Pep Guardiola claimed Manchester City’s desire to keep Leroy Sane was “always there” after the champions opened their pre-season campaign with victory over West Ham in China.
What the papers say The Mirror says Bournemouth expect Callum Wilson to sign a new four-year deal next week to ward off interest from West Ham. The England striker has been targeted as the Hammers look to be losing out to Valencia in the race for Celta Vigo marksman Maxi Gomez.
What the papers say Newcastle are drawing up a shortlist to replace Rafael Benitez, with Porto boss Sergio Conceicao among those being considered for the manager’s job, the Mail says. St James’ Park officials have been in touch with 44-year-old Conceicao, who is reportedly not ruling out the prospect of a move, the paper says.
Assistant coach Marcus Sorg accepted things could not have gone much better as Germany thrashed Estonia 8-0 to maintain a perfect start on the road to Euro 2020.
Germany swept past Estonia with an 8-0 win in Mainz to continue their perfect start to the Euro 2020 Group C qualifying campaign.
Leroy Sane’s early goal set Germany on their way to a routine 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win away to Belarus.
Bayern Munich have not yet made an offer for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, according to their chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says a deal for Leroy Sane is looking increasingly unlikely due to the “insane” amount of money involved.
What the papers say Real Madrid are set to make a fresh £106million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the next few days, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Spanish giants had an opening offer for the 28-year-old Belgian rejected in March but further talks are now expected to take place, the paper reports. Hazard conceded he was likely to have played his last game for Chelsea after scoring twice in their Europa League final victory over Arsenal on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich great Lothar Matthaus is certain Leroy Sane will swap Manchester City for the Bundesliga champions this summer.
Manchester City want to hang on to Leroy Sane and are preparing to hold talks with the German’s representatives over a new deal, Press Association Sport understands.