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Alan 1:17 Tue Feb 13
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale's agent says the Wales international "loves" the club and "doesn't want to leave" amid claims Manchester United will try to sign the 28-year-old in the summer. (Tuttosport, via Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, is playing at the same level as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, says Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, whose side face Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning to revamp his defence in the summer, with England centre-backs Chris Smalling, 28, and Phil Jones, 25, set to be sold. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing Schalke attacking midfielder Max Mayer, 22, in the summer. The Germany international, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is also wanted by Bayern Munich and AC Milan. (Star)

Manchester United's hopes of signing Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich are slim, with the 30-year-old committed to the German club. (Sport1, via Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has cast further doubt on Simon Mignolet's future at Anfield by suggesting the 29-year-old Belgium goalkeeper will not be selected for their Champions League match against Porto on Wednesday. (Guardian)

Borussia Dortmund will try to sign Chelsea's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, on a permanent basis in the summer, though there is no option to buy in their loan arrangement. (Evening Standard)

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has written off the Gunners' hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League. (Sun)

Aston Villa defender John Terry, 37, will make a decision on his future at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain striker Neymar, 26, has had the Champions League trophy tattooed on to his leg. (Mail)

Newcastle have an option to sign on-loan Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 29, from Sparta Prague for less than £4m in the summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Leeds United will revive their bid to sign Capri's 25-year-old Nigerian striker Jerry Mbakogu at the end of the season. (Mail)

Manchester United are missing out on more than £26m a season in potential revenue for Old Trafford naming rights, according to finance advisors Duff & Phelps. (Sky Sports)

Juventus and Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 27, has revealed he turned down opportunities to join Arsenal and Tottenham in the past. (Telegraph)

Relations between Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and manager Mauricio Pochettino are strained after the 28-year-old Belgian was not included in Spurs' squad for their Champions League trip to Juventus. (London Evening Standard)

Former Arsenal academy director Liam Brady said the club rejected Tottenham striker Harry Kane as a youngster because he was "chubby and not athletic". (Corriere della Sera - in Italian)

Everton manager Sam Allardyce will only give £27m Turkish striker Cenk Tosun more game time when the club have secured their Premier League safety. (Liverpool Echo)

More replica shirts have been sold with the name of Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez on than any other player since the start of 2018, according to sales recorded by retailer Sports Direct. Sanchez, 29, moved from Arsenal in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has been approached by intermediaries of Chelsea and Paris St-Germain about taking over as manager. (Sky Sports)

West Ham manager David Moyes has denied suggestions he will leave the club at the end of the season. (Talksport)

Former West Brom first-team coach Ben Garner has declared an interest in the vacant Barnsley managerial job. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has accused Manchester United's players of "going missing" during their 1-0 defeat at St James' Park on Sunday. (Times - subscription required)

Southampton's players are to blame for the club's poor form and not manager Mauricio Pellegrino, according to midfielder Oriol Romeu. (Telegraph)

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho could make a swift return to Anfield with Liverpool in advanced talks with the football associations of Brazil and Croatia about holding a friendly at the ground in June before the World Cup. (Liverpool Echo)

Stoke owner Peter Coates has told manager Paul Lambert the club's players are good enough to keep the Potters in the Premier League. (Stoke Sentinel)

Best of Monday's gossip

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will not travel to Turin for their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, putting the 28-year-old Belgium player's future at the club in doubt. (Telegraph)

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32, has cast doubt on his future at Spurs by admitting he misses Juventus. (Mirror)

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique wants to manage in the Premier League next season, with Arsenal and Chelsea possible destinations for the Spaniard. (Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he has spoken to Enrique as the pair "played against each other" and were opposing coaches. (Express)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Rob Bleaney

How to solve a problem like Paul Pogba seems to be the conundrum vexing José Mourinho right now and he believes Toni Kroos and Isco could be the missing pieces in Manchester United’s midfield puzzle.

