Liverpool and Arsenal look to have been dealt a blow in the race to sign Nicolas Tagliafico after the Ajax star’s agent seemed to hint that a move to Italy could be on the cards.
Football.London claims Tagliafico has rejected Ajax’s offer of a new contract and his representative Ricardo Schlieper has said the defender is now prepared to move on.
The Argentine defender has progressed to the semi-final of the Champions League after his side’s victory over Juventus and will now face Spurs but he was of a number of stars expected to leave in the summer.
The 26-year-old’s agent noted that Ajax ‘do not want to sell’ but that does not seemed to have deterred the representative from speculating over his client’s future.
Manchester United are prepared to cash in on Romelu Lukaku this summer, reports The Telegraph .
Inter Milan, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich are said to be monitoring the 25-year-old former Chelsea striker.
It comes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares to overhaul the squad at Old Trafford in readiness for a fresh crack at silverware next season.
Lukaku, who joined United from Everton for £75 million in July 2017, has seen Marcus Rashford promoted ahead of him.
Meanwhile, United duo Paul Pogba and David de Gea want pay rises, according to The Times .
It follows United’s Champions League quarter final exit to Barcelona.
United are sixth in the Premier League and failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League could see each player’s salary cut by 25 per cent.
WHERE THERE’S A WIL
Wilfried Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace – and pursue his dream of playing in the Champions League, says The Mirror .
The winger has been a standout performer for the struggling Eagles this season, notching eight goals and eight assists in 30 Premier League games.
Zaha has hero status at Selhurst Park, having come through the ranks at the club and he returned home in 2015 following a tough spell with Manchester United .
But he has never hidden his ambition to succeed at a top European club, and has now revealed that he is ready to have a second go at making it at the highest level.
HOLD YOUR NERVE
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists the Premier League title shootout has come down to a battle of nerves.
Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, while the Reds travel to Cardiff City.
Carragher’s former club are top, two points better off than City, but have played a game more.
Writing in The Telegraph, he said: “The Premier League title race has ceased to be solely about ability. Now it is primarily about the psychology of Manchester City and Liverpool .
“One club is buzzing preparing for a Champions League semi-final, trying to feed off their winning momentum. The other is fighting against the prospect of a demoralising European setback having domestic repercussions.
“Assessing the mood of the two clubs in midweek, you would not believe it is City that has already won one trophy this year, reached the final of another competition and remain favourites to win the Premier League.”