Report : Juventus To Improve Paul Pogba’s Contract

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Italian champions, Juventus will hold talks with Paul Pogba’s agent next week with the view to improving his salary, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Juventus are reportedly pre-empting a summer of big offers from other sides for their coveted midfielder.

The Bianconeri are set to offer Pogba €6.5million a season, with Gazzetta dello Sport claiming Juve are hopeful such a deal could see him opt to stay in Turin for the foreseeable future rather than move elsewhere.


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Edwin Van Der Sar : “Real Madrid Don’t Need David De Gea”

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar feels Real Madrid do not need to revive their interest in David de Gea.

Madrid were on the verge of signing the current United stopper last summer, but the deal collapsed at the 11th hour.

Real have been tipped to launch another move for the Spaniard at the end of the season, despite Keylor Navas’ excellent form this term.

Van der Sar was asked by AS if he can see De Gea in a Real Madrid shirt and replied: “No, De Gea plays for Manchester United.

“I think Real Madrid already have a very good keeper in Keylor Navas, he is also a very strong keeper and he’s been important to the club. That’s the situation at the moment.”


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Report : Juventus Offered Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez

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Colombian and Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez has been offered to Serie A champions Juventus by his agent Jorge Mendes, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Real Madrid are understood to want to sell the Colombia international as his doesn’t fit into head coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Italian daily claim James Rodriguez would cost the Bianconeri between €45m and €50m for his services


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Jurgen Klopp Worried About Liverpool’s Defence

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will start rebuilding the team from the back during the summer.

The Reds have dropped the most points from winning positions in the Premier League in the current campaign and it was a major factor in their inconsistency in his first few months in charge.

“When you build up a team, you start with the defence – that’s how it is,” said Klopp. “It keeps you in the game and gives you the opportunity to score once and win the game. I’m never happy with conceding goals, to be honest.

“It’s clear it’s how we build up a team and that’s one of the biggest targets for the next season – not for the rest of this season but for next season and then to build up a stability in this part of the game.”


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Pepe : “Zidane Could Be One Of The Best”

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He’s only been in first-team management a short while, but Pepe thinks his Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could go on to be one of the best in the world.

“He’s a coach who works very hard, he’s very disciplined and is very clear about his ideas in terms of what he wants and what we need to do on the pitch,” the Real defender told Soccer AM.

“I think he could be the coach here at Real Madrid for many years.

“He loves football and he lives for it. He has outstanding football knowledge and a bright managerial future ahead of him



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Tottenham and Liverpool Transfer Target, Michy Batshuayi Could Be Heading To Juventus

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Juventus are reportedly the front runners for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

The striker has been linked with a number of clubs, including English Premier League sides Tottenham and Liverpool.

However, several reports in Italy say Juve have an option on the 22-year-old after holding talks with Marseille about Mario Lemina.

Lemina has agreed a permanent move with Juve after a season-long loan and apparently Juve have signalled their intent with Marseille to sign Batshuayi too.



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Louis Van Gaal : “I’m Involved In Manchester United’s Plans For Next Season”

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Louis van Gaal says he has been involved in planning for next season at Manchester United.

Speculation continues to surround the Dutchman’s future, despite leading United to their first FA Cup final for nearly a decade and with his team still in the running for a top-four spot.

When asked if he has been involved in the planning for next season, Van Gaal said: “Yes, I am involved so that’s not any discussion and it’s also logical because I am the manager.


“We have seen that we are in a transition period and when I was mentioned as the coach it was also about that we have discussed and when I took over we had more than five or six players above 32 or 33 and then you have to select and you have to buy other players.”

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Luke Shaw Itching To Make Comeback This Season

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Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw is hoping to return to action for the club, before the season ends.

The left back resumed outdoor training on April 4, after sustaining a double fracture against PSV in the UCL.

Manager Louis van Gaal stated last month he was delighted with Shaw’s progress and the former Southampton man has since revealed he is pushing to play a part in United’s final few games of the campaign.

“I am back outside now, still with the physio but, day by day, I am getting better and fitter,” he told MUTV. “I am just going to keep pushing now until the end of the season and see what happens.

“At the moment, my leg feels really great every time I go outside. There was a bit of aching at the start but now they are all gone. It is just back to hard work now and hopefully I will see the fans before the end of the season.

