Football rumours from the media Apr 1, 2019

What the papers say

Youri Tielemans could become a permanent fixture at Leicester after an impressive run with the Foxes, the Mail reports. The 21-year-old was sent out on loan to the English top-flight by Monaco and looks to have won over the fans after just seven games. The plaudits could now extend to the Leicester hierarchy as bosses consider a £40million bid for Belgium midfielder, the paper says.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to be prepping his team for the 2019/20 season, with Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka being considered as a possible replacement for Antonio Valencia, the Mail says. Valencia is rumoured to be heading for the exit door, putting 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka on the radar of the new Manchester United boss, the paper says, though rivals Manchester City are also said to be interested in the right-back.

Uncertainty appears to be surrounding Jan Siewert’s reign at Huddersfield Town after relegation from the Premier League was confirmed this weekend, according to the Times. After a disappointing run since his appointment in January, the 36-year-old’s contract could be in doubt as the squad look to rebuild in the Championship next season.

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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck picked up an injury in November (Nick Potts/PA)

Some good news might be in store for Danny Welbeck as he recovers from a broken ankle, with Unai Emery said to be mulling a new deal for the striker, the Independent reports. The 28-year-old, who has been out of action since November, is working towards a return to training before the end of the term and could be in line for a contract extension, it is reported.

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Ander Herrera: The midfielder could be left disappointed as Manchester United look unwilling to bump up the Spaniard’s salary to £200,000 a week, the Mirror reports, despite interest from Paris Saint Germain.

Gareth Bale: Watch this space appears to be the message from Zinedine Zidane as TALKSport reports the Real Madrid boss has suggested the future of the Wales international will be decided at the end of the season, leaving clubs such as Manchester United and Tottenham – and fans – awaiting the outcome.

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