Inter Milan hotshot Mauro Icardi may be set to leave the San Siro this summer, while England are considering Sam Allardyce as next boss...
Inter Milan hotshot Mauro Icardi may be set to leave the San Siro this summer, while England are considering Sam Allardyce as next boss according to Monday morning’s papers.
Icardi ‘Up For Sale’ According To Agent
Tottenham target Mauro Icardi is available this season, according to his wife and agent Wanda Icardi.
Calciomercato stated yesterday that Inter had rejected a bid from rivals Juventus for the striker, and that Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham were interested.
Speaking about Icardi’s future at Inter, Wanda told calciomercato.com: “From what I can see, Inter have put Icardi up for sale.
“There are many clubs interested. We will evaluate the situation with all due respect for everyone.
“Mauro would be very sad to leave Inter, but we’ve understood the club’s economic situation and evidently they cannot hold Icardi back.
“There is no release clause in his contract and we hope Inter won’t ask for a sum that is outside the market value, but rather suited to his contract.”
The 23-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, is contracted with the nerazzurri until 2019.
Janssen Arrives For Spurs Medicals
Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen was poised to finalise his £17million transfer to Tottenham today after travelling to London for a medical.
Having confirmed last week that a move to the Premier League is “really close”, Janssen flew into London yesterday, where he was joined by agents Patrick van Diemen and Louis Laros. He is expected to be in the capital until Tuesday to put the finishing touches to the deal.
Standard Sport understands that AZ Alkmaar, who had refused to come to the negotiating table earlier this month, now expect a deal for the 22-year-old to be announced this week.
Janssen was the top scorer in last season’s Eredivisie with 27 goals and is expected to provide backup to Harry Kane. Mauricio Pochettino spent much of last season with the England international as his only out-and-out striker and was forced to rely on attacking midfielders such as Heung-min Son for striking cover.
Palace Close In On Benteke
Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has reportedly agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace – despite the two clubs yet to agree on a fee.
According to the Daily Mirror, Benteke is desperate to leave Liverpool and has therefore agreed a salary and contract length with Palace.
The hope is that a move could be completed this week, although the two clubs are yet to agree on a transfer fee.
Liverpool understandably would like to recoup much of the £32.5m fee they paid for Benteke last summer, and while Palace’s opening bid of £25million was rejected, they are thought to be mulling over a second offer as the Reds wait to see if anyone ups that approach.
With Andros Townsend, Bakary Sako, Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha, Benteke would be confident of the type of service from wide areas on which he thrives.
Tottenham are set to miss out on Mario Gotze to Borussia Dortmund (Daily Mirror)
Joe Hart will be under immediate pressure to keep his first-team place at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola with German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen now expected to join this month (Daily Mail)
Lionel Messi is considering a Barcelona exit in 2018, when his current deal with the Camp Nou club comes to an end, as recent events have made him assess his future (Cadena Cope)
Georginio Wijnaldum is set to plead with Newcastle not to price him out of a move to Tottenham (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea are in pole position to sign Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel (Star)
Arsenal have no intention of selling Alexis Sanchez this summer, according to Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta (Daily Mail)
Carlos Bacca’s agent will meet with West Ham on Tuesday to discuss the Milan striker’s possible move to Upton Park this summer (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
If Romelu Lukaku leaves Everton this summer, Ronald Koeman will sign Arek Milik as his successor. The 22-year-old has also attracted interest from several Serie A clubs (Liverpool Echo)
Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is stalling on a move to Bournemouth – despite the clubs agreeing a £15m fee – as he waits to hear other offers (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea’s players will return to training today braced for the hardest pre-season of their careers as Antonio Conte starts work at the club (The Times)
Chelsea are hoping to lure Lazio winger Anderson to Stamford Bridge fornext season (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal have not lodged a bid for Alexandre Lacazette, and the 25-year-old striker is likely to stay on in Ligue 1 next season (Daily Mail)
Chelsea fear Everton are poised to drive up the price for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Daily Mirror)
Everton have made an inquiry for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, a player Chelsea have already tabled a bid for (Daily Mail)
The Football Association is intent on appointing an English successor to Roy Hodgson as England manager with Sam Allardyce and Eddie Howe the leading candidates (The Telegraph)
Watford are closing on the signing of Napoli defender Juan Camilo Zuniga, with talks ongoing over a £1m deal (Daily Mail)
Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis is in talks over a return to French football with Marseille (Daily Mail)