Manchester United will sign a £50m Tottenham star either in January or next summer, while Real Madrid could move for a second Manchester City man after he put contract talks on ice, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
MAN UTD CONFIDENT OF LANDING DANNY ROSE
Manchester United are confident Danny Rose will become their next left-back, according to reports on Tuesday.
The Daily Mail claims Jose Mourinho believes an agreement to bring Rose to Old Trafford is all-but wrapped up and could be done as early as January, although a move next summer appears more likely.
Rose has forced his way back into Mauricio Pochettino’s reckong in recent weeks after recovering from a long-term injury and the paper reckons the deal could have gone through last summer but for the player’s lay-off.
However, his position at the club has always looked in doubt after he released an interview with The Sun questioning the club’s wages policy and saying he was keen to move back up north.
While Pochettino insists the interview has been forgotten, those in power at Spurs are still said to be angry with the player and look finally set to grant him the move he desires once the deal has been rubberstamped by Daniel Levy.
United full-back Luke Shaw could yet form part of those negotiations. The defender – so often overlooked by Mourinho – could be granted a rare start on Tuesday night against CSKA Moscow, but still looks set to leave the club at some point and a reunion with Pochettino, who managed him at Southampton, could be on the horizon.
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Raheem Sterling is stalling on Manchester City contract talks to put Real Madrid on high alert. Los Blancos are already tracking his teammate Kevin De Bruyne (Daily Mirror)
Rafa Benitez has demanded a £20m January transfer kitty to pull Newcastle out of the mire (Daily Mirror)
Kevin De Bruyne insists Pep Guardiola would never send Man City to Old Trafford to ‘park the bus’ (Daily Mirror)
De Bruyne believes victory in Sunday’s derby will effectively give Manchester City a four-game cushion in the Premier League title race (Daily Telegraph)
De Bruyne has said he wishes Paul Pogba were available for Sunday’s Manchester derby because he relishes coming up against the best players (The Guardian)
Crystal Palace boss Steve Parish insists their Selhurst Park redevelopment plans will not ruin the transfer budget (Daily Mail)
Liverpool legend Sammy Lee insists it is an ‘honour’ to be working at a ‘global football club’ such as Everton (Daily Mail)
Lionel Messi’s statue in Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires has been targeted for a second time (Daily Mail)
West Ham could face competition for striker target Fyodor Smolov from Real Madrid (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed he gave Sam Allardyce a glowing reference to Everton (Daily Mirror)
Everton boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed he will rest key players against Limassol (Daily Star)
Peter Crouch claims Jack Butland is ready to oust Joe Hart to become England’s No 1 (Daily Star)
Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk is under mounting pressure (Daily Star)
Everton boss Sam Allardyce is eyeing another reunion with Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt (Daily Star)
Jose Mourinho is to be handed an £80m transfer war chest in January (The Sun)
West Ham are set to demote Joe Hart to the bench, throwing his England World Cup place into jeopardy (The Sun)
Arsenal are willing to sell Theo Walcott in January with West Ham ready to swoop (The Sun)
Stoke star Jese Rodriguez was involved in a stunning bust-up after Mark Hughes failed to bring him on against Swansea (The Sun)
Swansea want to bring Andre Ayew back from West Ham in a shock deal (The Sun)
Leonid Slutsky has been linked with a role at Chelsea after leaving Hull manager’s job (Daily Telegraph)
Australia will decide on a successor for Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou by mid-February, with former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson emerging as a surprise candidate (The Guardian)
Eden Hazard is refusing to sign a new contract at Chelsea in the hope of attracting an offer from Real Madrid (The Times)
Amanda Staveley has given Mike Ashley a fortnight to accept £250m for Newcastle United in a one-off payment (The Times)