Today's newspaper gossip: Yaya Toure set for China move, Pellegrini set for Valencia job

Published on: 03 February 2016

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, will be offered a £30m-a-year contract to move to China, following the confirmation that Pep Guardiola will be City manager in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)

City's manager-in-waiting Guardiola is eyeing a £30m summer move for Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 32. (AS - in Spanish)

Guardiola will also attempt to sign Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, in the summer. (Gazetta World)

As well as battling Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid for Pogba, Guardiola will attempt to spend £50m on Everton and England defender John Stones, 21.(Daily Mail)

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Guardiola has been fighting rumours of dressing-room unrest at Bayern Munich - just days before he was confirmed as the new City boss. (Sun)

Manuel Pellegrini could take over from Gary Neville as Valencia manager when he leaves City at the end of the season, according to his agent. (Talksport)

The Chilean has already been offered the Chelsea manager's job (Metro, via El Mercurio)

Chelsea could yet sell Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 29, despite the transfer window in Britain closing, with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning interested.(Daily Star)

Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, has no intention of remaining at the club - even if they decide to offer him a contract extension before his current deal expires in the summer. (Daily Star)

Championship side Leeds are lining up an emergency loan deal for Norwich's out-of-favour striker Kyle Lafferty, 28, who is expected to play for Northern Ireland in Euro 2016. (Talksport)

Liverpool had a £22.7m offer for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 22, turned down on deadline day as the Italian side did not have enough time to find a replacement. (Corriere della Sera via Football Italia)

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West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has revealed he would have bought Southampton striker Charlie Austin, 26, if he had known he was available for just £4m. (Daily Mirror)

Marseille want to turn Remy Cabella's loan spell from Newcastle into a permanent one, activating a £6m buy-out for the France midfielder.(Newcastle Chronicle)

Liverpool and Serbia winger Lazar Markovic - on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce - says former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers "changed" during his final season in charge at Anfield. (Fanatik, via Liverpool Echo)

Leicester are hoping to secure 28-year-old Bordeaux and France midfielder Clement Chantome on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer. (L'Equipe via Daily Express)

Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as a contender to take over at Paris St-Germain this summer when he leaves his job as Manchester City manager. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are likely to return this summer with bids for Fulham 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, 19, after failing in the January window. (Daily Telegraph)

Atletico Madrid have sold Colombia striker Jackson Martinez, 29, to China's Guangzhou Evergrande for 42 million euros. (AS)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman were involved in a tunnel bust-up after the Gunners were held to goalless draw by the Saints. (Daily Mail)

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted his praise for Leicester's two-goal striker Jamie Vardy in the Foxes' win over Liverpool.


West Ham goalkeeper Adrian dedicated West Ham's win over Aston Villa to his newborn son Enzo on Twitter.

And finally

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, 28, has arranged to meet a young Afghan fan who became famous after pictures emerged of him wearing a blue-and-white-striped plastic bag with the Argentina attacker's name and number scrawled on the back. (ESPN)

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, 23, now on loan at Championship side Charlton, touched the ball just 30 times while on a six-month loan spell at Ajax. (Metro)

Liverpool's new ticket price structure has been described as "morally unjustifiable" by their own supporters' committee after it was announced that some seats in the rebuilt Main Stand will cost £77 next season.(Guardian)