“I have missed football so much. It was hard for me to watch it at times because I missed it so much and I just wanted to be out there.

“It has not been easy for [the medical staff] either because they have to sometimes deal with me being a little bit moody or what not, but we have all got through it really well.”

United face Leicester City, Norwich City, West Ham and Bournemouth in their final four Premier League matches before the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on May 21.

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Mata To Leicester: You Can Wait A Week

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Before Manchester United welcome Leicester to the Old Trafford on Sunday, where they stand a chance of winning the EPL, Juan Mata has stated the foxes have to wait one more week for their dream title.

The famous stadium has seen a many Premier League title triumphs, but none would be as unlikely as Leicester’s, who can secure the crown with a win against Louis van Gaal’s men.

But while Mata is impressed by the Foxes, he is determined to delay their title party.

“They showed great character, commitment and passion,” said Mata.

“They are really close to doing it. But hopefully it doesn’t happen at Old Trafford. They can wait another week.”

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Report : Antonio Conte To Consider Offers For Thibaut Courtois

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According to The Daily Mirror incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is willing to sell first choice goal keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Apparently Thibaut Courtois is unhappy at Stamford Bridge due to a strained relationship with goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon and the fact the club will not be in the Champions League next season.

Southampton’s Fraser Forster is mentioned as a potential replacement, with Antonio Conte content to sell Thibaut Courtois for a reasonable offer.


Related : Fraser Foster Flattered By Reports Linking Him To Chelsea

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Daniel Sturridge Eager To Play

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Is this a warning to Jurgen Klopp from Daniel Sturridge?

The striker, who was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s Europa League semi-final against Villarreal on Thursday, has said he finds it hard to take when he doesn’t play.

Daniel Sturridge added: “There are things I want to achieve with Liverpool. I would never say I am Liverpool until I die, because I would be lying.


“I think any player who says, ‘Oh yeah, this is the only team I will play for, for the rest of my life’, they are deluded. In football, every team looks for replacements every single year.

“I am so ambitious, so hungry, right now for success that it is hard to put it into words. Now I’m in a place where I feel amazing, and I feel ready.”

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Jamie Redknapp Convinced Manchester United Will Sack Louis Van Gaal

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Jamie Redknapp does not think a fourth-place finish and an FA Cup win would save Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United job.

Van Gaal has been under plenty of pressure this season and Redknapp told Sky Sports: “I don’t think reaching the top four and winning the FA Cup would save his job, but what it would do is give him an opportunity to leave with his head held high.

“But I’m not convinced; I’m not sure how you can say he’s done a good job. It hasn’t been good enough, and is not exciting enough for what Manchester United fans want to see.


“It’s a difficult one because you can keep changing managers as much as you want. They had one manager in 26 years and they’ve already had two in three years, but it depends what you want.

“In truth he hasn’t been inspirational, the football hasn’t been great, and at times the home games have been tedious. The fans deserve better than that.”


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Football Papers : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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Antonio Conte has given Chelsea the green light to sell Thibaut Courtois if the club receive a reasonable offer.

Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has snubbed a summer move to Manchester United as he eyes a switch to Real Madrid.

Daniel Sturridge has warned Jurgen Klopp he wants to be a starter for Liverpool.

Italian giants Juventus have made a move for Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Stoke are confident they can rebuff any attempt by Everton to lure Mark Hughes away from the Britannia.

Roberto Martinez claims Everton can cope with losing in-demand star men Romelu Lukaku and John Stones.

Guus Hiddink has told Chelsea not to sell Willian to China.

Manchester United are set to seal a £46m deal for Benfica’s teenage midfield sensation Renato Sanches.

West Ham and Inter Milan are planning to bid for Bournemouth’s Max Gradel this summer.

Swansea City will move to re-sign Joe Allen from Liverpool this summer, setting up a potential reunion with Brendan Rodgers.

Pep Guardiola will compile detailed tactical dossiers to ensure Manchester City’s summer signings hit the ground running next season.

Swansea are in talks with Roberto Di Matteo as they grow anxious waiting on Brendan Rodgers.

West Ham plan to make a double swoop for Bournemouth pair Max Gradel and Adam Smith.

