Juan Mata is predicting a bright future at Manchester United and fully expects David Moyes to bring in the right players this summer to make sure the club will challenge for trophies again next season.They know, and I know, we're in a transitional moment, but in the summer they're going to try to sign a few players and I have the faith they are going to bring top players in.
Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has dismissed rumours linking him with a move to England and says he is relishing the prospect of a Champions League campaign with the Scottish champions. Last month, the 22-year-old's agent was quoted as saying some "absolute top clubs" in England had shown interest in his client and that a summer move south of the border was a possibility.
First of all I have a contract until 2017 I think, so I don't have to move, and I think the Champions League is always a big thing for every player. I want to play Champions League.
PAPER TALKFor a full round-up of all the best stories from today’s tabloids and broadsheets, check out our updated Paper Talk feature, which includes the following transfer lines.
- DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United are tracking Feyenoord teenager Tonny Vilhena, a 19-year-old midfielder who has already played for Holland's U21s and is also being linked with Juventus.
- DAILY MAIL: Bayern Munich are interested in signing Aston Villa and England U-17 defender Easah Suliman.
- THE TIMES: West Ham United hope to take advantage of Sunderland’s likely relegation with a move for Lee Cattermole.
- DAILY RECORD: Cardiff’s Scotland keeper David Marshall is a summer target for West Ham.
[newspaper} There are plenty of interesting stories in today’s newspapers, with the Daily Mirror saying that John Terry has been offered a new one-year contract by Chelsea - but must take a massive pay cut. Terry’s deal expires this summer and it is reported that his wages could be halved if he decided to stay on, although he has attracted strong interest from foreign clubs and Galatasaray are understood to be leading the chase.
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has expressed his delight at seeing Tim Howard pen a new contract at Goodison Park which will take him through to 2018.
It is fantastic news. To have Tim Howard performing as he has been this season, I cannot see past him to choose the best goalkeeper in the league.
With Yeovil currently sat bottom of the Championship standings, five points from safety, manager Gary Johnson has been explaining his decision to recall forward Sam Foley from a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town.
Chris Cohen believes he, and every other member of the Nottingham Forest squad, must prove themselves to incoming boss Stuart Pearce.
Hopefully I will be in his plans and he will want me to be part of his team. That is the first part. We all start with a clean slate. We all have to prove ourselves again, that is the thing with a new manager.
A representative of Iago Aspas, Jose Rodriguez Baster, has refuted any suggestion that Liverpool may look to cash-in on the striker this summer and allow him to return to his native Spain.
There is no possibility of a return to Spain for Iago, or for a move elsewhere. Iago has a four-year contract with Liverpool and he is happy to be at the Reds, aside from the fact that he would certainly like to play more. But Rodgers is happy with him and they are not thinking about a transfer.
Jimmy Kebe will see out the season at Leeds United, with his loan deal set to be completed despite picking up an injury. The winger linked up with the Whites in January from Crystal Palace.
Eddie Howe is eager to see the senior ranks at Bournemouth bolstered by a steady stream of academy graduates. With money tight, the Cherries do not have the luxury of being able to spend big in the pursuit of fresh faces. With that in mind, greater emphasis is being placed on the production of home-grown talent.
Barry Ferguson believes Blackpool are producing youngsters of real potential - with three of them offered new contracts. Harrison McGahey, Mark Waddington and Connor Hunt have all had fresh terms put to them at Bloomfield Road.
Dougie Freedman will be looking to 'trade' this summer, with Bolton Wanderers focused on finding players with the right level of commitment.I'm yet to see what the budget is going to be for next season, but I don't think it will be as it has been. I would like to think I can keep a hold of one or two, but know that one or two will move on and a few will come in.
Stuart Gray would like to bring Matty Fryatt back to Sheffield Wednesday, but appreciates Hull City may have plans for him. Fryatt spent two months on loan at Hillsborough early in the 2013/14 campaign, and netted four times in nine appearances for the Owls. He will see his current contract with the Tigers expire in the summer.
Reading are expecting La Liga side Sevilla to take up the option of turning Daniel Carrico's loan into a permanent deal. The 25-year-old midfielder completed a switch to Spain last summer on a season-long agreement.
Tim Sherwood says record signing Erik Lamela will not figure again this season and still has plenty to prove at Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs splashed out £30million on the Argentine playmaker last summer, but have seen him offer little return on that sizeable investment.
I think the benefit he will have is he'll be settled so he'll improve from that, but as regards settling into the Premier League, I think the jury's still out because he's not played enough football.
Bakary Sako has hinted that he will still be a Wolverhampton Wanderers player next season, with it his intention to honour his contract. The Mali international has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux ever since relegation into the third tier was confirmed in 2012/13. Fulham and Nottingham Forest have led the chase, but have failed to strike a deal.
Matty James found it 'difficult' to turn down a new deal at Manchester United, but has seen that decision justified at Leicester City.
It was a difficult decision. I was coming off the back of quite a bad injury and I didn't know where my future lay. United offered me a contract but it wasn't enough in terms of security. I was a little nervous about staying.
Guillermo Ochoa is to leave Ajaccio as a free agent in the summer and claims he will consider offers from across Europe. AC Milan and Liverpool have been credited with holding an interest in the Mexican goalkeeper in the recent past.
Defender Pablo Mills has signed a 12-month contract extension on his deal with League Two side Bury. Mills moved to the JD Stadium on a free transfer after ending his time with Rotherham in January and has started in the last 17 straight games.
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