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Paper News and Gossip: Wayne Rooney Wooed by Man Utd, Ashley Cole Hint

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterOctober 25, 2016

Paper News and Gossip: Wayne Rooney Wooed by Man Utd, Ashley Cole Hint

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    Manchester United are pulling out all the stops to ensure Wayne Rooney remains at the club, according to the newspapers on Monday.

    The Old Trafford club are offering a number of incentives to keep the England international at the club.

    Elsewhere, Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has hinted that his return to the first team may be short-lived after he featured in the FA Cup win over Stoke City.

    But who else is making the headlines on Monday? Read on to find out more.

Manchester United Keep 'Captain' Rooney Informed on Transfer Plans

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    Manchester United are making a number of offers to keep Wayne Rooney at the club for the long-term, claim reports on Monday.

    David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror rounds up all the potential perks being afforded to the England international to stave off attention from other clubs.

    Rooney will be given the captain's armband with Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra poised to leave the club at the end of the season, claims the report.

    McDonnell adds that the striker was also kept informed of the club's pursuit of Juan Mata from Chelsea before the midfielder joined United at the weekend and will receive a new four-year deal worth around £300,000 per week to the forward.

    Meanwhile, United winger Wilfried Zaha will join Cardiff on loan along with Fabio this week, despite a late move by Crystal Palace, reports Alan Nixon of the Daily Mirror.

    United manager David Moyes has had a scouting team watch Atletico Madrid pair Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, reports Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail.

    But St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma has fallen off the United radar, according to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail.

Ashley Cole Hints at Omission as Chelsea Line Up Coaching Role for John Terry

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    Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was recalled to the side for the FA Cup win over Stoke City but hinted that it might not be a long-term position after the match, reports Martin Lipton of the Daily Mirror.

    The England international used his Twitter feed to reply "Just don't get used to it" to one fan's well wishes after his return, which prompted Lipton to claim Chelsea would now be battling it out with Manchester United for the service of Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea are beginning to "groom" captain John Terry as a future manager by offering him a coaching role at the club as part of a new deal, claims Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail.

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho turned up the heat on Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini after the two clubs were paired in the FA Cup fifth round, reports The Sun (subscription required).

Newcastle United Place £25M Price Tag on Yohan Cabaye

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    Newcastle United have placed a minimum fee of £25 million on midfielder Yohan Cabaye, reports Simon Bird of the Daily Mirror.

    The France international was the subject of a £14 million offer by Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend, according to the report.

    The Magpies rejected that offer, but Bird claims the feeling on Tyneside is that club owner Mike Ashley will be prepared to do business for Cabaye if the right offer is made.

    But the Mirror report maintains there has been no contact from Manchester United for the player.

Manchester City Linked with Move for Arsenal Defender Bacary Sagna

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    Manchester City are considering a summer move for Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, reports David Woods of the Daily Star.

    The 30-year-old full-back has been one of the Gunners' leading players this season but has still not agreed a new deal at the club with his current contract set to expire in the summer.

    Woods claims Monaco and Galatasaray are interested in the player, while PSG, Real Madrid and Fenerbahce are monitoring the situation.

    Meanwhile, Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt admits the club cannot rule out losing Arsenal target Julian Draxler before the transfer window closes on Friday, reports Massimo Marioni of The Metro.

Bits and Pieces: Victor Moses, Dani Osvaldo, Tom Ince, Fulham

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    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could make Victor Moses' loan move permanent if he continues to improve, reports John Cross of the Daily Mirror.

    The Chelsea winger has failed to make an impact on the Anfield first team so far this season but played an integral role in the FA Cup win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

    In the report, Rodgers is quoted as saying:

    For Victor, it is very simple. He wants to remain in a position that he will remain at a big club, whether it is Chelsea or Liverpool. There is no bigger motivation than that.

    In order to do that, he needs to be performing day in day out in training. If he does really well for us there is a possibility we will want to have him permanently, but ultimately it is Chelsea’s decision because he is their player.

    And if he has done really well then they will want to keep him. So there’s every motivation. When you sample the life of the big institutions like Liverpool then there’s not many that want to leave.

    West Ham United could be set to offer Dani Osvaldo a way out of Southampton after his recent troubles at the club, claims Alex Crook of the Daily Mirror.

    Fulham have failed in a £4 million bid to sign Porto and Belgium midfielder Steven Defour, reports Ed Aarons of The Independent.

    Swansea City are weighing up a move for Blackpool forward Tom Ince, claim Alan Nixon and John Cross of the Daily Mirror.

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