Manchester City & Pipes Arsenal at signing Brazilian star Yan Couto because they agree £ 5m deal for & # 39; the new Dani Alves & # 39; & # 39;
- The full-back, 17, has been reported by the Spanish press as & # 39; the new Dani Alves & # 39; stamped] Yan Couto is one of the most appreciated talents in the youth line-up of Brazil
- Last year, Couto played for his country in the Under-17 World Cup that she
Manchester City are close by to sign Coritiba, Yan defends Couto for £ 5 million according to Gazeta do Povo.
The full-back, 17, has the label & # 39; the new Dani Alves & # 39; and is likely to join the Premier League when he turns 18 in the summer.
Coritiba, who plays in the Brazilian league, will not earn a percentage of his future transfer fee, but could earn an additional £ 5 million in performance bonuses.
Couto is one of the most valued talents in the youth line-up of Brazil and, among others, Arsenal stated earlier this month as a long-term replacement for Hector Bellerin.
Couto played for his country in the World Cup under 17 last year, a tournament that Brazil won on its own soil.
When the news of Barcelona & # 39; s interest in Couto came forward earlier in January, the Spanish Sport outlet said the 17-year-old labeled the & # 39; new Dani Alves & # 39; and was compared to the legendary right back.
Alves naturally played an important role in the all-dominating side of Barcelona that was managed by the now-city boss Pep Guardiola.
German side Bayer Leverkusen was also interested in the teenager Couto.
& # 39; My Leeds experience was good for me & # 39 ;: Eddie Nketiah believes that his difficult loan period on Elland Road helped him develop as he fought to become Mikel Arteta & # 39; s first choice striker in Arsenal
- ] Eddie Nketiah insists that his difficult loan period with Leeds was a & good experience & # 39; was
- The 20-year-old went on loan at the start of this season before he was recalled
- Nketiah believes the failed stint on Elland Road helped him develop as a player
- He is now fighting with Aubameyang and Lacazette for a starting point in Arsenal
The 20-year-old scored his first Premier League goal of the season when Arsenal conquered Everton in a five-goal thriller in the Emirates.
Nketiah has started the last two games for the Gunners, causing Lacazette to fall on the bench as a result.
The youngster now gets a chance under Mikel Arteta, who has struggled against Leeds before being summoned in the January window.
& # 39; My Leeds experience was good for me, I learned as a player & # 39 ;, Nketiah told FourFourTwo .
& # 39; I may not have played as much as I wanted, but I had good moments when I was there and playing. It is only about learning and development.
& # 39; It started really well, I have come clear and if you check my minutes-to-goal ratio , it's pretty good, but it's clear how it's going.
& # 39; Sometimes the manager makes his decision and you have to deal with it. It's about learning from that environment. It is a very good environment to be in, he (Marcelo Bielsa) is a demanding coach and I learned a lot. & # 39;
Westbrom asterisk Rayhaan Tulloch happy to stay, despite disagreement about a new contract, as rival clubs show an interest in England U18 international
- Rayhaan Tulloch is happy to be in West Brom to stay down despite breaking the deal
- Tulloch asks for more than £ 10,000 and Baggies will not meet those requirements
- Rival clubs have shown an interest in Tulloch breaking the first team
- Albion completes the signing of Matheus Pereira from Sporting Lisbon
West Brom & # 39; s highly regarded young forward Rayhaan Tulloch is open to stay at the club despite not agreeing the conditions for a new contract. interest from rival clubs.
Despite reports that the 19-year-old Tulloch is asking more than £ 10,000 a week, it is clear that the player and his representatives are more realistic in their demands.
Tulloch is out of contract in the summer but has a strong attachment to Albion after being ridden by the ranks arranged to shine for the U23 & # 39; s of the club and pave its way to Slaven Bilic & # 39; s first team plans.
Albion has a rich history of producing top inland talent and wants him to stay. However, they have seen that some of their younger players have previously rejected offers because they are looking for richer conditions.
Louie Barry left for Barcelona last summer before joining rivals Aston Villa in January, while Nathan Ferguson declined a contract offer and saw an offer move to Crystal Palace due to injury last month.
Meanwhile, Albion completes the permanent signing of Sporting Lisbon's Matheus Pereira for £ 7.25 million when he completes 30 championship matches of 45 minutes or more.
The 23-year-old, initially signed for a £ 725,000 loan, was again influential as Albion won 3-0 in Bristol City on Saturday.
