Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, March 8

8 Mar

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…


Steve McClaren’s future at Newcastle United remained in a state of damaging limbo on Monday night although the former England coach is expected to be sacked within the next 48 hours. (Guardian)

Newcastle are preparing to contact possible replacements for McClaren — including David Moyes, Rafael Benítez and Nigel Pearson — to gauge their interest in the position. (Daily Telegraph)

It will cost £30 million to prise Jamie Vardy away from Leicester City after the Premier League leaders inserted a buyout clause into their record-breaking striker’s contract. (The Times)

Highly-rated Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante is in line for a new deal to stave off interest from the big guns. The 24-year-old, signed for just £5.6million from Caen on a four-year deal last summer, has made a stunning impact on the Premier League title favourites. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have opened talks with Mauricio Pochettino over a new contract. Boss Pochettino is a man in demand after overseeing a brilliant transformation job at White Hart Lane. Manchester United and Chelsea both have the Argentinian on their wanted lists in their respective searches for a new manager. (Daily Mirror)

Diego Costa is a shock transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain. The French giants have already been linked with a raid for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard. But now the club, who aim to dump Chelsea out of the Champions League for the second year running on Wednesday, have also turned their attention to star striker Costa. (Daily Star)

Max Allegri has ended speculation about his future by insisting: I will be at Juventus next season. The Italian boss has been heavily linked with the Chelsea manager’s job — and even the Real Madrid hotseat. (The Sun)

Liverpool scouts watched Serie A duo Leandro Paredes and Piotr Zielinski over the weekend. The Reds sent their representatives to eye the pair in action for Empoli. (Daily Star)

Southampton misfit Gaston Ramirez says he would consider making his loan move to Middlesbrough permanent if the Teessiders win promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​​

Rangers boss Mark Warburton ‘feels some sympathy’ for Celtic counterpart Ronny Deila

‘It wasn’t a game, it was an EVENT!’ Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle looks back on electric north London derby

‘Benteke has gone down far too easily’ – Former Premier League referee says Liverpool penalty decision was wrong call

Barcelona ready to launch move for Leicester City sensation Riyad Mahrez

Newcastle United and Swansea City monitoring Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini

Everton preparing £23m bid for in-form Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani

French starlet Kylian Mbappe snubs Arsenal and Real Madrid interest by signing Monaco deal

Liverpool winning race to land Belgian wonderkid Samuel Bastien

Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester United joined by Barcelona in battle for French starlet

Napoli join Arsenal and Manchester United in chase for Ajax’s ‘new Bergkamp’

Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak a top summer target for Manchester United

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