Jurgen Klopp is after Cologne keeper Timo Horn as his new No 1 and is plotting a £7m raid for the 22-year-old.


James Rodriguez is set to leave Real Madrid this summer with agent Jorge Mendes already looking for his next club.

Manchester United are looking to £34m-rated Atletico Madrid Saul Niguez this summer but could lose out to Barcelona.

Jose Mourinho has been assured in the last 48 hours that he will be Manchester United’s new boss.

Victor Valdes will return to Manchester United after Standard Liege cancelled his loan deal.

Chelsea are ready to part ways with £24m to sign Ajax star Riechedly Bazoer this summer.

Manchester United and Tottenham are hot on the trail of Real Madrid’s teenage striker Pedro Ruiz.

Jorge Mendes has told Manchester United to sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.

Manchester United are leading a host of Premier League clubs in the race to sign Real Madrid wonderkid Pedro Ruiz.

Manchester United targets James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos could both leave Real Madrid this summer.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini could have kicked his last ball for the club after Toon chief Rafa Benitez this afternoon ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino says his new five-year deal can help him “do a Fergie” and build a dynasty at Tottenham.

Riyad Mahrez has revealed how he once had a trial at St Mirren only to flee Paisley on a borrowed bike because it was too cold.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he will not hesitate to leave out Daniel Sturridge again after saying that he omitted the striker for the defeat by Villarreal to make Liverpool stronger off the ball.

Jose Mourinho has an agreement in principle to become the next manager of Manchester United but nothing has yet been signed between him and the club.

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Ousmane Dembele Picks Barcelona Over Real Madrid

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Rennes youngster, Ousmane Dembele has picked Catalan giants, Barcelona over Real Madrid.

Dembele who has scored 12 goals already this season and has been linked with a move to the Spanish and German champions.

During an interview with Bein Sports, Dembele was asked a series of quick-fire questions and also revealed he favours Germany over England.

When asked if a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain was on the cards, he replied: “No. It’s a dream for many football players, but I’m fine here.”

Dembele also acknowledged that he is far from the finished article and admitted the transfer speculation surrounding him had affected his form.

“I’ve got 24 Ligue 1 games behind me, I’ve got to continue to work,” he said.

“I wanted to show what I can do, to France and Stade Rennais. I don’t know if I’ll become a great player but I’m not big-headed, I know there is still a lot of work to do.

“I signed a three-year contract in Rennes. Rumors disturb me a bit but I’m not focused on that. We’ll see what happens.”

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Pochettino Looks To Replicate Ferguson’s Exploit

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Tottenham gaffer Mauricio Pochettino has stated he would like to replicate Ferguson’s success at Manchester United.

The Argentine has taken a young spurs side to second on the table, but could miss out on the title if Leicester win tomorrow.

Despite their potential near-miss, the 44-year-old believes the north London club has a bright future and wants to emulate the success of Ferguson, who won the Premier League 13 times during his stay at Old Trafford.

“Why not? Sir Alex Ferguson is a very special person,” Pochettino said. “He was given the security to build his legacy at Manchester United. I believe we are special too and we can build it here together.

“This club is special. I feel the love from the beginning, from the very first day. I am very happy to be here to hopefully achieve big things.

“I think the potential is fantastic, with the new stadium. I think the club is coming to a very tough period because we are building a new stadium and we may focus sometimes on that, but at the same time it is very exciting.”

Pochettino had been linked with a number of high-profile jobs, but the Spurs boss praised his current employers and explained the decision to make a commitment to the club.

“We started to speak before, a few months ago, and today I think is a good moment to communicate we have reached the verbal agreement,” Pochettino said.

“I am very happy. I wanted to stay for many reasons. Tottenham have unbelievable potential. We created after two years here a great group of players.

“We have a very strong squad, young, with potential to be a top team. The staff and the supporters are unbelievable, there is massive potential, why not stay here?”

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Report : No Agreement Reached Between Manchester United And Jose Mourinho

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According to Sky Sports News HQ no agreement has been reached between Manchester United and Jose Mourinho over the manager’s job at Old Trafford.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss is reportedly keen on the post should United look to replace Louis van Gaal in the summer.