Tottenham and Leicester follow rising German star Ismail Jakobs after the breakthrough of the 20-year-old at Bundesliga side of Cologne this season
- Tottenham and Leicester watch the star Ismail Jakobs Cologne
- The 20-year-old left winger made his debut for the Bundesliga side in November
- Rome also follows his situation in Cologne after he to regular
Tottenham and Leicester are followed the rising German asterisk Ismail Jakobs.
The Premier League duo plus Italian side Roma were warned of the 20-year-old left wing after his breakthrough in Cologne this season.
Jakobs came through the ranks of Cologne and only got his Bundesliga debut against Hoffenheim in November.
But he quickly became a normal one, beginning nd in all sizes one of their league games since its bow and impressive with its speed, skill and hard work are shown in the left flank of Cologne.
He is also comfortable on the left back, and in total Jakobs has played nine times, scored twice and played an important role in the dramatic revival of Cologne in form, winning five of their last six games to escape the relegation zone.
Jakobs is tipped for great things in Germany and to develop rapidly now that he is exposed to regular senior football.
His potential was underlined when he ended his first full month in the Cologne senior team by being named Bundesliga & # 39; s rookie of the month in December.
Jakobs is currently contracted in Cologne until 2022.
Juventus becomes the newest top club to track the progress of Birmingham star Jude Bellingham in the midst of interest from Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal
- Jude Bellingham has lit up the championship and is tipped with a move
- The 16-year-old has many suitors, including Manchester United and Chelsea
- Juventus is the newest club that is interested shows, the will of Bayern Munich joins
The 16-year-old midfielder is one of the smartest talents in the English game and has lit up the championship this season, making 28 league games and scoring four goals.
Blues cannot offer Bellingham a professional deal until he turns 17 on June 29 and they are ready for the elite Champions League to fight for his signature.
Now Juventus, winners of the last eight Series A titles, keeps a close eye on Bellingham as they try to build a team for the future.
Fabio Paratici, the main football officer at Juventus, has a strong network of contacts within English football and has helped attract players from there such as Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez, Patrice Evra and Aaron Ramsey.
But Juventus faces a difficult task of winning the race, as Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all shown a strong interest in Bellingham, who still earns £ 145 a week as a scholar at St. Andrew & # 39; s.
It is also thought that Bayern Munich has shown an interest, while Bellingham is getting better in the championship.
Blues boss Pep Clotet said: & We are aware of the interest in him. He was watched from the beginning since he was 13 or 14.
& # 39; Before the Middlesbrough competition, half of Europe was here. He is used to it and I am used to it.
& # 39; I have always said that it is very good that clubs show an interest in our players, because this means that we have good players. & # 39;
& # 39; Gareth will be interested & # 39 ;: Brendan Rodgers supports Leicester star Harvey Barnes for the Euro 2020 team of England, but refuses to be drawn on the Adam Lallana left
- Brendan Rodgers spoke glowingly about Leicester City Star Harvey Barnes
- Rodgers feels that the 22-year-old can break England's Euro 2020 plans
- Gareth Southgate will be in Molineux on Friday before the Wolves vs Leicester game
- Rodgers refused to be drawn on speculation that was his side with Adam Lallana
Sportsmail announced on Tuesday that England's coach Gareth Southgate will be at Molineux on Friday for the Wolves-Leicester game, where Barnes hopes to maintain his excellent recent form .
& # 39; You see the progress and development of Harvey, he was excellent [in the 2-2 draw] against Chelsea before the winter break, & # 39; said Rodgers. "He's getting better and better.
& # 39; You see his strength and pace, but his tactical idea keeps getting better. He comes to areas where he seems to score and he also helps goals.
"It is so pleasant to see. He works hard, he is calm, stable and focused. Gareth will be interested in every young English player and I am sure that he will last the coming months and years, he will be very close to that team. & # 39;
The foxes remain third in the table, although they have won only two of their last seven games in all competitions.
As long as their form does not collapse during the remaining weeks of the campaign, Leicester must qualify for next season's champions. League.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, who brought Rodgers to Anfield during his time as manager, is one of the players associated with Leicester. The 31-year-old will not have a contract in the summer.
Rodgers said: "He is a fantastic player. I have been aware of his talent since he was a young player. He did it brilliantly there and I'm sure he will weigh his options, but we don't have to talk about it now. He is a top class player. & # 39;
Meanwhile, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is considered doubtful for the Wolves game due to knee problems.
The Nigerian returned to action in the 4-1 win over West Ham last month less than two weeks after surgery on his meniscus, but he missed the 2-2 draw with Chelsea before the break and is unlikely to get to Molineux.
