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TOM BASSAM: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed he does not see a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona as an upward step at this stage of his career.

The Poland international is one of Europe’s premier marksmen and as such has been perennially linked with a transfer to Madrid. Lattice energy equation At various stages Lewandowski has been ‘on the verge of signing’ without a move ever materialising.

MATT LADSON: The sight of Philippe Coutinho cutting in from the left hand side and hitting a goal of the month contender is one that Liverpool fans have been enjoying often in recent seasons.

News of his contract – making him the Reds’ highest paid player and rewarding his form not only this season but since his arrival four years ago – is a welcome boost ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Southampton.

Coutinho has rightly won Liverpool’s Player of the Year award for the last two seasons but it’s his form this season that has seen him really push on and earn the claim to be among the world’s best attackers.

James, who missed the entire of last campaign through injury, has been regaining his fitness this term but had made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League.

The former Manchester United trainee, who was named Leicester’s Young Player of the Year in the 2013-14 promotion season, heads to Oakwell for the third loan spell of his career after playing on two occasions for Preston North End.

KIERAN GILL: Chelsea will only allow Asmir Begovic to leave once the Premier League’s table toppers feel they have found a suitable replacement for their second-choice goalkeeper.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is an admirer of several Chelsea starlets but it remains to be seen whether a deal could be done that included any loans in the opposite direction.

Bournemouth saw a bid of £10million turned down last week for the Bosnia international, who currently plays second fiddle to first-choice Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea want closer to £12m but are also keen to have his replacement lined up, wary that any injury to Courtois could hurt their title chances.

The Norwegian FA has already held discussions with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, who turned down the role, and Rosler’s work at Fleetwood has not gone unnoticed.

The German has guided Fleetwood to fourth in League One following Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over leaders SheffieldUnited at Bramall Lane. Dot furniture They have now won eight of their last 11 League One games with their only defeat since November coming in the FA Cup against Championship side Bristol City.

Rosler has experience of working in Norway having coached Lillestrom, Viking and Molde and has a Norwegian wife. Francesca battistelli songs list His son Colin, named after Manchester City midfield legend Colin Bell, is at City’s academy and has represented Norway at U17 level.

The Norwegians are fifth in their 2018 World Cup qualifying group after three defeats in four matches, with their only victory coming against minnows San Marino. Pitch definition Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler is as a surprise contender for the Norway job

The 26-year-old remains unsettled at Goodison Park and fears he will have less opportunities following the arrival of Morgan Schneiderlin and the pending return to fitness of Muhamed Besic.

Palace have been working on a number of midfield targets including Rubin Kazan’s Yann M’Vila, who is also wanted by Hull City, and Norwich’s versatile Robbie Brady.

Newcastle have enquired about Ben Osborn at Nottingham Forest and remain in conversation with Crystal Palace over winger Andros Townsend with Swansea’s Modou Barrow a back-up option.

Manager Rafa Benitez wants McCarthy to form a strong midfield axis with Jonjo Shelvey to give his side the momentum to win promotion and form a strong foundation for their Premier League challenge next season.

Sunderland also admire McCarthy but have yet to make a renewed approach as their budget is limited and they have already used up their two Premier League loans. Softball rules and regulations Newcastle and Crystal Palace are weighing up bids for Everton’s James McCarthy

The Denmark Under 21 international, who turned down the chance to represent his country at the Olympics last summer to help Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic, has been used sparingly this season making just seven appearances and scoring one goal in the EFL Cup defeat of Middlesbrough.

Christensen is keen to get more regular football and is ready to link up with Nigel Clough as the Burton boss looks to lead his side out of the Championship relegation zone. How to pitch a reality show Fulham midfielder Lasse Christensen is discussing a loan move to Burton

The Brazil international, who has blossomed into the key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s team, has put pen to paper on a deal worth more than £200,000 per week that will keep him at the club until 2022.

