Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 23

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester City are ready to launch a fresh bid for Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, next summer after the Toffees’ £50m valuation drove them away during the last transfer window. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 22, after Real boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the club will not sell him in January. (Metro) Roma have joined Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign 15-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset. (Daily Express) Manchester United are ready to reject a move for one of their former heroes, 29-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo – now of Real Madrid – to avoid upsetting their current crop of stars. (Metro) Meanwhile, United also want to patch up their defence with Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar, 29, who is out of contract at Aston Villa at the end of the season. Arsenal are also interested. (Daily Express) Cardiff are keen on signing West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison on loan – but will send the 21-year-old back to the Hammers in January when he starts his court case. (Daily Mail) Former Watford and West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola, 48, is on Fulham’s five-man managerial shortlist along with Chris Hughton, Tim Sherwood, Steve Clarke and caretaker boss Kit Symons. (Daily Mirror) And here are the latest transfer rumours…Exclusive – Man United boss Van Gaal does NOT rate Shaw, claims MeulensteenEx-Red defends Liverpool’s poor start to the season: ‘New players need time to settle’Exclusive – Van Gaal’s ‘strange’ decision to sub Di Maria gave Leicester a lift, admits Phillips Exclusive – Warnock: Captial One Cup not on Crystal Palace’s radarRoma join Man United in race for Norway starletFiorentina weigh up move for Liverpool and Tottenham targetNothing in Liverpool and Newcastle transfer talk, insists Lyon starRoma issue transfer warning over Man United target Strootmanlast_img read more