Speculation continues to surround Van Gaal’s future despite the Dutchman leading United to their first FA Cup final for 12 years and with them still in contention for place in next season’s Champions League.

Sky sources report that  United’s executive chairman Ed Woodward is still mulling over whether Van Gaal will see out the remaining 12 months of his three-year contract.

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Victor Valdes Loan Deal Terminated

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Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has had his loan at Belgium club Standard Liege terminated, report the Manchester Evening News.

The 34-year-old made just eight appearances for Liege and won the Belgian Cup but last played in their 1-1 draw with Kortrijk on April 10.

“We want to give youngsters a chance in the upcoming games,” a Standard statement said. “ Victor Valdes is currently injured, so we decided to terminate the deal.”



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Report : Pato To Remain At Chelsea

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Corinthians are expecting Alexandre Pato to remain at Chelsea next season, this is according to Sky Sports Sources.

Sources at the Brazilian club claim that Antonio Conte is an admirer of the former AC Milan striker, who has made just two appearances for the Blues since arriving on loan in January.


They are, however, uncertain at this stage if it will be another loan move.

Pato scored from the penalty spot on his debut – a 4-0 win at Aston Villa – before facing Swansea the following week.

Last week the Corinthians President Roberto de Andrade said his club would welcome Pato back if Chelsea decide not to extend his spell in London.



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Manuel Pellegrini Linked With AC Milan Job

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With Pep Guardiola lined up to replace him at Manchester City in the summer, current boss Manuel Pellegrini is looking for a new managerial venture.

But where could that be? Well, Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Chilean is being touted as a possible contender for the hot-seat at AC Milan.

The Italian sports daily claim Pellegrini has joined 2006 World Cup winning head coach Marcello Lippi in the running for the top job at the San Siro.


Interestingly, Gazetta claim the pair could work in tandem, with Pellegrini taking up the head coach role with Lippi as his technical director.

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Leonardo Bonucci : “I’m Happy At Juventus”

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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says he feels good in Turin and has no intention of leaving the Serie A champions.

The Italy international has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea this summer ahead of former Juve manager Antonio Conte’s imminent arrival at Stamford Bridge.

“I feel good in Turin, my family is happy here,” Bonucci told Quotidiano Sportivo. “I’m proud to be part of Juve history and I don’t see reasons for which I should leave.”


“We are organized in this way with my agent. We value all proposals at the end of the season but, I repeat, I feel good at Juve. It’s my home.”

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Ranieri Believes This Is Leicester’s Only Chance

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Claudio Ranieri has stated Leicester have this one chance to win the EPL.

Leicester could claim the title if they win against United or if Tottenham lose against Chelsea on Monday.

And despite the magnitude of the occasion, Ranieri says he is feeling calm and that Leicester are approaching their game with Louis van Gaal’s United like any other.

“Now is the real chance to win the title,” Ranieri said. “Next season, you never know. It is once in a lifetime.

“Next season, United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal will all be at the top.

“But we are fighting. I am pragmatic man and we need three points more.

“We are fighting to make this dream a reality, but it isn’t yet. I can understand all the happiness around the city, but we have to work.

“Sunday will be a very tough match and I have a lot of respect for Louis van Gaal and their fans, but we go with the same mentality.

“It is like the Hollywood movies. We want a happy ending.

“I am relaxed because I watch my players. They train well, enjoy and help each other. It’s important to prepare well.”

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Pochettino Believes Tottenham Can Still Win EPL

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Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino is keeping faith that his men can still win the EPL.

Tottenham face Chelsea on Monday, with Leicester looking to confirm their triumph on Sunday against United.

Spurs will be without the suspended Dele Alli for the trip to Stamford Bridge and Eric Dier faces a late fitness test to see if he has fully recovered from his concussion.

But Pochettino, who confirmed he has verbally agreed a new contract tying him to the club until 2021, says Spurs can still win the league.

“The gap is seven points and there are nine points still to play for,” Pochettino said.

“It’s difficult, but we need to believe. The most important thing is to win our games.

“Belief is the most important word in football. You must work hard and have a clear plan.

“We still believe and dream but in the same way we are realistic.

“The gap is big, but we need to fight, pick up points to stay alive.”

