Transfer rumours and paper review: Saturday 26 March – Mourinho to United in £60m pay deal and Lukaku back at Chelsea?

26 Mar

A round-up of the best gossip is here…

Jose Mourinho will become the highest paid manager in football history if he gets the Man United job, with the club reportedly set to offer him a tidy £60m pay packet to take over from Louis van Gaal. (Sun)

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis and his boss Jeremy Peace will discuss his future at the end of the season even though there is a year remaining on his contract. (Mirror)

Tim Sherwood has emerged as a contender to become Derby County’s head coach next season. (Daily Mail)

Antonio Conte is has put Romelu Lukaku at the top of his Chelsea summer transfer plans with the prospective new manager keen to see the 22-year-old return to Stamford Bridge. (Sun)

Everton are interested in signing Ajax’s 26-year-old Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as a replacement for Tim Howard, who is set to return to Major League Soccer. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has offered no guarantees over his Blues future amid interest from Real Madrid(Evening Standard)

Hal Robson-Kanu’s Reading contract is up at the end of the season and Swansea are in pole position to snap the Wales international up. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Chelsea made late attempts to sign 16-year-old attacking midfielder Lucas Patanelli from Independiente, but he is set to join Barcelona instead. (Marca)

Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has backed new boss Rafael Benitez to save the club from relegation. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, who Man City are reportedly considering offering £39m for (see below), has broken his leg and dislocated ankle in France’s Under-21 game against Scotland. (Guardian)


Sven-Goran Eriksson on Germany v England and Marcus Rashford

‘He changed the game’ – Ronald de Boer pays tribute to his legendary former Ajax boss Johan Cruyff on talkSPORT

‘None of the players speak English!’ – Harry Redknapp on taking over as Jordan boss and 8-0 debut win


Leicester star Riyad Mahrez ‘could play for Barcelona one day’ – Xavi

Juventus, Atletico Madrid and West Ham were planning to send scouts to watch Liverpool striker Christian Benteke

Liverpool transfer report: Jurgen Klopp plotting summer raid on Hoffenheim for £14m forward Kevin Volland

West Brom transfer news: Werder Bremen ace Florian Grillitsch emerges as a summer target

Arsenal transfer report: Gunners face fight to keep Mesut Ozil as Barcelona target sensational deal

Manchester City transfer report: Pep Guardiola targets £39m deal for Athletic Bilbao starlet


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