WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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04/11/2011 09:14

Papers: Asamoah tracked

The Daily Mail writes...

Manchester United are tracking Udinese’s Kwadwo Asamoah. The Ghana midfielder, 22, can play on the left or in the centre and is valued at £8million by the Serie A club.

The Mail, who have gone a little transfer crazy today, also claim Nani is a target for Juventus, Schalke are vowing to keep Klaas-Jan Huntelaar supposedly from United's clutches and Leeds want Tomasz Kuszczak, even though Alex McCarthy looks set to join the Yorkshiremen from Reading.

The Sun, and others, claim as an exclusive that Fabio Capello will pick star striker Wayne Rooney for Euro 2012 - despite his suspension. However, the United ace looks unlikely to be included in the squad for the friendlies with Spain and Sweden as the Italian tries out other options. Rooney regrets his red card in Montenegro: "Obviously it's devastating for me but it's something that's my own fault so I can't really complain," he is quoted as saying in The Times. "It was stupid by me - I regretted as soon as I did it. It's no excuse but I still feel the punishment is a bit harsh. All the details we have been waiting on have come through, so we'll be making a decision as to whether we will be appealing. Even if it's reduced by one game, it will be a bonus for me."

Finally, L'Equipe reveal that Laurent Blanc left Patrice Evra out of the France squad because of a personal issue that could also lead to the left-back missing the Reds' game with Sunderland on Saturday. "He needs rest," said Blanc. "He has been hit by a family drama that will prevent him from being with us." It's reported that one of Evra's brothers died at the age of 42 from a heart-attack before the derby match against City.

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