Paper Talk: Costa-Martinez swap talk, Poch’s new deal

Date published: Saturday 30th January 2016 10:12

Diego Costa: Linked with Atleti return

Atletico Madrid want Diego Costa to return and will offer Jackson Martinez, while Mauricio Pochettino is in line for a new Spurs deal. 


Atletico Madrid want Diego Costa to return and are prepared to offer Jackson Martinez in return, according to The Sun.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone is desperate to get Costa back on board the tabloid tells us the deal is “unlikely to happen” because neither player will be eligible to play in Europe.

It’s a story that The Sun have run before. Earlier this month they suggested Martinez, who has not settled into life in Madrid after his summer move from Porto, would be used as a make-weight in the Costa return to the Vincente Calderon.

But as they paper admit, with Monday’s deadline approaching the swap deal is not going to happen.



A Daily Mirror exclusive claims Tottenham are ready to reward manager Mauricio Pochettino with a new deal amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

The 43-year-old is in line for a improved new deal after shaping Tottenham into title contenders and chairman Daniel Levy is keen to make sure Pochettino is not lured away from White Hart Lane.

Poch still has three and a half years on his contract and reportedly earns around £3.5million a year, but that will be significantly increased to ward off potential suitors.

The Spurs boss laughed off talk of a move to Chelsea at his press conference on Friday and reaffirmed his commitment to Spurs.


Chelsea forward Loic Remy, 29, is set to move to Leicester City in a transfer worth £11.5m. (Star)

Leicester are in talks over a £12m deal for AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang, 21. (Corriere delle Sera)

Milan have rejected the approach from Leicester and have insisted that the France Under-21 international is not for sale. (Guardian)

Newcastle will not be able to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, as the Baggies do not want to sell him to another club near the bottom of the Premier League. (Express & Star)

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says Gary Cahill is not for sale, despite him only starting five games in the past two months. (London Evening Standard)

Watford are prepared to pay Liverpool £3m to sign 19-year-old striker Jerome Sinclair and spend £4m on Fiorentina’s 28-year-old defensive midfielder Mario Suarez.(Star)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone wants to swap 29-year-old striker Jackson Martinez for Chelsea’s 27-year-old forward Diego Costa. (Sun)

Aston Villa midfielder Charles N’Zogbia, 29, is refusing to leave the club cheaply and is prepared to see out his £63,000-a-week contract, despite only making two substitute appearances this season.(Mirror)

Real Madrid are poised to announce football’s first £1bn kit deal. The contract would see them earn £106m each year of a decade-long deal with Adidas.(Telegraph)

Swansea have offered Crystal Palace £7m for striker Dwight Gayle, 26, with a view to bolstering their attempt to stay in the Premier League. (Mail)

Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, will be given the opportunity to stay at the club beyond the end of his playing career in either a coaching or ambassadorial role. (Times)

Newcastle are close to signing Atletico Madrid full-back Guilherme Siqueira, 29, on loan. (Sky Sports)

Everton midfielder Aiden McGeady, 29, is mulling over a move to Sevilla following initial loan offers from Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday. (Guardian)

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, 28, is attracting interest from West Ham. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa’s attempt to sign Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic from Hadjuk Split has failed after a work permit application for the 25-year-old was rejected. (Express)

Hull City are set to sign Slovakia goalkeeper Dusan Kuciak, 30, from Legia Warsaw for £250,000 and complete a loan move for Manchester United striker Nick Powell, 21. (Hull Daily Mail)

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