Paper Talk: Arsenal’s shock proposal, Mourinho in Chelsea link, Juve want ex-Gunner and Blue, Keane return, + more

Touchline Talk looks through Saturday’s biggest newspaper gossip, transfer speculation and stories.

Arsenal are set to offer Theo Walcott plus £8 million for Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling since contract talks with Walcott have stalled once more. – The Sun

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been linked with a shock return to Stamford Bridge after falling out with many of his star players at Real Madrid this season. – Daily Star

But if Mourinho stays with the La Liga champions, he will attempt to bring in Blues left-back Ashley Cole at the end of the season. – Daily Mirror

But another former Blues boss, Carlo Ancelotti, is continuing his interest in bringing Cole to PSG, who are willing to pay the England international £250,000 a week. – Daily Star

However Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo insists that he wants both Cole and Frank Lampard to remain at the club despite both of their contracts expiring in the summer. – The Times

And Di Matteo has also expressed how impressed he is by the continuing good form of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who Chelsea are linked with making a £48m bid for in January. – Daily Express

Serie A champions Juventus are set to make bids for ex-Arsenal defender Kolo Toure and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in January, should they progress to the last 16 of the Champions League. – Daily Mirror

Newcastle United are keen to scupper Liverpool’s chances of signing Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist by making a £4.5m bid for the Sweden international. – The Sun

Robbie Keane could return to Aston Villa on for a second spell after Villa boss Paul Lambert refused to rule out a January loan move for the LA Galaxy star. – The Sun

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that striker Mario Balotelli is not working hard enough in training to deserve a place in the team. – Manchester Evening News



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