If you are trusted to leave for Lyon at Paris Saint-Germain at the at the age of 16 you should definitely be something special.
It is fair to say that Rayan Cherki, an enormously exciting prospect who can play as an attacking midfielder, on both sides and also in the front, is a huge talent.
Cherki has already made six Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon and has been associated with Real Madrid Manchester United and Liverpool but who is he and how far can he go? Sportsmail offers the lowdown on the younger ones.
What is his background?
Cherki was born in France on August 17, 2003, but he is also eligible to represent Italy and Algeria through his parents.
So far, Cherki played for France in his youth level – he was twice covered by their U16 & # 39; s in 2018.
After he started at the Saint-Priest academy, he entered he joined Lyon in 2010 and quickly moved through the ranks of the club.
It is in the UEFA Youth League that especially attracted attention to Cherki – he scored four goals this season in three games in the league.
Cherki's form at youth level was just too good for Lyon boss Rudi Garcia to ignore.
He was slowly included in the first team in Lyon, with intermittent functions and mentioned several times on the bench in the competition before you started against PSG.
The Lyon Academy has produced many high-profile players in recent years, including Karim Benzema, Alexandre Lacazette, Samuel Umtiti, Anthony Martial and Nabil Fekir. Cherki may be the next one to thrive in senior football.
What does his playing style look like?
As mentioned, Cherki is a versatile player, but he is perhaps most effective as an attacking midfielder.
] Technically gifted and a fine dribbler, he is able to get out of difficult situations with his excellent close control.
In addition, he is fast and has an excellent view to unlock defenses and also enjoys the chance to lead goal itself, as evidenced by the fact that he has scored three goals this season in as many matches in the Coupe de France.
One of those strikes was against the third row FBBP 01, but he scored a quickfire double in the first 10 minutes against Nantes in the next round.
He has a penchant for playing pairs and possesses an impressive tactical understanding of the game for such a young player.
Cherki is also not particularly strong physically, but that is something that should become less important as he gets older and becomes more used to the demands of senior football.
What was said about him?
Inevitably there has been a big buzz about Cherki in France because his stock has continued to grow.
] One of his biggest compliments came from Kylian Mbappe, with the PSG forward tweeting: & # 39; Don't talk too much about age & # 39; after Cherki focused attention on Nantes last month with his two goals in the Coupe de France.
Nantes boss Christian Gourcuff also praised Cherki, who scored two goals and scored two more in that match, with Lyon 4-3.
As reported by Besoccer Gourcuff said: & he has a great future. He is a very, very good football player & # 39 ;.
What chance is there that a Premier League club could sign him?
While Cherki continues to impress, the speculation surrounding his future will inevitably increase.
It seems likely that he will stay with Lyon for the time being, especially if Garcia continues to give him opportunities to impress.
Cherki's current contract with Lyon, which he signed last year, runs until the summer of 2022. Lyon tried to get him to sign new terms, but Cherki did not put the pen down on paper because he want the guarantee of further minutes.
In the long run, it can be very difficult for Lyon to hold Cherki, and it would be no surprise to see him leave within a few years if he continues to excel.
Given his mentality and quality, Cherki would not be surprised by the pressure he would get if he made a controversial transfer.
As reported by The Mirror both Liverpool and Manchester United follow the progress of Cherki.
AS claims that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of Cherki, indicating that English parties may face competition if they try to sign him.
What are his international prospects?
With France with a wealth of options at his disposal, Cherki may need to be a little patient to make his senior international breakthrough and he should have a huge impact to qualify before the end of the season to come for the Euro 2020 team from Didier Deschamps.
France will, however, be determined to ensure that it represents them before Italy and Algeria and it would be very good may be drawn for involvement in a competition next season at a certain time.
Before that, Cherki can get a call-out for one of France's youth parties in the next international break.
What should we expect from Cherki for the rest of this season?
Cherki showed a glimpse of his quality against PSG, but he was replaced after 56 minutes and it is clear that he still needs to make improvements.
He is highly regarded by Lyon and it seems likely that he will have many more chances to impress between now and the end of the season, especially with the club that is so determined to keep it.
Cherki has been closely involved in the Coupe de France this season and Lyon is still taking part in that competition, with Marseille in their opponents the quarterfinals.
] It seems that Cherki will appear in that game, offering him a new opportunity to test himself against an important side.
The rest of the season for Cherki will be about trying to gain as much experience as possible if he tries to show that he belongs in the first team by establishing himself in the basic line-up for Garcia & # 39; s side.
