Premier League news and talking points
Rooney: trophies will decide Kane’s Spurs future
Everton striker Wayne Rooney says that Harry Kane could leave Tottenham if they fail to win any silverware within the next two seasons.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show, Rooney described Kane as the “best striker in Europe” and said that “his motivation is going to change from goals to trophies”.
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“He can go where he wants to, he’s that good,” said Rooney. “He is like a young Alan Shearer. He scores all different types of goals. The problem that Tottenham are going to have is that his motivation is goals, but his motivation is going to change from goals to trophies.
“And if Tottenham don’t win trophies in the next year, maybe two, he is going to want to move elsewhere to win trophies. That is a decision he is going to have to make in the next year or two, but Tottenham have also got to make a decision - bring more players in and have a real push to win the Premier League.”
Arsenal move to extend Ramsey deal
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey may demand a huge contract to stay at the Emirates following Mesut Ozil’s new £350,000-a-week deal, according to commentators.
The Daily Mirror reports that the Gunners have “made moves” to tie down Ramsey to a new deal, but with Ozil being handed a big-money contract last month, other Arsenal stars may “want to follow suit” and demand higher wages.
Ramsey, 27, is out of contract in 18 months and has previously attracted interest from Spanish clubs, the newspaper says.
Pep: Kompany still a major player for City
City boss Pep Guardiola insists that captain Vincent Kompany still has a huge role to play at the club, following speculation in the wake of the side’s record £57m transfer signing of defender Aymeric Laporte.
Kompany has been hit with injuries in recent seasons but started in the 1-1 draw against Burnley at the weekend. Guardiola told the Manchester Evening News: “Vincent is fit, is ready, it was so important for us to play Vincent in these kind of games. Vincent in these kinds of games, and others kinds, is a top, top player.”
Moyes unlikely to stay at West Ham
David Moyes is unlikely to stay at West Ham United beyond the end of the season, according to The Daily Telegraph. Moyes was brought in to replace Slaven Bilic and has guided the club from the relegation zone to 12th in the Premier League table. However, even if the Hammers avoid relegation, the Scot will assess his options and will not talk about his long-term future until the campaign has finished, the newspaper says.
Premier League transfer news and rumours
PSG target Chelsea striker Morata
According to The Sun, Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a ‘shock’ move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard joined the Blues last summer, but PSG could try and bolster a front line that already includes Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. The newspaper says that Roma striker Patrik Schick is also a transfer target for the French giants.
Hart ‘in the frame’ to replace Courtois at Chelsea
If Chelsea lose goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, they will line up Joe Hart as his replacement, The Sun reports. Courtois, who is wanted by Real Madrid, only has one season left on his contract and could run down the rest of his deal at Stamford Bridge. Hart, who is on loan at West Ham from Manchester City, is “in the frame to step in” and take the Chelsea No. 1 spot should Courtois leave, says the newspaper.
Man City to make summer bid for Mahrez
They may have missed out on signing Riyad Mahrez on deadline day but Manchester City will return with a summer bid for the Leicester City winger, according to Metro. The Foxes turned down a £65m bid from City for the Algerian. The newspaper says that Pep Guardiola will make another move to secure Mahrez at the end of the season.
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