talkSPORT transfer rumours and paper review Sunday, 30 November Here’s what the Sunday newspapers are reporting in the world of transfer rumours…Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s future looks increasingly uncertain as discussions over a new contract drag on. The 34-year-old former England captain’s deal expires in the summer and he could leave for free. (Mail on Sunday)Arsenal have targeted Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 25, as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger aims to add some strength to his side and bring in cover for 22-year-old Jack Wilshere, who could be out until March. (Sunday Times)The Gunners will switch their attentions to £8m-rated Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings in January if Man United beat them to the signing of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels. (Mail on Sunday)Man City will hold talks about extending midfielder Frank Lampard’s loan at the club beyond January with the club’s manager, Manuel Pellegrini, keen to keep the 36-year-old. (Observer)City are also planning to bring in a left-back in January and are lining up a £17m move for Monaco left-back 22-year-old Layvin Kurzawa. (Daily Star on Sunday)Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 28, has until April to convince Man United to pay £44m for him and turn his loan move from Monaco into a permanent switch. (Sunday Mirror)Man United face a difficult decision on whether to offer striker Javier Hernandez, 26, a new contract after learning Real Madrid will decline a permanent transfer. Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are among those believed to be interested in the Mexican. (Sunday Express)Arsenal are willing to put in a £16m offer for Everton’s Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy. The 24-year-old pinpointed by Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff as a player who is ready-made for their team. (Mail on Sunday)West Brom boss Alan Irvine will join Everton counterpart Roberto Martinez in the race to sign 22-year-old Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell from Arsenal. (Sun on Sunday)Leicester City will compete with QPR as both clubs want to buy 32-year-old Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe, who is apparently keen on a return to the Premier League. (Sun on Sunday)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Arsenal manager snaps at journalist after being quizzed about ‘Wenger out’ bannerReplacements for Man United flop FalcaoLiverpool and Tottenham joined by Serie A teams in battle for Ukraine star 1
De Bruyne suffered a knee injury in training on Wednesday that is expected to keep him sidelined for at least two months.Foden starred as City comfortably beat Chelsea 2-0 to win the Community Shield earlier this month and is believed to be on the brink of a call-up to the England squad after leading his country to win the Under-17 World Cup last year.“Phil’s got a great attitude, a great player, and more importantly, he’s a great lad,” said Walker.“He wants to learn, he’s keen to listen. I’ve met a lot of young players throughout my career now who’ve kind of got a chip on their shoulder but he’s definitely not one of them.“He’s one of those who wants to learn and I think he shows that in his performances — he’s keen, he’s energetic, he’s keeping people on their toes really.”– ‘Hungry for more’ –Kyle Walker was part of the England squad that reached the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / FRANCK FIFEWalker was part of the England squad who reached the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years in Russia this summer.Foden also made the trip as a fan to support his team-mates, and Walker hailed his hunger to one day star himself on the international stage.“Obviously Phil has been very fortunate in his first season around the squad to pick up a Premier League medal. Not many kids can say that they’ve done that. But he’s not rested on that,” added Walker.“He could have come back from the summer, not really trained hard, gone and partied or whatever — which young kids do nowadays — but he’s not done that.“You can see he’s been working hard, he was even out in Russia so that’s how much he loves the game of football.”Despite the blow of losing De Bruyne, City remain heavy favourites to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.Guardiola has promised he will be far tougher on his players this season and there was no sense of complacency in an impressive 2-0 win at Arsenal to open their title defence last weekend.“There’s been a big change,” said Walker on Guardiola’s demands. “Obviously he’s not settling for one title and we’re not as well – we want more.”Guardiola won three successive titles in Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.And Walker is targeting a similar period of domination by the Catalan coach in England.“I don’t want to sound big headed but we want to dominate English football. I think we’ve got the players here, and we’ve definitely got the manager, to do that,” he added.“We’re definitely not satisfied with one title. I’ve not just signed here to pick up my first Premier League title and then say, okay, I’ll rest on that. I’m hungry for a lot more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Phil Foden has been backed by team-mate Kyle Walker to shine in Kevin de Bruyne’s absence © AFP / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 16 – Manchester City defender Kyle Walker believes 18-year-old Phil Foden has the talent and attitude to step up in the absence of injured Kevin de Bruyne.Belgian midfielder De Bruyne was widely hailed as City’s player of the year as Pep Guardiola’s men racked up a record 100 Premier League points and also lifted the League Cup last season.