Transfer Rumours and Paper Review – Monday, May 2: Arsenal will NOT sack Wenger, Liverpool close in on Monaco starlet?

2 May

Here are Monday morning’s rumours from the paper and online…


Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink, whose team face Tottenham in a key Premier League encounter on Monday, has questioned whether Spurs have the fight to remain in the title race. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to lead the club into their new 61,000-capacity stadium in 2018-19 as champions. (The Sun)

Despite recent protests from fans and disappointing results this term, Arsene Wenger will retain complete control of all player and football staff matters at Arsenal next season. (Telegraph)

Liverpool have opened negotiations to sign Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, 20, this summer. (L’Equipe)

Watford and Southampton are monitoring Wales winger Hal Robson-Kanu, 26, who has postponed talks about a new deal with Reading(Daily Mirror)

Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, 22, has admitted he is flattered to be linked with a transfer to Tottenham, but says Spanish football is more suited to his style of play. (London Evening Standard)

Manager Quique Sanchez Flores says Watford owner Gino Pozzo needs a five-year plan if the club are to thrive in the top flight. (Daily Telegraph)

Ukraine winger and Liverpool target Andriy Yarmolenko, 26, will not be allowed to leave Dynamo Kiev for “clubs like Everton and Stoke City”, says club president Ihor Surkis. (UNIAN)

Cristiano Ronaldo is rated 50-50 to play for Real Madrid against Manchester City in Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final. (The Sun)

West Brom forward Jonathan Leko, the first player born in 1999 to start a Premier League game, will be sent out on loan next season by manager Tony Pulis. (The Times)

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, sent off at Manchester United on Sunday, could face an increased ban for his reaction to referee Michael Oliver’s decision. (The Times)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…

Leicester star Jamie Vardy named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year

Claudio Ranieri reveals he will NOT watch Tottenham versus Chelsea, and will take 96-year-old mother to lunch in Italy instead

LISTEN: Jurgen Klopp explains the benefit of Liverpool losing to Swansea

Manchester United’s draw with Leicester was one of the best performances of the season says Louis van Gaal

WATCH: Villarreal’s two goals as they warm up for Liverpool clash with win v Valencia

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