Belfast Telegraph

Football rumours from around the world

The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:

The Times says LOUIS VAN GAAL will lose out on more than £1million of his annual salary at Manchester United if his side fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. Apparently, more than half of his £8million annual package is based on a series of performance-related, loyalty and image rights clauses.

United are stepping up their pursuit of Real Madrid defender RAPHAEL VARANE. French outlet Le 10 Sport claims several teams are chasing the signature of the 23-year-old.

The Daily Mail says HARRY KANE is expected to sign a new deal which will double his £50,000-a-week salary and smash Tottenham's existing ceiling of about £80,000 per week.

The Sun claims Chelsea goalkeeper THIBAUT COURTOIS is ready to hand in a transfer request after being involved in a bust-up at the club.

Arsenal are preparing a raid for Dutch striker VINCENT JANSSEN as they look to overhaul their squad this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.


From Belfast Telegraph