Daniel Sturridge wants to leave Liverpool in the summer and Chelsea snubbed a £57.5million move for Oscar, all in the papers.
CHELSEA REJECT HUGE OFFER FOR OSCAR
Under the headline ‘Great Haul Of China’ The Sun have an exclusive claiming that Chelsea rejected a bid of £57.5million from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for midfielder Oscar.
Forget the fact that the deal has not gone through and don’t let the story get in the way of a good headline but the Far East club are expected to return with another offer for Oscar in the summer.
The Telegraph meanwhile also have the story and suggest the bid was nearer to £75million.
The Chinese club are also chasing Man City’s Yaya Toure and are prepared to offer the midfielder an annual salary of £15million after tax, according to The Sun.
Jiangsu Suning have already signed Ramires for £25million and have agreed a £38million deal for Liverpool target Alex Teixeira.
STURRIDGE READY TO QUIT LIVERPOOL
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge will leave Anfield in the summer after growing fed up with the public criticism of his desire to play, according to an exclusive in the Daily Mirror, which is also in the Daily Mail.
It’s understood that the 26-year-old has become fed up with the criticism of his time out injured and is prepared to move in the summer.
The England striker, who signed a new five-year deal in the summer of 2014, has not featured since December and has made only six appearances all season.
Jurgen Klopp has become frustrated with Sturridge and the striker who joined from Chelsea for £12million three years ago will move on at the end of the campaign.
AND THE REST
Manchester United are the club that offered £145m for Barcelona star Neymar last summer. The 23-year-old Brazil forward’s father revealed it is the Red Devils that have made the huge offer. (COPE radio)
Atletico Madrid want to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, this summer to ensure manager Diego Simeone stays at the club and does not consider a move to Stamford Bridge.(London Evening Standard)
Inter Milan will move for Diego Simeone at the end of the season if Roberto Mancini fails to lead the Nerazzurri to the Italian Serie A title. (AS)
Gary Neville, 40, will see out the season in charge of Valencia but the Spanish club have sounded out their former boss Rafael Benitez, 55, for the 2016-17 season. (AS)
New York City want to sign 34-year-old goalkeeper Iker Casillas, a World Cup winner and three-time Champions League winner, from Porto this summer. (ESPN)
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, 29, returned to training on Thursday after a calf strain. City’s captain has played just nine minutes of football in the past three months.(Daily Mail)
Stoke could lose striker Marko Arnautovic for £12.5m this summer as the Austria international has a buy-out clause in his contract. (Telegraph)
Potters chairman Peter Coates says the board will continue to back manager Mark Hughes by spending more money, despite the club record £18.3m signing of Giannelli Imbula, 23, on deadline day.(Stoke Sentinel)
On-loan Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila, 25, has hinted he would like to extend his stay on Wearside from Russia’s Rubin Kazan at the end of the season.(Sunderland Echo)
The Premier League’s bottom side Aston Villa will have to pay winger Charles N’Zogbia, 29, an extra £1.3m after failing to offload him in January. (Telegraph)