Football rumours from the media -26th February, 2018

What the papers say

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski looks poised to make a move to the Premier League this summer, according to tabloids. The 29-year-old appears keen to try his hand in the English top flight after scoring 97 league goals in four seasons with the German club. Chelsea seem likely to be the leaders in any chase for the Poland international if Bayern allow the striker to be released from his 2021 contract, the paper says.

All eyes would appear to be on West Brom manager Alan Pardew after a run of defeats looks to be putting his time at The Hawthorns under threat. After a loss to Huddersfield at the weekend, another defeat at home against Leicester this Saturday could see an end to his time with the club, the Daily Mail reports. With the team facing a relegation battle, after just three wins in 37, possible replacement names – such as Marco Silva and Graham Potter – are fuelling the rumour mill, though it would seem the bosses are reluctant to cause any more upheaval for the time being.

Tottenham are hoping to bring Sheffield United youngster David Brooks to the Premier League, tabloids report. The forward has impressed bosses at Spurs and they are said to be in negotiations to sign the 20-year-old for around £10million. It is hoped Brooks could become a long-term replacement for star striker Harry Kane in the future.

Paul Pogba‘s time at Manchester United could be over by the summer amid reports the midfielder’s relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has broken down. Tabloids say the 24-year-old is eyeing a move to Real Madrid if Mourinho stays on at Old Trafford. The manager – who signed an extension to 2020 – has recently dropped the £89million star, whose contract includes a £53million buy-back option with his former club Juventus.

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Swansea City’s Ki Sung-Yueng (Daid Davies/Empics)

Ki Sung-Yueng: AC Milan are targeting the South Korean midfielder from Swansea, Italian website Calciomercato reports. The club’s director of sport has reportedly followed the the 29-year-old in recent weeks as he looks to bolster the Serie A team for next season. Massimiliano Mirabelli has previously seen the player’s talents when they worked together at Sunderland in 2013-14.

Yacine Adli: The 17-year-old Paris St Germain starlet looks to be in high demand with Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus all reportedly looking at him. According to French newspaper L’Equipe, the attacking midfielder is on the radar of the Gunners, but the youngster does not appear keen on a move to the Premier League. Adli would only demand a £250,000 compensation fee at the end of his contract at Parc des Princes.

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