Two Manchester United players have growing frustrations and want assurances over their futures, while Liverpool’s stance on Jurgen Klopp’s future has been revealed – all in Tuesday’s transfer gossip.
MAN UTD DUO SEEK CRUNCH TALKS
Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly want assurances over their futures at Man Utd amid doubts over their contracts, according to The Sun.
Cavani has made a decent impact since joining United as a free agent in the summer. However, the fact that he only signed a one-year contract puts his future in doubt.
United have the option to extend that deal by a further year, but it is not yet clear what their plans are.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Cavani was already eyeing his next move. The Uruguay international fancies a return to South America to join Argentine side Boca Juniors.
According to the Daily Mail, United are ready to hold talks with him following those reports. But The Sun paint a different picture of the situation.
They claim that Cavani wants to know what United’s intentions are for next season in terms of who will be leading the line.
They have been linked once again with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, for example. Such a move would push Cavani down the pecking order.
The 34-year-old still wants to play regularly, so would have to consider his options in that event. But if United can reassure him that he will get gametime, he could yet stay.
In fact, it is claimed that Cavani is “keen” to stay. However, he is not happy that United have not held talks with him until learning of interest from elsewhere.
Bailly unhappy with gametime
Meanwhile, Bailly has seen his role in defence reduced in recent years due to injuries. He has made just seven starts in the Premier League this season.
The Ivorian’s contract has one more year left on it than Cavani’s. But that still puts United in a perilous position, as if they decide they don’t want him any more, they would have to sell him this summer to avoid losing him for free.
The Sun cite a dressing room source who claims Bailly does not feel trusted by Solskjaer. What’s more, he thinks he is being treated unfairly.
Therefore, he is seriously considering his future.
LIVERPOOL CONFIDENT WITH KLOPP
Liverpool’s owners retain full confidence in manager Jurgen Klopp. (The Times)
Real Madrid are hoping to offload Gareth Bale on a permanent basis in the summer thanks to his positive form with Tottenham. (Daily Mail)
Man Utd will make Dean Henderson their number one goalkeeper next season. However, they don’t want David De Gea to be second-choice, so will try to sell him – possibly to PSG. (90min)
Kingsley Coman has rejected a first offer of a contract extension with Bayern Munich. He has been linked with Manchester United in the past. (Kicker)
Arsenal could make a move for former Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi when his contract with Marseille expires at the end of the season. However, he could yet renew with the French side. (Le10Sport)
AGENT OFFERING ARSENAL STAR AROUND
Marcus Rashford did not suffer ligament damage during Manchester United’s win over Manchester City. (Daily Telegraph)
Leeds United star Raphinha has become Man Utd’s top target for the summer. (Todofichajes)
TOTTENHAM RECEIVE LOAN REQUEST
Norwich have asked Tottenham if they can keep Oliver Skipp on loan for another season. (Football Insider)
West Ham captain Mark Noble has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the club. (Evening Standard)
Benfica have sent a contract offer to former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who left Atletico Madrid in December. (Goal)
Celtic have made a move to beat Tottenham to the signing of Wigan striker Kyle Joseph as they look to arrange a pre-contract agreement. (Football Insider)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Several Newcastle United players do not have relegation clauses in their contracts. That makes the prospect of going down even more worrying. (The Times)
Football’s lawmakers could allow referees’ discussions with VAR to be heard by fans. (The Sun)
Meanwhile, IFAB have also told referees they can book players for screaming if it is an attempt to deceive them. (Daily Mail)
New Barcelona president Joan Laporta expects Philippe Coutinho to leave the club in the summer. (AS)