Liverpool youngster Sergi Canos could be heading for a summer transfer - and QPR are one of the clubs lurking in the wings.

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Spanish midfielder has failed to reach an agreement over a new contract, with his wages believed to be the issue.

And unless he agrees to a lower sum, he could be heading out of Anfield during the window.

Premier League outfit Watford are also monitoring the situation, and clubs in Portugal are also believed to be interested in Canos, who is valued at £4m by Liverpool.

Liam Bridcutt's hopes of securing a move to Leeds United depend on the new manager.

Sky Bet Championship - Leeds United (1) v Huddersfield Town (4) - Liam Bridcutt and Nahki Wells.

Steve Evans is a big fan of the Sunderland midfielder, and Sam Allardyce sees no room for him in the Black Cats squad for next term.

But Evans looks set to be replaced, with Darrell Clarke of Bristol Rovers the current favourite, and that could scupper the deal.

Rafa Benitez has agreed to stay on as manager of Newcastle United.

The former Liverpool manager could not mastermind an escape from relegation, leading many to speculate he would not be back at St James' Park next season.

But he has now agreed a deal to stay after talks with Mike Ashley, causing the bookies to slash the odds of an immediate return to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Newcastle star Andros Townsend has been linked with a transfer to Sporting Lisbon after being spotted on a plane to Portugal.

England's Andros Townsend warms up on the touchline during the international friendly match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester

The ex-Tottenham midfielder only moved to St James' Park in January, but has earned a place in the provisional England squad for Euro 2016.

And his recent resurgence has seen Sporting linked with his signature, and the Daily Express has followed it up with pictures of Townsend on his way to the Portuguese capital.

Aston Villa's new owner has lined up Roberto Di Matteo as the new manager, claims the Daily Telegraph.

Di Matteo won the Champions League with Chelsea but it is his experience in gaining promotion from the Championship that has attracted Tony Xia.

But the Villa scouting department are all set to be replaced, after poor recent recruitment.

Sunderland are reportedly stepping up their interest in Bristol City's Aden Flint.

Aden Flint of Bristol City

The Black Cats are ready to offer Adam Matthews and cash to get the deal done, according to the Bristol Post.

Lee Johnson would like to sign Matthews, who had a successful loan spell at Ashton Gate but is surplus to requirements at Sunderland.

However The Robins would like to keep Flint, who still has three years left on his contract.