Chelsea and Spurs have been told they must pay £25m if they are to sign a Championship star, while a Man City man has apparently turned down a new deal, according to Wednesday’s papers.
NORWICH SLAP £25M PRICE TAG ON STAR MAN
Championship side Norwich City have placed a £25million valuation on their midfield star James Maddison, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the Canaries are hoping to spark a summer bidding war for the 21-year-old, with Chelsea and Spurs both linked.
The report also states that Everton and Manchester City have scouted the England U21 star ‘extensively’ this season, and have come to the conclusion that he is ready to make the jump to the Premier League.
Maddison has bagged 14 goals and amassed 10 assists in a breakthrough season under boss Daniel Farke.
Spurs are also apparently in the hunt for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and may have to pay above £25m to get him.
AND THE REST
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, 20, has turned down a £90,000-a-week offer from the Premier League leaders and the Brazilian will wait until the summer to discuss new terms (Mail)
Manchester United will seek information on what happened between Jose Mourinho and former Chelsea duo Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah before making a call on Luke Shaw’s future (Express)
Barcelona’s France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 24, refused to answer a question about joining Manchester United this summer as he holds discussions with the Catalans about a new contract (Mirror)
Manchester City are eyeing a club-record £75m summer move for Real Madrid’s Spain midfielder Isco, 25 (Sun)
Everton have set their sights on Shakhtar Donetsk’s Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca, 45, as a replacement for current boss Sam Allardyce. The Toffees are believed to want a younger man at the helm (Mirror)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is angry with England for the way they “managed” midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, during his time on international duty. Wilshere was injured in training but is expected to be fit for Stoke’s visit to the Emirates on Sunday (Star)
England will only have one opportunity to play with the official World Cup Adidas football before this summer’s tournament because of the FA’s commercial commitments to Nike (Times)
Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor, 31, will end his 17-year association with the club this summer, even if they are promoted to the Premier League (Telegraph)
Aston Villa defender John Terry is yet to decide if he will play on next season even if Steve Bruce’s side are promoted to the Premier League (Daily Express)