United have been longtime admirers of both playmakers, having attempted to lure Isco to Old Trafford in 2012 and Kroos two years later, but it looks increasingly likely they may be willing to play their trump card: David de Gea. Despite utterances to the contrary, Mourinho is beginning to realise there is only so long De Gea will continue to put up with saving the reputations of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, and is ready to play ball with Real Madrid. United are willing to pay up to £135m for Isco alone and with Real in disarray and a drastic overhaul expected at the Bernabéu in the summer, Mourinho also has Raphaël Varane in his sights.

Liverpool legend Jürgen Klopp has accelerated his efforts to build the fastest front line in living memory by nipping ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the Deportivo La Coruña winger Pinchi. Having yet to break into the first team of La Liga’s 19th-placed side at the relatively untender age of 22, one might suggest the left-footed speedster could be pinching himself to have such a storied set of clubs chasing his signature – but a contract coming to an end this summer might provide a clue as to his allure.

A rather fresher-faced youngster set to have his pick of Europe’s finest is the 17-year-old Hamburg defender Josha Vagnomen. Arsenal are at the front of that queue of course, courtesy of their all-knowing chief scout, Sven Mislintat, but even his forensic knowledge of German football might mean nothing, with the big dogs from Bayern Munich preparing to pounce.

Borussia Dortmund are keen to make Michy Batshuayi’s move permanent after the flying start to life at the Westfalenstadion. Peter Stöger’s side wanted to buy the Belgian striker outright from Chelsea in January but Roman Abramovich apparently insisted on a loan, and three goals in two Bundesliga games suggest the Blues owner might have been prescient.


Mexico boss hails Chicharito's form, mentions chat with West Ham coaches

Mathew Nash

Juan Carlos Osorio is clearly pleased with the form of Javier Hernandez, but had already told David Moyes this would happen.

Mexico national team boss Juan Carlos Osorio has been singing the praises of West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez.

The El Tri boss has previously voiced his concerns over Hernandez’s sharpness for the World Cup in Russia this summer after Chicharito struggled to make it into the first-team picture at West Ham under David Moyes.

Speaking to ESPN Mexico he has made it clear he is happy with the West Ham striker’s recent form, and how he had told West Ham coach Stuart Pearce and manager David Moyes to throw him into action:

"We're happy about Javier [Hernandez],

"From when I visited West Ham and spoke to Stuart [Pearce] and Mr. [David] Moyes I always said that with good service Javier would be a good finisher for them.

"It doesn't surprise me that he's scoring goals now they are using him well and Javier has every chance [of going to the World Cup].”

When Moyes took over at West Ham he was clearly not fond of Hernandez and left him out of the side on numerous occasions. Yet recently the Mexican striker has been reinstated and, with the right service around him, he has been providing the goods - scoring three goals in his last five games.

Osorio will hope he continues to get the minutes at West Ham, as he will be the main goal threat for Mexico in Russia this summer.

West Ham will not mind either, as they steadily manoeuvre themselves further away from the Premier League relegation battle.

West Ham coach praises 'superb' Marcus Browne

Dan Coombs

West Ham youngster Marcus Browne was on target last night.

West Ham youngster Marcus Browne scored last night for the under-23s as they drew 2-2 with Tottenham.

The gifted attacking midfielder has been on the fringes of West Ham's first team for two or three years now and is bidding to earn a breakthrough.

His progress has been hampered by injury troubles and an unsuccessful loan spell at Wigan.

Last night was just his sixth under-23 appearance of the season and it was his first goal of the campaign.

Under-23 coach Liam Manning was impressed with Browne's contribution, and feels he has been a standout player since his return from injury.

Manning told West Ham's official website: "The goal will hopefully give Marcus a boost going forward after he’d been out for a while, and his performances since he returned has been superb.

"He will hopefully continue to look a threat and you give him a few more chances, he’ll score those."

Browne is one of the most talented players to come through West Ham's academy in recent seasons but his prospects now really centre on him being able to stay healthy.

If he can remain injury free then there is a real chance he can build a case for first team involvement, and more goals for the under-23s will certainly help his case.

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