QPR, Newcastle, Sunderland and Villa chasing Crewe midfielder – report

QPR are interested Crewe’s Luke Murphy, according to The Sun on Sunday. 

Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa are also said to keeping tabs on the 23-year-old midfielder.

Rafael Benitez would be Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s ideal choice for the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge next season, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

It is claimed that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to return but Abramovich has not been convinced to re-appoint him.

Abramovich is said to be largely happy with the job Benitez has done as interim manager and has even sounded players out to see how they would feel about the Spaniard staying on.

But with fans opposed to Benitez, Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has apparently emerged as the favourite for the role.

The Sunday Mirror, on the other hand, say Mourinho is set to turn his back on a return to Chelsea and instead stay at Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard has been offered an improved deal to join LA Galaxy, according to the Sunday People.

He is said to have been offered a two-year contract worth £3.9m a year, plus a lucrative image rights deal.

The Sun on Sunday say Manchester United with not be joining Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign striker Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid.

And the Mail on Sunday tip Chelsea to sign Falcao and Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.



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