From the Back Pages, May 27: Spurs in ‘advanced talks’ with Southampton manager Pochettino

From the back pages
From the back pages

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is in advanced talks with Tottenham to become the north London club’s next manager, Press Association Sport understands. (The Independent)

Brendan Rodgers has been rewarded for an impressive season with a new long-term contract. Rodgers, 41, took Liverpool to the runners-up spot behind Manchester CIty in the Barclays Premier League,and in the process confirmed their return to Champions League Football. Now he has been rewarded with a contract which is understood to run until 2018. (The Times)

Rio Ferdinand is seriously considering a move to Queens Park Rangers, with the 35-year-old a free agent after being released by Manchester United. (The Guardian)

Toni Kroos and Cesc Fabregas dismissed by Louis van Gaal at Manchester United... but Bastian Schweinsteiger could be available for £10m. (Daily Mail)

ROMA striker Mattia Destro has no interest in a summer transfer, according to his agent. (The Express)

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been warned by Toto Wolff over their Monte Carlo spat , writes Byron Young in Monaco. (The Mirror)

Ince poised to sign for Inter Milan. Thomas Ince poised to follow in footsteps of father Paul and sign for Italian giants Inter Milan. (The Telegraph)