Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has stepped up his efforts to play a part in the club’s fight for Premier League survival after re-joining his team-mates in training.
Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle that even victory in their crunch Premier League survival clash with Cardiff will not end their fears as they battle to avoid the drop.
What the papers say David De Gea looks keen to cement his long-term future at Manchester United as talks continue over the terms of a fresh deal, the Mail says. After an outstanding performance against Tottenham, the goalkeeper is looking to make Old Trafford his home for the foreseeable future but will be hoping for a boost to his current £200,000-a-week contract, the paper says.
What the papers say Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain, currently on loan at AC Milan, could be heading to Chelsea as part of a loan deal until the end of the season, the Telegraph says. The Italian giants, however, are said to be looking to sell the striker on a permanent basis, possibly jeopardising any short-term deal.
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is to head to Barcelona for a check-up on the thigh injury which has limited his involvement in recent weeks.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has gagged himself ahead of a potentially pivotal January transfer window – but has insisted Jonjo Shelvey is not up for grabs.