Spurs’ task was made all the harder by this week’s 1-1 draw against West Brom at White Hart Lane.

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Van Gaal Won’t Let Leicester City Win League At Old Trafford

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Van Gaal Won’t Let Leicester City Win League At Old Trafford – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no plans to let Leicester City win the league at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal Won't Let Leicester City Win League At Old Trafford

Van Gaal Won’t Let Leicester City Win League At Old Trafford

The Foxes face United on Sunday, with Leicester City needed just 3 points to guarantee the league title. United, with time running out on them, are chasing a Champions League spot, and Van Gaal believes they have to win Leicester City if they really want to make the UCL.

Van Gaal: I’ve Done The Best I Can

“We have to close the gap so the pressure is on us still. We have to win every game that we have to play. City still have to play against Arsenal, though, so one of those shall lose points,” he told reporters.

“I think we have to beat Leicester because we are still in the race for the first positions so we have to beat them. We cannot allow that they are the champions this weekend at Old Trafford.

Herrera: United Don’t Want Leicester To Claim Title At Old Trafford

“I think they will be the champions a week later, so we don’t spoil the party, just postpone it a little bit. It is good for the Premier League and the sport of football that not always the same teams are the champion.

“We are fighting for the qualification to the Champions League and we are still in the FA Cup, so we have to fight for something and we shall do it. Hopefully, we can beat Leicester City.”

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Enrique Open To Totti Move

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Luis Enrique has stated he hopes Francesco Totti stays beyond this season at Roma, but is open to signing him.

Totti is reported to have had a falling out with coach Luciano Spalletti, over lack of playing time and has since gone on to score three goals that has put the capital club within reach of second place.

A contract extension is reported to be in the offing for the Roma icon, and Luis Enrique, who coached Totti during the 2011-12 season, would love to see that occur.

However, asked if he would consider signing the Italian in a transfer similar to that which saw Henrik Larsson join the Catalan giants aged 32 in 2004, Luis Enrique joyfully replied: “Why not? If they sell him cheap!

“Francesco Totti is the living history of Roma and I think he would like to finish his career at that club.

“It would be very strange to see him wearing another shirt, but if he wanted to then he could play for anyone. But as a bit of a Roma fan, I hope he stays there.”

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Football Papers : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening

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Manchester City and United have been told they would have to break the bank to prise Sergio Busquets away from Barcelona.

Marcus Rashford is set to get the summer off after Gareth Southgate suggested the Manchester United striker won’t be picked for England Under-21s.

Dutch youngster Tahith Chong has confirmed that he is close to joining Manchester United.

Manchester City have been warned West Ham will not let left-back Aaron Cresswell leave without a battle.

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s weekend clash with Real Sociedad through injury.


Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster says it is a compliment to be linked with a transfer to Chelsea.

Jamie Redknapp says Spurs must show they mean business by giving Harry Kane and Dele Alli big new contracts to keep them at White Hart Lane.

Slaven Bilic would like to see newly retired players become referees in a bid to help the beleaguered profession.


Danny Ings has taken another step on the comeback trail by completing a full training session with Liverpool Under-21s.


Sunderland’s Patrick van Aanholt is the top transfer target for Crystal Palace



Sunderland have been linked once again with Holland Under-21 midfielder Tonny Vilhena today.


Birmingham City have offered Reece Brown a new contract – and have taken up the option on Kyle McFarlane’s deal.


James Morrison is in talks with West Brom over a new deal.

StokeCity’s hierarchy is dismissing reports linking Mark Hughes with Everton as nothing more than paper talk.


PEC Zwolle believe they have a ’50-50′ chance of signing Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk on a permanent basis.

Andy Reid would welcome any fresh investment at Nottingham Forest – as it would only increase the next manager’s chances of bringing success to the City Ground.


Southampton must get Ronald Koeman to sign a new contract if they want key players like Victor Wanyama to stay, says Matt Le Tissier.


Brentford have opened talks with Josh Clarke over a new deal.


Former England winger Chris Waddle says Brighton are the team with momentum in the three-way race for automatic promotion from the Championship.


Stiliyan Petrov has urged Paul Lambert to jump at the chance of the Celtic managerial job after insisting that his former Parkhead team-mate is “ready” to be a Hoops boss.

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