Paper Talk: City eye £30m keeper; Falcao, Terry and Toure links

Date published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016 7:31

Claudio Bravo: Goes straight into the Man City side

Claudio Bravo: Goes straight into the Man City side

Pep Guardiola wants to sign Claudio Bravo, Manuel Pellegrini has three clubs chasing him, while there’s speculation about Yaya Toure, John Terry and Radamel Falcao in Wednesday’s newspapers.

GUARDIOLA WANTS BRAVO TO COMPETE WITH HART

Joe Hart’s future at Manchester City is under threat because incoming manager Pep Guardiola wants to sign Claudio Bravo, according to reports in Spain.

The Sun runs with the report that Guardiola has already contacted City about the possibility of meeting the £30.5million release clause in the goalkeeper’s contract.

Guardiola, who takes over at City at the end of the season, is set to conduct a mega-money Galactico revolution at the Etihad – with Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Neymar among the names all linked with moves to the North-West in Tuesday’s papers.

Bravo, 32, splits time between the sticks at the Nou Camp with German international Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

And it is believed he is open to a move away from the European Champions to secure an undisputed No1 spot.

AS reports that Guardiola sees the ball-playing keeper is perfect for his trademark tiki-taka style — spelling trouble for current City custodian Hart ahead of Euro 2016 this summer.

The Chile international has spent 10 years in La Liga and is said to be keen on a chance to prove himself in the Premier League.

Barcelona are aware of Guardiola’s interest and will fight to keep Bravo, who has started 18 league games this season, at the club.

 

PELLEGRINI TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THREE CLUBS IN SUMMER

Manuel Pellegrini: Watches the action at the Etihad

Manuel Pellegrini will be a man in demand when he leaves Manchester City at the end of the season – with three clubs competing to install him as their manager.

The Sun claims the Chilean has set his sights on the Chelsea vacancy when he leaves the Etihad – and will ‘use’ the job at Stamford Bridge to prove City wrong for allowing him to leave.

They claim Pellegrini will be offered a deal for two years which will match his wages at City.

The Daily Mirror, however, has a different take on Pellegrini and they claim PSG want to install him as manager at the end of the season.

TalkSPORT, meanwhile, are claiming the Chilean will make a return to La Liga, with his agent suggesting he’s already opened talks with Valencia about replacing the struggling Gary Neville at the Mestalla.

 

AND THE REST

Radamel Falcao: Chelsea strikers suffers injury setback

  • Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City when Pep Guardiola arrives at the club in the summer, says his agent. Toure will be offered a stunning £30m-a-year contract to move to China (Daily Telegraph)
  • Pep Guardiola will find a place amongst his Man City coaching staff for current assistant Brian Kidd (Daily Telegraph)
  • Arsenal are likely to return this summer with bids for Fulham’s 16-year-old star Ryan Sessegnon and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell (Daily Telegraph)
  • Fulham tried to sign Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry on loan on deadline day (Daily Telegraph)
  • Pep Guardiola is leading the race for John Stones as Manchester City enter the market for the Everton defender (Daily Mail)
  • Arsene Wenger and Ronald Koeman had a tunnel bust up after Arsenal were held to goalless draw by Southampton (Daily Mail)
  • Guillermo Varela is upset with Louis van Gaal after the manager blocked a Deadline Day loan to Genoa (The Sun)
  • West Ham chairman David Sullivan says his club would have gambled on £4m Charlie Austin, who signed for Southampton (Daily Mirror)
  • Ryan Giggs missed Manchester United’s win over Stoke because of a family illness (Daily Mirror)
  • Arsene Wenger has sent his scouts on a mission to unearth the next non-league superstar (Daily Express)
  • Leicester are reportedly weighing up a move to sign French midfielder Clement Chantome in the summer (Daily Express)
  • Chelsea youngsters Kasey Palmer and Kyle Scott have signed a new contracts with the club (Daily Express)
  • Real Madrid have moved to tie down academy star Borja Mayoral, according to reports in Spain (Daily Express)
  • Atletico Madrid’s Jackson Martinez set to join Guangzhou Evergrande for €42m (The Guardian)
  • UEFA has lifted Dynamo Kiev’s stadium ban for their Champions League tie with Manchester City (The Guardian)
  • Chelsea could yet sell Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 29, despite the transfer window in Britain closing, with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning interested (Daily Star)
  • Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, has no intention of remaining at the club – even if they decide to offer him a contract extension before his current deal expires in the summer (Daily Star)
  • Championship side Leeds are lining up an emergency loan deal for Norwich’s out-of-favour striker Kyle Lafferty, 28, who is expected to play for Northern Ireland in Euro 2016 (talkSPORT)
  • Marseille want to turn Remy Cabella’s loan spell from Newcastle into a permanent one, activating a £6m buy-out for the France midfielder (Newcastle Chronicle)

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