wayne Rooney’s display against Brighton as “masterful”, in spite of missing a penalty in the 2-0 win last weekend.
Manchester United are said to be lining up a £35.5m move for Talisca, who is on loan from Benfica at Besiktas and has also been linked with Wolves. The 24-year-old is a client of Jorge Mendes, who has a number of players on Wolves’ books.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce said he blames himself for the Villains’ shock 3-1 defeat to QPR on Tuesday night. Bruce said he should have made more changes to freshen up his line-up.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves’ Diego Jota’s knock is not as bad as first feared, having limped off during their win over Reading last night. He posted on Instagram saying ‘no words and no card’, may just be swollen.
West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins has begun an in-depth review into the clubs’ failings this season, which see them rock bottom of the Premier League table.
Stoke’s Giannelli Imbula has received a surprise international call-up – with the Democratic Republic of Congo naming him in their squad to face Tanzania.
Claude Puel will be handed a bumper transfer kitty by Leicester City chiefs, on the back of pre-tax profits of more than £90m at the club last year.
Derby County captain Richard Keogh has accused Nottingham Forest’s players of going down too easily during the goalless draw between the sides at the City Ground.
Bournemouth defender Steve Cook says Premier League referees need VAR to help make decisions, following the late controversy in their 4-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.