Liverpool ready to sell Luis Suarez in January transfer window: Liverpool may finally allow Luis Suarez leave the club in January, reports the Sunday Mirror. The paper says that the club are aware of the potential backlash they will face from irate supporters. The official Anfield mantra is that club and player will carry on together. The Anfield hierarchy have even talked about opening negotiations about a new contract. But privately they fear the battle to retain his services will rear its ugly head yet again when the transfer window opens at the start of January. And senior Anfield sources believe another Suarez transfer tug-of-war will become an unwanted sideshow when, in so many ways, they are making great progress this season.
Paper Round's view: A lot of could depend on Liverpool's form between now and January. If they stay solidly in the mix for a top four place or even title it is hard to imagine they would rock the boat with such a monumental sale. However, given Suarez's tempestuous time at Anfield it would also be naïve of Liverpool fans to think the Uruguayan is all of a sudden happy and content to stay. The paper says that Suarez has confided in friends that he remains determined to quit the Reds but will maintain his prolific current form to attract more suitors.
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West Ham pay Manchester United £25,000 every time they pick Ravel Morrison: Manchester United receive a payment of £25,000 for every first-team appearance Ravel Morrison makes for West Ham United, reports the Sunday Telegraph. The instalments are part of the complicated deal that sent the 20-year-old to Upton Park last year and add to the initial £650,000 transfer fee that West Ham paid. There is also understood to be a complicated release clause in Morrison's current contract which amounts to more than £20 million.
Paper Round's view: This seems like an awful lot of money but with Morrison on only around £12,000-a-week it makes more sense when you consider what the top stars are earning. The Telegraph says that the Hammers are looking to thrash out a new contract with Morrison and they might also in turn try and strike a deal with United to end the game-by-game payment.
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Tottenham to hand Andros Townsend new contract: England's newest hero is set for a new deal at White Hart Lane reports both the Sun and the Sunday Mirror. The winger is currently on just £10,000-a-week but that will be boosted closer to £40,000 when talks conclude.
Paper Round's view: Townsend's agent must have been licking his lips at his client's performance at Wembley on Friday night. It is a big bump in pay but still no crazy money for a Premier League player and Tottenham would do well to tie him down before he pads his CV out with more impressive games.
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Newcastle set to win Wilfried Zaha battle: Newcastle United are winning the race to take Wilfried Zaha on loan to Newcastle from Manchester United reports the Daily Star. Toon chief Alan Pardew is confident the Magpies can lure the attacker, 20, to St James's Park, with director of football Joe Kinnear tasked with sealing the deal. Stoke, Southampton and Fulham were all hopeful of doing a deal to land the talented winger but Zaha is said to prefer a chance of first-team football on Tyneside.
Paper Round's view: A loan move to another Premier League clubs seems to make sense for all parties. United get to find out if Zaha can cut it in the Premier League, and Zaha can also help United by putting in good performances against sides United are challenging. Newcastle would get a top player for a few months to help their own aims too. Certainly there are likely to be plenty of options for Zaha in January and he can pick and choose what feels the best fit.
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Tottenham eye Manchester United's Javier Hernandez: Tottenham have been alerted to Javier Hernandez's admission that he may have to leave Manchester United, reports the Sunday Mirror. Hernandez claimed he needs more playing time, either at United or elsewhere, after starting just two of David Moyes' 11 games in charge at Old Trafford. That message has been noted by Spurs, who were interested in signing 25-year-old Hernandez in the summer.
Paper Round's view: It perhaps says something about Tottenham's rise that they are interested in signing Hernandez despite splashing out £26million on Roberto Soldado, but for the same reason it is unlikely United will sell. Spurs are now considered direct rivals to United and if they did decide to cash-in on the Mexican, it is likely they would look to do business with a club on the continent.
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United set for 'tough' Januzaj negotiations: Adam Januzaj's representatives want a £100,000 signing-on fee as part of a new £20k-a-week-plus deal. But United want to increase the winger's basic pay to £15k a week from £2.5k and are reluctant to also pay a six-figure signing fee for a player who is already at the club. It means there are tough negotiations ahead for United's new chief executive Ed Woodward in the coming weeks as the club fights to keep Januzaj.
Paper Round's view: It is hard to imagine just how strong the backlash would be if United mess this one up. The distance in figures does not appear to be too much so we expect a deal to be struck.