Van Gaal gets stay of execution, Arsenal eye £20m striker and Bale set for move?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Antonio Conte has told Chelsea he would like to bring Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini with him if he moves to Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Daily Express)Louis van Gaal is set to survive at Manchester United until the end of the season – because Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to take over until then. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid are considering selling Gareth Bale in the summer because of the Welshman’s poor injury record. The Welshman has featured in just 44% of the minutes played by Los Blancos this term, and is costing the Bernabéu outfit 750,000 euros a game. (AS)Arsene Wenger is stepping up his interest in £20million-rated Watford star Odion Ighalo. They have identified 26-year-old Ighalo as one of the players at the top of their shortlist for summer strikers. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta could be offered a coaching role by Pep Guardiola atManchester City if the Spanish player decides to retire at the end of the season. (Various)Sergio Aguero is poised to commit his future to Manchester City with a new contract extension. The Argentina ace is understood to have agreed a new deal with the Blues which will see his current one – which runs until 2019 – extended by at least a year. (Manchester Evening News)Southampton have not given up on keeping Sadio Mane beyond this summer – and believe a shock Champions League place could help them. Both Manchester clubs are interested in the 23-year-old forward while German champions Bayern Munich are also keen. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman looks set to be on his way out this summer. Premier League rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are lining up moves for the 19-year-old. (Daily Express)Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for Newcastle United starlet Liam Gibson. (TeamTalk)Sunderland are monitoring Lille defender Adama Soumaoro.The versatile 23-year-old has impressed this season playing at centre back but is capable of slotting in across the back four and is also adept at right back. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest headlines…?Antonio Conte to Chelsea? The parties have an ‘agreement in principle’, talkSPORT toldTransfer report: Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski wanted by Italian giants LazioJuventus weigh up surprise summer bid for ex-Liverpool defender Javier ManquilloGregory van der Wiel asks to leave Paris Saint-Germain – Manchester United poised to pounce?Real Madrid consider stunning summer swoop for Leicester City star Riyad MahrezManchester United transfer news: Portugal winger tracked ahead of potential £15.5m movelast_img read more