Manchester United asterisk Angel Gomes & # 39; a move to a Premier League club was denied on the day of the & # 39; with the 19-year-old contract in Old Trafford that expires this summer
- ] Angel Gomes allegedly tried to move a loan away from Man United
- The 19-year-old hoped to become a member of another top flight side but the movement was blocked
- United was not prepared to let him go for less than five months deal to be closed
- His representatives are still in talks with United, but have yet to reach an agreement
The 19-year-old's contract with Old Trafford is at the end of the season and he had hoped to get some first team football under his belt until the summer before advising his future.
But according to MEN there was never a chance that United would light up a temporary switch with his contract dispute that still has to be resolved.
Highly regarded Gomes, who became a member of the club's academy at the age of six, is on the radar of a number of leaders, including Barcelona, and a loan agreement helped him in the shop window before he was available for free at the end of the season.
But United wanted him to stay seated while the talks with his representatives continued, with the two parties thinking they were still a long way apart.
Gomes would have had his job stopped in any case to conclude a loan deal with United, for which he played the club's Under-23 side in Norwich on the Friday night of Deadline Day.
United has been in talks with Gomes since the start of the season, and his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had blocked a new loan move for Gomes in January last year.
Gomes is not the only young star that the Red Devils are facing this summer – such as thrilling midfielder Tahith Chong, 20, also on his way to the exit on a free transfer.
Solskjaer has made it clear that he wants both players to sign new contracts and say they were in the best place to develop their talents.
& # 39; We have had many conversations with the boys, & # 39; Solskjaer said recently. & # 39; It is clear that their contracts will expire in the summer, but we want them to stay.
& # 39; We just want them to continue their development and hopefully they can see that when young boys seize their chance, they get more chances. & # 39;
Gomes has played for United six times this season – twice in the league, once in the League Cup and three games in the Europa League. Meanwhile, Chong played in eight games, including two outings in the FA Cup.
Tottenham star Japhet Tanganga in talks about a whopping 1500 percent pay rise after breaking the first team of Jose Mourinho
- Japhet Tanganga has the first team of Jose in the first weeks Mourinho broke in
- The Tottenham youth now talks about a whopping 1500 percent pay rise
- He currently earns around £ 1,000 a week, but will be stimulated to £ 15,000 per week
- That figure would also be supplemented by a lucrative stimulus package
Tottenham rookie defender Japhet Tanganga is talking about a staggering 1500 percent pay rise after his breakthrough in the first team.
There was some negativity about the 20-year signing of new conditions when the discussions initially started towards the end of the last year – but his recent emergence as an important member of the first team of Jose Mourinho has resulted in accelerated talks to Tottenham.
And there is now growing hope that Tanganga will write a new long-term deal in the not-too-distant future.
The young person currently earns a basic wage in the region of £ 1,000 a week, but Spurs offers him a huge pay rise that would bring his salary to around £ 15,000 a week.
That figure would also be complemented by a lucrative incentive package that would bring his deal closer to £ 20,000 per person.
There will also be a promise of a new contract and wage increase if he has a certain number make first team appearances.
Mourinho handed Tanganga a shock Premier League debut in January – starting the multi-faceted defender in the 1-0 loss against Liverpool.
Tanganga has started in all but one of Tottenham's ongoing games, firmly establishing itself as a player of Mourinho's first team.
Tanganga, who has represented England at the level of less than 20, is now ready for a call-up of less than 21 for the games against Andorra and Turkey in March.
Arsenal hopes to steal march on rivals for Orkun Kokcu while planning a £ 15m Feyenoord asterisk
- Orkun Kokcu is seen as one of the emerging talents of European football
- Turkey under 21 international is watched by the Gunners for eighteen months
- Arsenal hopes to make a deal for pip rivals before Euro 2020
Arsenal are interested in Feyenoord & # 39; s talented midfielder Orkun Kokcu.
The 19-year-old is considered one of the best upcoming talents in European football and the gunners are excited about the Turkish Under 21 international as they start planning for the summer transfer window
Arsenal scouts have extensively viewed Kokcu in the past 18 months and are ready to make their move. Kokcu is a regular player for Feyenoord despite his young age.
Kokcu & # 39; s existing deal expires in 2023, but it is understood that Feyenoord is willing to let its younger leave this summer, although it is more than £ 15 million would demand
The teenager is expected to be included in Turkey's Euro 2020 team – and Arsenal is concerned that Kokcu could become the target of their rivals after the tournament.
With that in mind, Arsenal would like to close a deal for the tournament, especially with a number of clubs in Spain being considered sharp.