Gossip column: Man Utd want Shaw – more on Agger, Kroos, Van Gaal, Pochettino
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Everton and Newcastle United are set to compete to sign Manchester City’s ex-Toffees midfielder Jack Rodwell, 23, this summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/everton-newcastle-set-transfer-battle-3576770
Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 24, is “open to all proposals” including a possible move, according to his agent.
Full story: Inside Futbol http://www.insidefutbol.com/2014/05/20/were-open-to-proposals-moussa-sissoko-eyeing-newcastle-exit-door/141509/?
Jack Rodwell featured just 10 times for Manchester City in the 2013-14 season
Ashley Cole, 33, could be poised to join Real Madrid after the Spanish giants reportedly offered the out-of-contract Chelsea defender a two-year deal worth £10m.
Full story: Metro http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/20/real-madrid-swoop-for-chelseas-ashley-cole-with-two-year-contract-offer-4734584/
Southampton’s 18-year-old left-back Luke Shaw is set to become the first signing of the Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United.
Full story: Daily Star http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/379768/Luke-Shaw-on-the-brink-of-becoming-the-first-signing-of-the-Louis-Van-Gaal-era-at-Man-Utd
Meanwhile, United have agreed a deal to sign attacking midfielder Toni Kroos from Van Gaal’s former club Bayern Munich, with an agreement in principle for the 24-year-old.
Full story: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/477161/Man-Utd-agree-deal-with-Bayern-Munich-for-Toni-Kroos?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-express-football-news+%28Daily+Express+%3A%3A+Football+Feed%29
Van Gaal has highlighted only four players he believes are good enough to be certain of their places at Manchester United.
Full story: Daily Star http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/379747/EXCLUSIVE-Louis-Van-Gaal-only-rates-FOUR-Man-Utd-stars-and-is-preparing-huge-overhaul
The new United manager could make PSV Eindhoven’s Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, 20, one of his first signings.
Full story: Sun (subscription required) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5639766/Louis-van-Gaal-interested-in-Memphis-Depay.html
Toni Kroos was a target for ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes
Swansea City want to sign Sunderland’s out-of-contract Jack Colback, with the 24-year-old midfielder keen on the move.
Full story: Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sunderlands-jack-colback-transfer-target-3578688
Everton and Hull are targeting QPR striker Charlie Austin, 24, who has scored 17 goals in the Championship this season.
Full story: Sun (subscription required) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5640051/Charlie-Austin-wanted-by-Everton-and-Hull-from-QPR.html
Tom Ince says it would be a dream to follow in his father Paul’s footsteps and play for Inter Milan. Ince, 23, who finished the season on loan at Crystal Palace, is out of contract at Blackpool and is also wanted by Monaco and Swansea.
Full story: Sun (subscription required) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5639820/Tom-Ince-eyes-dream-Inter-Milan-move.html OTHER GOSSIP
Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard, 35, is close to agreeing a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/477070/EXCLUSIVE-Double-trouble-Frank-Lampard-set-to-stay-with-John-Terry-at-Chelsea
Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez admits there is uncertainty among the club’s players over the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is a reported target for Tottenham.
Full story: Talksport http://talksport.com/football/exclusive-rodriguez-admits-its-air-southampton-squad-wait-pochettino-future-14052092071
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will give striker Darren Bent, 30, another chance next season. Bent has been on loan at Fulham, but will be needed as up-for-sale Villa look to make the most of the players they have got.
Full story: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2634299/Darren-Bent-set-brought-cold-Aston-Villa-boss-Paul-Lambert.html
Former Portugal star Luis Figo says he doubts Spain can successfully defend the World Cup this summer and expects host nation Brazil to triumph.
Full story: Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2014/may/20/luis-figo-spain-win-world-cup-2014-video
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is a surprise candidate for the West Brom job. Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is also in the running.
Full story: Sun (subscription required) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5639997/Russell-Slade-a-contender-for-West-Brom-managers-job.html
Jack Colback will be out of contract at Sunderland this summer
Glenn Hoddle, who has not worked as a manager since he left the Baggies’ rivals Wolves in 2006, is also being considered.
Full story: Daily Star http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/379809/West-Brom-could-turn-to-former-England-boss-Glenn-Hoddle-after-sacking-Pepe
Denmark coach Martin Olsen says Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 29, could be a “frustrated and irritated captain” because of his lack of first-team football at Anfield this season.
Full story: Inside Futbol http://www.insidefutbol.com/2014/05/20/hell-become-frustrated-and-irritated-denmark-coach-warns-liverpool-over-non-playing-daniel-agger/141481/?
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka will not need to oversee a clearout of players as he prepares for his first full season in English football.
Full story: Northern Echo http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/football/11225638._/?
Every Premier League club could receive a share of the £50m fine Uefa has handed Manchester City for breaching financial fair play rules.
Full story: Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/10844986/Premier-League-clubs-could-receive-money-from-Manchester-Citys-50m-FFP-fine.html
Sunderland forward Connor Wickham is targeting a place in the England squad next season and the 21-year-old hopes manager Gus Poyet gives him the chance to play first-team football every week.
Full story: Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/connor-wickham-i-need-to-be-in-the-team-every-week-and-prove-i-am-no-flash-in-the-pan-9406454.html AND FINALLY
Former Wigan Athletic and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard believes he received better coaching in non-league football than under ex-England manager Fabio Capello.
Full story: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2634265/Jimmy-Bullard-got-better-coaching-non-League-Fabio-Postman-Pat-Capello-England.html
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