Arsenal and Manchester City are looking to secure the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero, while Leicester City still want Ahmed Musa.
ARSENAL OPEN SANCHEZ TALKS
Arsenal have opened preliminary contract discussions with Alexis Sanchez, according to Football Insider, as they look to tie down the Chile forward to a new five-and-a-half year contract.
Sanchez’s current deal does not expire until 2018, but Arsenal are keen to tie down their first-team stars under the age of 30 to long contracts. And with Mesut Ozil said to have agreed in principle a new deal which will see his salary increase by £50,000 a week to £180,000, Sanchez is looking for the same rise.
Sanchez has proven a huge success for the Gunners since his £32million move from Barcelona in 2014 and continued his comeback from injury with a good performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth.
MAN CITY KEEN TO TIE DOWN AGUERO
Another club looking to tie down one of their star players is Manchester City, who are keen to extend Sergio Aguero’s contract, according to The Sun.
Aguero is under contract until 2019 and said in December he would return to Independiente when it runs out, but City apparently want to open talks on an extension to keep him at the Etihad Stadium for at least one more year.
With Pep Guardiola set to take over from Manuel Pellegrini in the summer, City are hopeful that Aguero can be persuaded to put pen to paper on new terms.
AND THE REST
Roma have told Arsenal they do not want to sign Wojciech Szczesny on a permanent basis (Daily Mirror)
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri will try again for CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa in the summer (Daily Mirror)
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he is learning English as he eyes a move to Chelsea (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool are considering a review of their controversial new ticket prices after a mass walkout by fans during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland prompted urgent talks at boardroom level (The Times/The Sun)
Watford are ready to let defender Tommie Hoban leave on loan, with Leeds United, Fulham and Reading all keen (Daily Mirror)