CHELSEA and Tottenham Hotspur are among the Premier League clubs making today’s back pages, as speculation hots up ahead of the opening of the summer transfer window.
The name of Diego Costa has been linked with Jose Mourinho’s Blues for some time, but a more surprising rumour could be about to hit Tottenham hard.
A deal to take Costa to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid has been agreed, with £50m the price, according to Metro.
Mateo Kovacic has played down speculation linking him with a move to England, insisting his future is with Inter Milan – Sky SportsSpurs could lose midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has hinted he may leave White Hart Lane in the summer. (Daily Express)
Tottenham are resigned to losing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, and have targeted West Bromwich Albion’s Ben Foster as his replacement. (Daily Mirror)
Rio Ferdinand – out of contract in the summer – wants to stay at Manchester United. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United loanee Loic Remy has no intention of joining the Magpies permanently. (The Sun)
Fulham manager Felix Magath has targeted two Bundesliga players, with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alex Meier and and Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez on his shopping list. (The Sun)