Coutinho arrived at Anfield four years ago from Inter Milan and his performances have alerted top clubs across Europe to his ability but he is settled on Merseyside with his young family and has a strong relationship with Klopp. Chicago cubs spring training 2016 Read more Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool signs a new contract alongside Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

We end the day with that breaking news from Old Trafford. High pitched voice Manchester United have agreed to sell Memphis Depay to Lyon – ending the Dutchman’s underwhelming stay in the Premier League.

Elsewhere, West Ham continue to haggle with Marseille over the price of wantaway star Dimitri Payet, while Diego Costa appears to have patched things up with Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

LAURIE WHITWELL: Aston Villa have launched a formal bid for Jordan Rhodes but Middlesbrough are determined to recoup the full £9million they paid for the striker a year ago.

Steve Bruce is keen to take Rhodes to Villa Park to boost his attacking options but must adhere to Financial Fair Play rules after the club spent significantly last summer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have just signed a 12-month extension at Old Trafford, but Manchester United officials are already eyeing up a further increase on his £250,000 a week deal, according to The Sun.

The 35-year-old has defied his critics by scoring 19 goals for Manchester United this season and has already earned himself a second season, presumably, under Jose Mourinho.

But Manchester United already believe they want to keep him for a third campaign and are open to the idea of giving him a new two-year deal in the near future. Board on board fence Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the equiliser against Liverpool

Last summer, it was Paul Pogba. Softball chants This summer, it looks as though Antoine Griezmann will be the star on Manchester United’s wish lists with several media outlets saying he is high on Jose Mourinho’s wish list.

The Atletico Madrid striker is arguably the fourth most valuable player in world football behind Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United may have to break their transfer record to get him.

JOE BERNSTEIN: Sunderland are interested in 17-year-old Shrewsbury starlet Ryan Barnett after he caught the eye in last week’s FA Youth Cup tie between the two clubs.

The Black Cats have asked to be kept informed of any other interest in Barnett who has had a number of scouts monitoring him this season including those from Leicester City.

Shrewsbury were beaten 3-1 in the youth cup tie but impressed the Sunderland coaching staff who have been told to look out for young talent as the club switch their strategy to trying to sign potential stars of the future.

Shrewsbury have a good reputation for producing youngsters with England goalkeeper Joe Hart, Wales international David Edwards and Southampton’s new goalkeeper Harry Lewis all starting their career there. Frances bavier images Sunderland boss David Moyes during the FA Cup third Round replay against Burnley

The 26-year-old centre-back has also drawn attention from West Bromwich Albion. Landscaping with rocks He joined Barnsley from Halifax Town in 2015 and has made 68 appearance and scored three goalss.

Barnsley, who are tenth in the Championship, lost centre forward Sam Winnall to Sheffield Wednesday last week and have rejected bids for midfielder Conor Hourihane also.

Burnley, who remain in discussions with Norwich City over a £10million plus deal for Robbie Brady, want to strengthen their defence though hope to keep coveted centre-back Michael Keane until the end of the season. Pro landscape supply Keane has been the subject of interest from Everton and Leicester City. Frances bean cobain Chris Martin of Fulham marked by Marc Roberts of Barnsley during the Sky Bet Championship match

Fans of sexy football will be holding back the tears this morning with reports from Germany suggesting Xabi Alonso is set to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

A cult figure at Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool, Alonso has made a fine impression wherever he has been and will surely be missed by many if and when he does leave the field for the last time.

SportBild say this season will be the 35-year-old’s last and he has already told Bayern Munich officials not to waste time offering him a new contract. Baseball field vector Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso celebrates with team-mates

‘I made it clear to him that I wanted to stay, that I wanted to triumph at Barca, that I was a Cule fanatic and that making it at Barca in the future would make me the happiest.’ Sergi Samper of Granada CF looks on during a match against Sevilla

Lionel Messi has attempted to draw a line under speculation linking him with a move away from Barcelona, saying he will stay at the club as long as they want me.

Talks over a new contract are moving at a glacial pace with his current deal set to expire in 18 months time. Football games on now Not only that but a Barcelona director recently hinted that they may not be able to afford to pay him the money he wants.

Speaking to Coach magazine, Messi said: ‘I have always said that Barcelona has given me everything and I am here for as long as they want me to be.’ Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match against Las Palmas