By PA Sport Staff
Today's football rumours
The Daily Mail reports Aston Villa are willing to listen to offers for World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. The paper notes the 30-year-old Argentina international is in his prime and could be moved on to fund Unai Emery’s rebuild.
Joao Cancelo has dismissed talk he fell out with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola prior to his loan to Bayern Munich as a “complete lie”.
The Portugal international, 28, told Mundo Deportivo that he left the Etihad because he wanted more time on the pitch, according to the Mirror.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has opened the door to another Frenkie de Jong transfer bid. A deal to bring the Barcelona to Old Trafford collapsed last year when De Jong refused to move until backdated wages were paid.
Now The Sun says the Holland international, 25, could be targeted again by his former Ajax boss.
The Mirror cites Correio da Manha as reporting Liverpool recently sent a scout to watch Sporting Lisbon centre-half Goncalo Inacio, 21, who has enjoyed a rapid rise in Portugal.
Social media round-up
Mauricio Pochettino to return to Tottenham? 🤯#THFC https://t.co/54PZjCdZyH
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 16, 2023
First meeting in person took place today between Leo Messi’s representatives and PSG board, as expected. His father Jorge, taking care of negotiations. 🔴🔵🇦🇷 #PSG
Length of contract, salary, more details are still to be agreed — more meetings will take place in the next weeks. pic.twitter.com/w6rwDbB3bO
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 15, 2023
Players to watch
Neymar: Le Parisien reports Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has met with Paris St Germain’s president in Paris about a potential summer transfer for the 31-year-old forward.
Martin Zubimendi: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has asked his club to sign the Spanish mifielder, 24, from Real Sociedad, according to Sport.