“We have almost two more weeks training before then with the manager and him drilling his philosophy. We have to be positive.” Benitez has turned to a little-known former Forest Green forward to help Newcastle rediscover their goal threat. Glasgow-born Allan Russell hopes to work his magic with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse,
West Brom are keeping a close eye on Werder Bremen midfielder Florian Grillitsch as they weigh up a summer swoop. The Austrian has worked his way into the Werder senior side this season having come through the club’s youth system and has impressed the Weserstadion faithful, making 22 appearances in all competitions.
The 20-year-old’s form
Here is this morning’s transfer gossip from the newspapers and online… French champions Paris St-Germain are lining up a £50m move for Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, as they look to replace out-of-contract Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Sun) Liverpool and Arsenal are set to compete for the £31m signing of Bayern Munich’s Germany midfielder Mario Gotze,