Regional paper talk: Man City to hand Phil Foden long-term deal
Last Updated: 01/03/18 12:02am
Back-page headlines and transfer rumours from Wednesday's regional newspapers.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United have extended Ashley Young and Daley Blind's deals until 2019.
Jose Mourinho reportedly wants United's hierarchy to hurry up and hand new contracts to both Anthony Martial and Marcos Rojo.
United have been given a boost after Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino cast more doubt on Toby Alderweireld's future at the north London club by insisting the defender will not play in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus next week.
Man City are set to offer exciting young midfielder Phil Foden a long-term deal when he turns 18 in May.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed he is eligible to begin his managerial career within the next few months.
Spurs midfielder Eric Dier says the club's new signing Lucas Moura has the pace to seriously trouble Premier League defences.
Wales boss Ryan Giggs wants compatriot Aaron Ramsey to make a quick decision over his Arsenal future as his contract at the Emirates nears its final few months.
Real Madrid 'keeper Keylor Navas has reportedly told team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and join Liverpool.
Borussia Dortmund are set to open contract talks with forward Marco Reus, who is understood to be interesting Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the player's former coach at the Bundesliga club.
The agent of Benfica wide man Rafa Silva claims Everton are keen on his client.
Farhad Moshiri is pondering axing boss Sam Allardyce at the end of the season, according to reports, with Marco Silva, Paulo Fonseca, Luis Enrique and Diego Simeone all on the Everton owner's short list to replace the former England boss.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez says he feels sorry for Achraf Lazaar, but the Spaniard cannot save the 26-year-old from his nightmare loan spell at Benevento until the end of the season.
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman admits loanee Ashley Fletcher is struggling for confidence in front of goal, but has backed the 22-year-old to show his potential between now and the end of the campaign.
Under-pressure West Brom boss Alan Pardew is set to stay in charge of the relegation-threatened Baggies for Saturday's visit to Watford.
Pardew, meanwhile, has told the club that he wants to remain as manager even if they are relegated from the Premier League.
Under-fire Birmingham manager Steve Cotterill is expected to complete his normal pre-match media duties ahead of the Blues' clash with Nottingham Forest this weekend.
EXPRESS & STAR
Former West Brom boss Tony Pulis is confident current manager Alan Pardew can cope with the increasing pressure he is facing at The Hawthorns.
Stoke right-back Tom Edwards, 19, has been rewarded for his progress this year by being given a new deal until 2022.
Leicester are reportedly interested in signing Benfica winger Rafa Silva for next season.
Foxes head coach Claude Puel has revealed he cannot guarantee veteran defender Robert Huth, whose contract at the King Power expires this summer, will be given more game time between now and the end of the campaign.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Veteran Swansea midfielder Leon Britton has hinted he would be prepared to leave the Liberty this summer in order to prolong his playing career.
GET WEST LONDON
Former Arsenal forward Luis Boa Morte has joined Chris Coleman's backroom team at Sunderland.
Notts County are not giving up their search for free-agent signings.
THE PINK UN
New Huddersfield midfielder Alex Pritchard claims he is a much better player now than when he left Norwich in January.
Leeds head of recruitment Victor Orta has revealed he has never signed a player without his manager's blessing.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton chairman Ken Anderson says the relegation-threatened Championship club will be hoping to make "at least one more signing" in the coming weeks.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Former England international Chris Kirkland has revealed he could come out of retirement to play again thanks to the help of the PFA.
Former Brighton centre-back Matt Upson thinks the club's business in January will be enough to keep them in the Premier League this season.
Brighton are in talks with up-and-coming defender Ben White about extending the 20-year-old's current deal at the Amex.
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