Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has “agreed a £90,000-a-week deal” to return to management, while Manchester United are chasing a West Ham starlet.
RODGERS TO RETURN ON £90K A WEEK
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to return to Swansea as manager, according to the Daily Star.
In an exclusive they report that Swans chairman Huw Jenkins wants to keep the Irishman’s return to the Liberty Stadium “under wraps out of respect to current manager Francesco Guidolin”.
But they claim a £90,000-a-week deal has been agreed with Rodgers, who was sacked by Liverpool in October.
The 43-year-old managed Swansea from 2010-12 and Jenkins is a huge admirer of the Irishman after he took them into Premier League before moving to Anfield.
Rodgers revealed in February he had spoken to Jenkins about taking over when Garry Monk was dismissed, but told him he wanted to have a break from the game until the summer.
UNITED JOIN RACE FOR OXFORD
Manchester United have joined Arsenal and Manchester City in the race to sign West Ham starlet Reece Oxford, according to a report.
The Sun claim United sent scouts to watch 17-year-old defender in action in midweek for West Ham United’s under-21 side. And the youngster, who has made 12 appearances for the first team this season, was in impressive form as the young Hammers beat Hull to win the Under-21 Cup.
City scouts have watched the player ever since he made his Premier League debut against Arsenal in August, while Gunners boss Arsene Wenger “reportedly plotting a £10million bid” for the youngster.
But the report claims United are now in the driving seat for Oxford’s signature, with his Hammers team-mate Martin Samuelsen, who has been on loan at Peterborough, also a target.
However, the east Londoners, who have a plethora of talent on their books, are determined to keep hold of Oxford.
AND THE REST
Tottenham Hotspur have been warned off midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, 26, with West Ham asking for 22-year-old England striker Harry Kane in exchange. (Daily Mirror)
Bournemouth are set to offer £6m for Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 24. (Evening Standard)
Alexis Sanchez is frustrated with life at Arsenal and even stormed out of the stadium after being substituted in last weekend’s win against Norwich. The 27-year-old forward has two years left on his contract. (Daily Telegraph)
Everton are set to make a second bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding after a £10m offer for the 20-year-old was rejected. (TALKsport)
Arsenal are interested in 21-year-old AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, who scored in the Netherlands’ 2-1 win against England in March. (Daily Mail)
The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has played down the chances of the 23-year-old following former Juve manager Antonio Conte to Chelsea. (Evening Standard)
Chelsea are keen on Barcelona target Hatem Ben Arfa, who has rebuilt his career with French side Nice. (Sun)
Greek side Panathinaikos are lining up a summer move for Arsenal’s 32-year-old midfielder Mathieu Flamini. (Daily Express)
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Rossiter, 19, will join Rangers this summer when his contract at Anfield expires. (Liverpool Echo)
Watford are lining up a move for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, to replace 26-year-old Odion Ighalo, who will leave Vicarage Road in the summer. (Daily Mail)
Marcus Rashford, 18, has moved a step closer to signing a £1.3m-a-year contract at Manchester United after appointing his older brother to handle his business affairs. (Daily Mail)
Real Madrid are considering a summer swoop for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Mail)
John Terry has his eye on a move to the United States as he prepares to leave Chelsea at the end of the season. (Mail)
Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf turned down three moves to the Premier League – and he admits it remains his biggest regret. (Sun)