Paper round-up: Tottenham chief to go ahead with controversial plan

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is pushing ahead with controversial plans to cut costs during the coronavirus crisis.

Spurs and other Premier League clubs have been criticised for their response to football being put on hold because of the pandemic.

However, the Daily Telegraph reports that Levy is going ahead with planned 20 per cent wage cuts and furloughing for Tottenham’s non-playing staff.

Last week he announced  cost-cutting measures for April and May – and attracted widespread criticism.

The Telegraph say staff who will continue to work have been asked to accept temporary changes to their contracts.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal have once again been linked with Jerome Boateng.

The Daily Mail suggest both London clubs are keen to sign the Bayern Munich defender.

It has also been claimed that Chelsea are ready to almost double Lautaro Martinez’s wages in order to sign him.

It comes as the Argentine forward is being linked with a move to Barcelona.

The Express have picked up on a story by Spanish outlet Sport which claimed that Chelsea and Manchester City are willing to offer Martinez huge wages.

It is claimed that both Premier League clubs are offering him almost £9m a year, which is apparently almost twice his Inter salary.

Sport also say, however, that Martinez has set his heart on a move to Barca.

And the Daily Star have picked up on reports that Chelsea winger Pedro could join Al-Sadd of Qatar when his contract expires this summer.




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