Steve Cooper

Swansea manager Steve Cooper and Norwich star Max Aarons feature in today’s transfer gossip (Simon Galloway/Nigel French/PA)

Football rumours from the media


What the papers say Swansea manager Steve Cooper is being eyed as a replacement for Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace, The Sun reports. The 73-year-old Hodgson’s contract expires in June, an the Eagles are considering replacements. While they have had an eye on Sean Dyche, he is likely to sign a new deal with Burnley. Aside from some impressive work with Swansea, the 41-year-old Cooper makes appeal as a former ex-England under-17 coach with a strong knowledge of up-and-coming players.