Man City offer contract to Arsenal’s Sagna, Bertrand wants Chelsea return and Man United in transfer fight with Bayern Munich

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MANCHESTER City look set to swoop for Arsenal ace Bacary Sagna, while Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand may look to stay at Aston Villa.

Arsenal defender Sagna, 31, has been offered a three-year deal by City and will consider whether to move in the summer – Full story: Guardian

Chelsea defender Bertrand, 24, has hinted he would rather stay as first-choice left-back at Villa – where he is on loan – than be on the bench at Stamford Bridge.

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke. The 22-year-old Spaniard, who has a 60m euro buyout clause on his contract, is also being watched by Manchester United and Inter Milan – Full story: AS (in Spanish)

Stoke’s French midfielder Steven Nzonzi, 25, is non-committal about his future with just seven games remaining in his second season at the club – Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Arsenal will weigh up another move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Germany international midfielder Lars Bender, 24, after a failed bid last summer – Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona are ready to pay Lionel Messi, 26, a world-record £336,000 a week to keep the Argentina forward at the club – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Striker Demba Ba, 28, expects to be let go by Chelsea at the end of the season and could head for Italy – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Southampton will make a move for Leeds full-back Sam Byram, 20, if they lose right-back Calum Chambers in the summer. Chambers, 19, is a target for Manchester United and Arsenal – Full story: Daily Mirror


Former Liverpool favourite Sami Hyypia is facing the sack at Bayer Leverkusen after a dismal run of results left them in danger of missing out on next season’s Champions League – Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea manager Garry Monk has described striker Wilfried Bony, 25, as a ‘beast’ after his performance in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal saw him reach the 20-goal mark for the season – Full story: Wales Online

Manager Sam Allardyce is under increasing pressure at West Ham – with former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup eyeing a return to the Premier League – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants an instant impact from Connor Wickham after the 20-year-old striker’s recall from a loan spell at Leeds United – Full story: Guardian