Regionals: Spurs To Lose Son?
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LONDON EVENING STANDARD
- Fernando Llorente is set for a summer exit as Tottenham turn to Erik Lamela to fill the void left by the injured Harry Kane.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has offered his backing to under-fire Arsene Wenger, insisting the manager is the reason he joined Arsenal.
- West Ham will appoint an experienced director of football at the end of the season in a bid to head off criticism from fans of their recruitment strategy.
- Crystal Palace are willing to rename Selhurst Park to help fund a £100m redevelopment of the stadium and Steve Parish is hopeful fans will understand even if they are not happy about it.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
- Paul Pogba trained for Manchester United on Monday morning but Jose Mourinho said he did not know whether he would be fit to face Sevilla on Tuesday night.
- Roma may have dropped a hint of their willingness to sell their goalkeeper Alisson, with French reports claiming they have started scouting his replacement.
- On-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi is “not happy” with his current plight at Wolfsburg but intends to stay and fight for his place.
- Birmingham left-back Cheick Keita is to be questioned by Italian police after his car was involved in a hit and run.
- Bruno Martins Indi has asked Stoke fans to stay and make noise for 90 minutes as they head into a pivotal home match against Everton.
THE DAILY ECHO
- Southampton are wasting no time in their attempts to hire a new manager and are confident of naming Mauricio Pellegrino’s replacement very soon.
- Steve Cook is adamant Premier League referees need video assistance and has urged the authorities to make sure VAR is “up to scratch”.
- Leicester are jetting to Spain to prepare for next weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea.
- Rumours that Ki Sung-Yueng will head to Italy this summer are showing no signs of going away amid reports that Milan are edging closer to securing his signature.
- Christian Walton has set his sights on Mathew Ryan’s No. 1 spot at Brighton.
- Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish today revealed he seriously considered handing Ibrox centre half David Bates a Scotland call-up.