Real Madrid will haul the forward back from Juventus this summer by activating their £23.6m buy-back option on the lethal hitman, 23. They plan to then sell him on to a Premier League club and are hoping to make a profit in excess of £10m. Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all fancy their chances
It doesn’t look like Mario Gotze is going to be a Bayern Munich player for much longer, as the Bundesliga season draws to a close. His struggles with the German champions have been well documented, and a summer transfer is expected. A host of clubs would love to sign the 23-year-old attacking midfielder, but it
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Chelsea striker Diego Costa could be on his way to the Chinese Super League. Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte is confident of beating Manchester United to the signing of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, which would pave the way for the Spaniard’s exit. (Daily Mirror) Blues
“This is the most frustrating team I’ve worked with”
“This is the most frustrating team I’ve worked with,” he said. “Everybody at the club, the players included but especially myself, the staff and fans, see fantastic performances from individuals one week and you think ‘that’s what they can do.’
Russell Slade believes Anthony Pilkington can have a career as a striker after his double put Cardiff in reach of the Sky Bet Championship play-offs. Pilkington has moved from the wing to play up front for the Bluebirds in recent weeks and has scored three in his last three appearances.
Two penalties from Pilkington clinched
Here is a selection of stories from Sunday’s papers… Newcastle and Arsenal are both interested in signing Michael Carrick from Manchester United, when his contract expires. (Sunday Express) Barcelona are interested in signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, although the Foxes are planning to more than double his wages in an attempt to keep him at the King Power