December 27

Costa set for £650,000-a-week China deal, Giggs to become Boro boss? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Chelsea striker Diego Costa is understood to be on the brink of a stunning £75million move to Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian this summer. The 28-year-old could become the best paid player in the world after reportedly being offered a £650,000-a-week deal after tax. (Daily Record)Ryan Giggs is on the shortlist to become the next permanent manager of Middlesbrough. The Welsh legend is searching for his first top job in the game after leaving his position as assistant manager at Manchester United last summer. (The Sun)Manchester United are now targeting Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak as their next goalkeeper, if David De Gea does eventually join Real Madrid in the summer. (Independent)Bournemouth hope to sign John Terry and Jermain Defoe this summer. Eddie Howe wants the vastly experienced pair to help guide his young squad and will also look to add Chelsea’s Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake. (Daily Mail)Chelsea will listen to offers for Brazilian star Willian this summer. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, a fan of the free-kick expert, is likely to be first in the queue, with the club having already made enquiries. (Daily Express)Chelsea are set to move for Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale. The Premier League leaders inquired about the former Fulham keeper in January when Asmir Begovic was looking to leave to find regular football elsewhere. The deal stalled but Chelsea can land the 31-year-old this summer without a fee as his contract runs out at the Seagulls, who have won promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Express)Demarai Gray is set for a make-or-break summer at Leicester City as the winger considers his future after a season of limited opportunities, with the 20-year-old desperate to play more first-team football to further his career. (Guardian)Tom Heaton is a summer target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle. The Burnley and England keeper has delivered another solid season for Sean Dyche who will fight to keep one of his key players. (The Sun)Newcastle have joined the race to sign highly-rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. Liverpool and Arsenal are also interested. (Daily Star)And here are the latest headlines…?Top Rugby Union referee Nigel Owens joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to have his say on plans to trial ‘sin bins’ in English football Arsenal will face competition from Valencia if they want to sign Malaga midfielder Pablo Fornals this summerAtletico Madrid have prioritised the signing of France international Alexandre Lacazette, amid interest from Liverpool and ArsenalAtletico Madrid have prioritised the signing of France international Alexandre Lacazette, amid interest from Liverpool and ArsenalFrench champions Paris Saint-Germain have made Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez a transfer prioritylast_img read more