Football rumours from the media

PA Sport Staff
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What the papers say

David Silva is believed to be set to see out the rest of Manchester City’s season. The Times reports that, although the 34-year-old midfielder’s contract expires on June 30, he is understood to be willing to sign an extension in order to bring his 10th season at the club to a proper conclusion.

Chelsea may have hit a roadblock in their pursuit of Napoli forward Dries Mertens. According to the Daily Mail, the 33-year-old Belgian would prefer to stay in Italy rather than move to England and the Premier League once his contract runs out in the summer.

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Manchester United’s Angel Gomes is yet to sign a new contract with the club (Martin Rickett/PA)

The Manchester Evening News says Manchester United have yet to come to terms on a new contract with 19-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes. The England Under-20 representative is reportedly holding out over doubts on whether he can break into the club’s first team and the Red Devils’ pursuit of similarly-aged players.

One of those players is rumoured to be Schalke’s 19-year-old winger Rabbi Matondo. The Manchester Evening News also reports that the Welshman is being eyed as a potential transfer target if the club fails to sign 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho.

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Che Adams: The Southampton striker is set to be put on the summer transfer market for £10m or less, according to Football Insider.

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Leeds United could soon be ready to pounce on Tottenham’s Juan Foyth (John Walton/PA)

Juan Foyth: Football Insider also reports that Leeds would be willing to make a move for the 22-year-old Tottenham defender if they are promoted to the Premier League.