Paper Talk: January 12

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Sunday Telegraph:

- Chelsea are prepared to pay £21million to bring Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic back to Stamford Bridge this month.

Manchester United are set to sign Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao on a loan deal until the end of the season.

- Former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas could take over as the new coach of Schalke, if they sack under-pressure boss Jens Keller.

Mail on Sunday:

- Manchester City are ready to pay £30million to sign Southampton defender Luke Shaw - which would be a world-record fee for a full-back.

- Manchester United's midfield outcast, Anderson, is set to join Italian side Fiorentina.

- Everton target Fernando ready to sign pre-contract agreement with AC Milan

Sunday Mirror:

Arsenal and Chelsea are battling to sign Atletico Madrid's 19-year-old midfielder Saul Niguez.

- Chelsea centre-back John Terry is set to come out of international retirement, making himself available for England's friendly against Denmark in March.

John Barnes believes Liverpool don't have a strong enough squad to win the Premier League title, but says they may claim a top-four place.

Sun on Sunday:

- Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood is unhappy with the attitude of some of his players, and is ready to sell midfielder Etienne Capoue.

- Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse is eyeing a lucrative move to Qatar.

Around the web:

- Xavi is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, and is negotiating a deal to join MLS side New York Red Bulls.

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