Today's newspaper gossip: Conte counting on Costa, Iwobi agrees new Arsenal deal

Published on: 05 April 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Conte counting on Costa, Iwobi agrees new Arsenal deal

Incoming Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has told the club to re-sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku - and wants a deal done for the 22-year-old before Euro 2016. (Star)

Conte may have to plan without striker Diego Costa as the 27-year-old Spain international is intent on returning to La Liga. (Guardian)

Chelsea captain John Terry will meet with the club's new manager, who will have the final say on the 35-year-old defender's future.(Sun)

Conte hopes to bring Napoli and Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain, 28, to Stamford Bridge. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Paolo di Canio, a former West Ham striker and Sunderland manager, has told former Juventus team-mate Conte to hire an English assistant when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Conte, who says he values decency and discipline in his squads, is aiming to restore order at Chelsea after a chaotic end to Jose Mourinho's time in charge.(Sun)

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, 19, has agreed a new £30,000-a-week deal that will keep him at the club until 2021. (Mirror)

Gunners midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 32, is considering a move to Major League Soccer this summer. (Sport Mediaset via Express)

Real Madrid are open to selling forward James Rodriguez to Chelsea or Manchester United, but want £60m for the 24-year-old Colombian.(Mirror)

Tuesday's Daily Express back page

The new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte features on the back page of Tuesday's Daily Express

Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk says the 32-year-old midfielder will "definitely" leave Manchester City this summer. (FC Inter News via Manchester Evening News)

Some of Manchester United's younger players see manager Louis van Gaal as "a grandpa" whose management style is outdated. (Mail)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on a £10m deal for Real Madrid's Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez, 24. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Striker Jerome Sinclair's future at Liverpool remains uncertain, with the 19-year-old keen to leave in search of more regular game time. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he wanted Manuel Neuer and not David de Gea to succeed Edwin van der Sar as the Red Devils' goalkeeper - but is glad he was persuaded to change his mind. Neuer, 30, joined Bayern Munich from Schalke. (Manchester Evening News)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season. (Express)

Everton defender Leighton Baines, 31, says there is no chemistry between the players at the moment as they struggle for form. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez called his squad and backroom staff to the training ground on Sunday for another intense session after Saturday's defeat by Norwich. (Chronicle)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will give midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, the chance to explain his part in a nightclub row before the club decide whether to fine him. (Express)

Sunderland are ready to bid for Toulouse's Danish forward Martin Braithwaite, 24, in the summer.(Mail)

West Ham have made a formal approach to sign Levante midfielder Victor Camarasa, 21, although his fee will depend on whether the La Liga side are relegated this season. (Star)

Best of social media

Manchester City Under-18s reached the final of the FA Youth Cup as a 2-2 draw against Arsenal saw them win 4-3 on aggregate and their display and the work of coach Jason Wilcox earned praise on Twitter from former City and England player Trevor Sinclair.

Trevor Sinclair on Twitter

And finally

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, speaking on Uruguayan TV, revealed he only urinates when sitting down - because he is a "clean man". (Sun)