AC Milan target Lyon attacker Depay
Manchester United flop Memphis Depay is being linked with a move to AC Milan.
The Dutchman, 23, has shown glimpses of brilliance since moving to Lyon in January 2017.
Last month, he hit a sensational last-minute winner as Lyon beat runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain 2-1.
Gazzetta dello Sport says his form has alerted the Rossoneri, who are interested in signing someone who can play on the left wing.
Milan have had success recently in improving the careers of wingers who have struggled in the Premier League.
Despite spending around £200million in the summer, former Liverpool man Suso remains arguably their best player.
Wenger tells Arsenal board: Let me stay and break record
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no plans of walking away at the end of this season.
The Daily Star says Wenger wants to reach 1,000 games in charge of the club.
North London derby at Wembley will be the Frenchman’s 817th game in charge.
And Wenger has spoken to those close to him about his desire to reach four figures with the Gunners.
Wenger already tops the Premier League charts for the most games at the helm.
He overtook Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson with his 811th match, the 1-1 draw at West Brom on December 31.
Wenger will reach 828 games at the end of the season and would need to stay at The Emirates for close to five more campaigns to hit the 1,000 mark at the age of 73.
Liverpool convinced Bayer Leverkusen winger Bailey better prospect than Lemar
Liverpool are joining the scramble for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
The Mirror says the 20-year-old attacker is the Bundesliga’s hottest property with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all regularly scouting the highly-rated youngster.
And Liverpool have now joined the race for Bailey, with Monaco target Thomas Lemar no longer of interest — as we told you last week.
Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp believes £90million-rated midfielder Lemar is heading elsewhere in the summer, with Spanish giants Barcelona his first choice destination.
But Bailey won’t come cheap either — sources in Germany claim Leverkusen bosses want a staggering £100m for their jet-heeled star.
Chelsea boss Conte told ‘stop making excuses’ after £200M transfer spend
Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince has rapped Antonio Conte for criticising Chelsea’s transfer policy.
Ince insists the Italian manager has no excuses given the amount he has spent in the transfer market.
Ince told PaddyPower: “Conte has made it clear that he’s not happy with the club’s transfer dealings this season.
“But I’m afraid that’s just the way it is – the top players are always going to go to top clubs. Why would they go to Chelsea over United or City?
“Besides, the club backed him in the summer with £58million on Alvaro Morata, who has been hit and miss, and hardly a successful signing.
“Plus Chelsea have spent more than £200m on new players this season, adding to a title-winning squad.
“Most managers in the league would love to be in that position – Conte is just making excuses.
“The arguments Conte is having with the board, essentially telling them to sack him if they aren’t happy with the job he’s doing, will have a detrimental effect on the players – whether he’s right or not.
Man Utd boss Mourinho scoffs at Giggs, Rooney punditry: You make me laugh!
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed criticism from Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney over Paul Pogba’s best position.
Everton striker Rooney categorised Pogba as a ‘box-to-box midfielder,’ while adding he needs freedom to ’cause mayhem’ on his Sky Sports punditry debut. Giggs, now Wales manager, wants to see the Frenchman deployed on the left of a three-man midfield.
“I had a few laughs over the past week because I heard, I watched, I had a chance to read a few things,” Mourinho said.
“I got a little bit confused with some comments from important people in football. Playing box-to-box free of defensive duties is not box-to-box. That’s a box in the box and stay in the box and don’t move from the box!
“People say what’s his best position? Paul is a midfield player. It doesn’t matter the tactical system the team plays, Paul is a midfield player.
“We are in a world of opinions and people can get a little bit confused but between me and Paul there is no confusion. He is a midfield player and that’s it.
“And as a midfield player, it’s difficult to find a player with more potential than Paul has because Paul has everything.”