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Tottenham are poised to sign Cologne’s Austria defender Kevin Wimmer, 22, who has impressed in his 25 appearances for the Bundesliga club this season.(Sky Sports)


Wimmer’s likely arrival at White Hart Lane in a deal expected to be worth £4.3m has cast doubt over the futures of current Spurs defenders Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches. (Guardian)

Everton want to sign 19-year-old Monaco forward Anthony Martial and partner him with Romelu Lukaku in attack next season.(Mirror)

Liverpool have been given a boost with their plans to sign Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto after the 21-year-old’s agent said he could leave the club for a “good offer”, according to reports in Spain. (Metro)

Sunderland are monitoring the progress of Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, 22, who is on a season-long loan with French club Bordeaux.(Sunderland Echo)


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he “can’t predict” what Raheem Sterling will do next, after the 20-year-old winger put contract talks on hold.(The Guardian)

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is adamant he did not wittingly spit at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse and would not be able to look his parents in the eye if he had. (Times – subscription)

Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feared Reds boss Brendan Rodgers would be sacked earlier this season.(Daily Mail)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not need to make wholesale changes to the squad this summer.(Evening Standard)


Mourinho also says that Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all remain in the race for the Premier League title.(Independent)

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his future at the club will not be secure if he fails to stop his side’s poor run of form, with the club’s owners worried by their slide down the Premier League table.(Daily Express)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, 37, has emerged as a serious contender for the West Ham job, should Allardyce leave Upton Park when his contract expires in the summer.(Mirror)

Bradford City have banned a supporter who sprayed a steward in tomato ketchup during their FA Cup quarter-final with Reading until June.(Bradford Telegraph & Argus) (external)

The girlfriend of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has denied that she said the city of Manchester was “‘uglier than the back of a fridge”. (Metro) (external)



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