LIVERPOOL AND SPURS LINKED WITH VARDY
Leicester’s in-form England striker Jamie Vardy is attracting the interest of Tottenham and Liverpool, according to ESPNsources.
The 28-year-old is the Premier League’s leading marksman with 10 goals after scoring in a seventh successive game in Leicester’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Sunday Mirror and Sunday People also claim the England frontman is being watched by Spurs, but there is no mention of Liverpool from the tabloids.
ESPN however, claim both clubs are “keeping a close eye” on Vardy, but the details are thin onthe ground to say the least.
HAZARD TEMPTED BY CHELSEA EXIT
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard could be tempted to leave Chelsea after the deterioration of his relationship with Jose Mourinho, according to the Sunday papers.
The Daily Star Sundayhas been told that Hazard is “disappointed and surprised at the way his relationship with Mourinho has changed this season”. They claim that has led to talk that Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City have been alertedthat he may be willing to move on.
Meanwhile,The Sun on Sunday plump for the other super power of European football and suggest that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to prize Hazard away from Stamford Bridge. They suggest the French giants will offer £75million for the Belgian in January and are willing to top his £200,000-a-week wages.
Hazard has not found the form of last season and Mourinho dropped him last weekend after reportedly telling last season’s Player of the Year that he needed to work harder. But the 24-year-old returned in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham and the chances of him being allowed to move on seem pretty slim.
ARSENAL SEND ‘SPIES’ TO WATCH SANE
In an exclusive in theSunday People Neil Moxley reports that Arsenal had “spies” in Germany this week watching Schalke starlet Leroy Sane.
The spies that Moxley refers are probably the Gunners’ club scouts sent to watch the 19-year-old, who has a contract with the Bundesliga side until June 2017.
The reports states that forward has agreed a five-year deal with Schalke and is tipped to break into the German senior squad in the nextfew months.
The 19-year-old scored against Sparta Praguein the Europa League on Thursday – his fourth goal for the Gelsenkirchen-based side – and he has scored three times in three appearances for the German Under-21 side.
He is most definitely one of the hottest prospects around in the Bundesliga and there will likely be a scramble to acquire his services if he becomes available.
AND THE REST
Arsenal are preparing a new two-year contract extension for manager Arsene Wenger to keep him at the Emirates until 2019. (Sunday Mirror)
Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has given Chelsea and Manchester City hope of signing the Juventus midfielder by saying the 22-year-old France international does not have an agreement to join Barcelona in place. (Le10 Sport via Sunday Express)
Spurs are also leading the chase for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, although Everton and Leicester are also interested in the 19-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood, whose side suffered a sixth successive defeat on Saturday, will discover whether he remains in ajob before the start of next week. (Birmingham Mail)
New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to discuss Mario Balotelli’s future with the Italianstriker’s agent Mino Raiola. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, has been anonymously reported to police for drinking champagne on the pitch while celebrating his country qualifying for Euro 2016. (Mail on Sunday)
Arsenal are hoping to entice Patrick Vieira back to north London and groom him to succeed Arsene Wenger. (Sunday Mirror).
Liverpool are to open contract talks with right-back Connor Randall. (Daily Mail)
Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez is wanted by Italian clubs ahead of the January transfer window, according to his agent. (Daily Mail)
Swansea are watching Burnley defender Michael Keane. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham have stepped up their interest in £10million Belgium international striker Laurent Depoitre. (Sunday People)
Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Serbia Under-21 midfielder Marko Grujic of Red Star Belgrade. (Daily Star Sunday)
PSG are preparing a £40m move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. (Daily Star Sunday)
LIVERPOOL AND SPURS LINKED WITH VARDY