Manchester United Plans to Extend Evra’s Contract: RoundupDan Baynes
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United wants to give Patrice Evra a 12-month contract extension to reward the left-back for his good form, the Sun reported.
Evra’s current agreement expires at the end of next season and United is keen to insert a rolling 12-month annual review to bring the 31-year-old in line with the other squad members in their 30s, the newspaper added.
United is in talks with Leicester City to sign Ghanaian striker Jeffrey Schlupp for 1.5 million pounds ($2.2 million), the Daily Telegraph reported.
Schlupp, 20, has played in United’s last two under-21 games after he was invited for a trial in January, the Telegraph said. The transfer may be worth 2.5 million pounds to Leicester after add-ons, the Telegraph added.
Tottenham is interested in signing Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins Indi, who’s valued at about 5.5 million pounds, the Daily Mail reported.
The Portuguese-born Martins Indi, 21, has played seven times for the Netherlands and can play at left back or center back, the newspaper added.
Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell will be sidelined for about a month after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury in a 1-0 win at Aston Villa last night, the Daily Mail reported.
“It is the same injury,” the newspaper cited City manager Roberto Mancini as saying. “He’s had this problem for five or six years and we need maybe more time.”