What the papers say West Ham are set to make a surprise bid for Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite, even though the striker only joined Barcelona in February. The Daily Mail reports the Hammers want the former Middlesbrough and Leganes striker to add firepower to their attack as they face Premier League relegation. The 28-year-old joined the Catalan giants for £15 million, and after appearing just three times without scoring a goal the club are willing to let him go for a similar amount.
What the papers say Manchester United might use Paul Pogba, 27, as bait to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus. The Holland international has not impressed since signing with the Italian giants last summer for £67.5million from Ajax. The Daily Star reports the centre-back, 20, has started just 15 Serie A matches amid knee and shoulder injuries, making him a prospect for United as they look to offload Pogba to his desired destination of Turin and recruit some young talent.
What the papers say Jack Grealish‘s recent off-field trouble may turn out to be a positive for James Maddison, according to the Daily Star. The paper says Manchester United had been prepared to pay up to £70million for Aston Villa captain Grealish, 24, but after his recent indiscretion the club may attempt to sign 23-year-old England midfielder Maddison from Leicester instead.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith believes there is room for Jack Grealish and James Maddison with England.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful James Maddison will soon sign a new contract that will end speculation of a summer switch away from the Foxes.
Daniel Farke says Norwich can take inspiration from Leicester’s great escape in the 2014-15 campaign, but knows they must start performing better.
What the papers say Raheem Sterling will stay at Manchester City despite the looming threat of a two-year European football ban for the club, reports the Daily Mirror. Real Madrid are reported to be keen to snare the England forward for £150million in the wake of the sanction, but the 25-year-old will not be leaving Pep Guardiola’s side, according to the paper.
What the papers say Juventus are the latest club to show interest in Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham, the Daily Mail reports. The 16-year-old has attracted the attention of major clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Now the Italian giants are being linked to the youngster, with the club having had strong English links in the past through the likes of Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Patrice Evra. Bellingham cannot be offered a professional contract by Birmingham until his 17th birthday in June, and currently earns £145 per week as a scholar at St Andrew’s.
What the papers say Liverpool have joined the list of clubs eager to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the Daily Mail reports. Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have so far featured in speculation about the £100million-rated 19-year-old’s future home. But now Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly hoping his connections with his old club Dortmund help him land one of football’s hottest commodities in the summer.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has urged the critics to lay off James Maddison.
What the papers say Speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United has been reignited by a public appearance linked to a prominent figure connected to the club by Mauricio Pochettino. The Daily Mail has published photos of the former Tottenham boss at the Brentford-Leeds match on Tuesday night, nearby United PR man Neil Ashton. The pair did not sit together, but Pochettino walked into the seating area at Griffin Park just in front of Ashton, who heads a PR firm for whom United are a major client.
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The first Premier League winter break will be split over two weekends, giving players, managers and fans some time to recharge their batteries for the run-in.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is to seek clarification as to why his side were not awarded what he claims was “the clearest handball you will see” during his side’s Carabao Cup defeat at Aston Villa.
Aston Villa reached their first league cup final for a decade with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Leicester in the second leg of their semi-final at Villa Park.
Leicester suffered another home stumble in their bid for Champions League football next season as Southampton erased memories of their 9-0 mauling by the Foxes in October with a 2-1 victory.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been forced to reiterate to clubs hoping to prise away James Maddison that the playmaker is not for sale.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is out to avoid more semi-final heartbreak at the hands of Jack Grealish.
English players and clubs rank highly in a new list of estimated transfer values released by a respected international football research group.
Brendan Rodgers has urged Leicester to make more history and reach the Carabao Cup final.
Former Don James Maddison did not feel heartened by Chelsea resting several of their star names and insists his Norwich side deserve “a pat on the back” after a goalless draw at Carrow Road.
Norwich have confirmed James Maddison will not return to Aberdeen.
Derek McInnes today claimed he aims to secure quality in the transfer window - with Celtic's Ryan Christie the first addition.
Loan star James Maddison has returned to training with his parent club Norwich City.
James Maddison has returned to Norwich following the end of his loan deal with Aberdeen.
It's been another eventful year for the Dons.
Aberdeen today received a major boost with Norwich attacker James Maddison's loan extended until the end of the season.
Dons boss Derek McInnes says he will take James Maddison to task if he feels he deserved his booking for simulation in their 2-1 win over Hamilton.
James Maddison says he would be delighted to stay at Pittodrie until the end of the season.
Dons boss Derek McInnes today insisted loan star James Maddison will not be fazed by rough treatment.