Taking The Michael?
Frustrated Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is reportedly beginning to accept that the club won’t offer him a new deal in the summer, and he could be set to return to his native north-east with Newcastle United.
The 34-year-old has never played for his boyhood club after joining West Ham’s academy as a teenager, but with no progress made on a new Old Trafford contract he will be allowed to move on in the summer, and hopes to join Steve McClaren’s side if they avoid relegation.
Newcastle are 2.75 to go down
Loic The Latest
Chelsea forward Loic Remy could be the next big-name European star to embrace the Chinese Super League, with the 29-year-old apparently the target of an £11m bid from Shanghai Shenhua.
The rarely seen French forward could be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge following the signing of Alexandre Pato, and a big payday in the Far East would, unsurprisingly, seem to appeal.
Chelsea are 34.00 to finish in the top four
Pep & Payet To Pair Up?
Manchester City are hoping to add West Ham’s Dimitri Payet to their squad as a gift to new boss Pep Guardiola.
West Ham’s £30m-rated Frenchman is another player who has been targeted by China’s football revolution, but the 28-year-old, but City believe that he could be the man to take over Yaya Toure in the centre of their midfield.
City are now out to 4.40 to win the Premier League