– MANCHESTER BATTLE FOR SKRINIAR?
Manchester United have matched Manchester City’s offer to sign Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar this summer, according to a new report.
Tuttosport claims that Skriniar is in the sights of both Manchester rivals but says Real Madrid and Bayern are also keen on the Slovakia international.
– AGUERO TO SIGN NEW CITY DEAL?
Manchester City have not ruled out handing Sergio Aguero a new contract to keep the Argentine striker at the Etihad until 2022, report The Daily Mirror.
Aguero, the club’s record goalscorer, was expected to move back to his boyhood team, Independiente, in Argentina when his current deal expires at the end of next season.
– SMITH REJECTS TERRY TO BRISTOL CITY IDEA
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has rejected the idea that his assistant John Terry could leave to take the vacant manager’s job at Bristol City.
Lee Johnson was sacked on July 4 after their home defeat to Cardiff saw them go nine matches without a victory and slip down the Sky Bet Championship table.
When asked about the possibility of his No 2 taking over at City, Smith told Sky Sports News: “I have spoken to John and he is fully committed to our cause here at Aston Villa.”
When pushed on whether he could be in line for the role it was still available at the end of the season, Smith added: “I don’t think we can look at the summer, we’ve got to look at now.
– KANE’S FUTURE HANGS ON DERBY RESULT?
The result of today’s North London derby could be pivotal to the future of Harry Kane, report The Sun.
The World Cup Golden Boot winner is ‘growing sick of club’s failure’ according to the headline in the report.
– CHELSEA LINKED WITH LILLE FORWARD
Chelsea have opened talks with Lille about the possibility of signing forward Jonathan Ikone, according toLe 10 Sport.
The 22-year-old, who earned a call-up to the France senior squad earlier in the campaign, is also reportedly interesting Tottenham, Newcastle and Inter Milan.
– WIGAN READY TO OFFLOAD PLAYERS
Wigan are ready to offload several key assets in a bid to tempt buyers following administration, according to The Sun.
The paper claims the crisis club need to raise around £5m to settle bills, with several Premier League clubs ready to pounce.
Leicester and Sheffield United reportedly want young forward Kyle Joseph, while the Foxes are also said to be keen on defender Antonee Robinson.
Celtic and Leeds are also in the running to land attacker Joe Gelhardt this summer, the paper says.