What the papers say
With his contract at Manchester City coming to an end in 2019, David Silva is on the radar of a number of clubs including Liverpool and Inter Milan, according to the Metro. The 31-year-old is enjoying the good times at the Etihad Stadium, with Manchester City currently top of the table, but Liverpool are reportedly eyeing the midfielder as a replacement for Adam Lallana.Steve McClaren is reportedly the latest manager approached to take the helm at Rangers. According to The Sun, McClaren is the favoured replacement for Pedro Caixinha as no transfer fee would hold up a possible move from his coaching position at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte appears to have dismissed any suggestion of a move to AC Milan. With the Italian side experiencing a bad run of form, questions have been asked about Vincenzo Montella’s future at the club, the Daily Express reports. But Conte does not seem to be looking for a return home, telling Sky Sport Italia: “I am only concentrated on Chelsea.”
Valencia are again poised to move for Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko after looking to secure a deal last summer, according to The Sun. The Spanish side are reportedly willing to pay £22 million for the 28-year-old, who has shown a good run of form this season.Fernandinho will be offered the chance to stay at Manchester City for another year, the Daily Star reports. The one-year contract extension could see the midfielder stay at the Etihad Stadium until the end of 2018-19, the paper says, and comes after boss Pep Guardiola labelled him one of the best three holding midfield players.
@TeleFootball – West Ham expected to sack Slaven Bilic within 48 hours as David Moyes waits in the wings.
@TheSunFootball – Antonio Conte reveals shock reason he removed David Luiz from Chelsea squad.