Manchester City want Carlo Ancelotti to take over as manager; Gareth Bale looks set to reject offers from the Premier League; Juventus are set to step up their bid for Edin Dzeko; while Liverpool want Kyriakos Papadopoulos; West Ham are getting cold feet over Alex Song – it is the best stories from the papers.
Gareth Bale to reject Premier League offers: Gareth Bale isn’t returning to the Premier League next season, reports The Mail. Despite his struggles at Real Madrid this season and several English clubs possibly willing to meet his £75 million asking price, the Welshman is going to say no to a Premier League return because he wants to stay at the Bernabeu and prove himself at the club.
Paper Round’s view: That Bale still has to prove himself at Real Madrid is a bit ridiculous, seeing as he scored in the Champions League and Copa del Rey finals last season, but here we are.
He’s been booed and had his car kicked by fans, and blamed for the Merengues’ downturn. Bale has never been one to shy away from a challenge, though, and despite both Manchester clubs reportedly interested, it would be a surprise to see him give up on Real Madrid after just two years.