PELLEGRINI TO Stay?
Fascinating lines inside the Guardian this morning, who claim that Manchester City will retain faith in Manuel Pellegrini into subsequent season. That’s err…rather a large contact.
City’s principal challenge when Pellegrini looked like a dead man walking was that there have been no clear choices to replace him for any season ahead of Pep Guardiola becomes available. The imminent availability of Carlo Ancelotti and confirmed availability of Jurgen Klopp answered those inquiries, nevertheless it now seems that Pellegrini may possibly have accomplished adequate to help keep his job.
If that is certainly the case, he’s a very, quite fortunate boy. City could still finish third in the Premier League, were soundly beaten by Barcelona inside the Champions League last 16 and have been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions within the fourth round.
The Guardian claims that four straight victories have enhanced perceptions of Pellegrini at City. Apparently beating QPR, Aston Villa, Spurs and West Ham under certainly no pressure at all is very good enough to maintain your job. Good perform in the event you can get it.
NEW IBE DEAL
Following reading in the papers that there was enormous angst at Jordon Ibe’s stalling over a new Liverpool deal (or the club’s stalling, based on who you believed), it now appears that such pant-wetting was all for nought.
The Daily Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe (normally really dependable on all issues Merseyside) reports that the club have agreed a brand new five-year take care of the winger. Bascombe also says that reaching an agreement with the player has been an easy process for Liverpool mainly because Ibe is represented by his stepfather rather than an agent. That is not the picture painted within the papers yesterday.
There is no mention of figures inside the Telegraph, but prior reports have recommended that the 19-year-old will quadruple his existing ￡6,000-per-week wages.
DE BRUYNE CLOSE TO CITY
Manchester United have currently wrapped up one particular signing in the continent, and neighbours Manchester City might not be far behind. The agent of Kevin de Bruyne confirmed interest from City on Tuesday, plus the wheels seem to become firmly in motion.
The Every day Mirror report that Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain are also considering the midfielder, but that City think they may be in pole position to sign the Belgian for ￡35m.
Jose Mourinho would never ever admit it, but De Bruyne may just be the 1 that got away from Chelsea. He has 15 targets in addition to a ridiculous 24 assists for Wolfsburg this season.
And the REST
Liverpool could target Southampton captain Jose Fonte and reunite him with Dejan Lovren…Bournemouth will go back in for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray this summer…Manchester United are plotting a swoop for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic if David de Gea moves to Actual Madrid…Liverpool and Monaco are tracking AC Milan striker Jeremy Menez, 28, who has netted 16 targets in Serie A this season…United have opened talks to sign Ghana youngster Bernard Mensah, as outlined by the player…Arsenal are poised to beat United to the signature of French youth international striker Yassin Fortune, 16, from Lens…Tony Pulis wants to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley for West Brom…Swansea hope to sign Sweden keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, 25, from Dutch club Heerenveen who price him at around ￡3m…Brighton manager Chris Hughton desires to sign 29-year-old Derby County winger Jamie Ward…Swansea are in talks for a cut-price deal for Twente striker Luc Castaignos…Burnley are set to revive their interest in Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury…Forest are weighing up a move for Newcastle striker Haris Vuckic, 22, who scored nine goals for the duration of a loan spell at Rangers…Everton are keen on Honduras striker Alberth Elis, 19, who plays for Olimpia…Chelsea have presented a brand new five-year contract to England Under-21 striker Patrick Bamford.