Press Gossip - 2019

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  1. Jan 12, 2019

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Saturday's Newspapers:
    January 12, 2019

    Manchester United will have the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho, providing they offer Barcelona a substantial amount, according to Saturday's papers.

    • Barcelona are the latest team to join the race for Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata as they look to provide cover for striker Luis Suarez.
    • Thierry Henry is set to offer Michy Batshuayi an escape route out of Chelsea as he is desperate for January reinforcements to help his side secure Monaco's Ligue 1 status.
    • Chelsea's top transfer priority this month is to wrap up a six-month loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain.
    • Watford have approached Lyon over a potential transfer of winger Maxwel Cornet and are currently in discussions over a £20m deal.
    • Thierry Henry approached Laurent Koscielny last month to convince him about moving to Monaco, but the defender chose to remain at Arsenal.
    • Leicester want to sign Hull winger Jarrod Brown, with Tottenham and Everton also tracking the 22-year-old.


    • Juventus are plotting to make a summer move for Real Madrid outcast Isco, who has a £630m release clause.
    • Liverpool have told Divock Origi they want him to stay until the end of the season despite interest from Fulham, Wolves and West Ham.
    • Hollywood actress and Manchester United fan Julia Roberts paid £80,000 for two tickets to a 2022 World Cup game in Qatar at an auction in Los Angeles.
    • QPR have put a £10m price tag on highly-rated midfielder Eberechi Eze as Tottenham, Bournemouth, Brighton and Crystal Palace continue to monitor the 20-year-old.
    • Cardiff have not given up on their hopes to sign Emiliano Sala from Nantes and have revived their bid which stood at £18m plus add-ons before the January window opened.
    • Huddersfield have had an opening bid for Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki rejected, with the Japanese forward out of contract in the summer.
    • West Ham are exploring a possible move for Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.


    • David Luiz is planning to leave Chelsea and rejoin his former club Benfica when his contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer.
    • Chelsea triggered Jan Oblak's £90m release clause six months ago but could not secure a deal with the goalkeeper, who refused to speak to interested clubs in order to remain faithful to Atletico Madrid.
    • AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said talks are ongoing with 31-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain's representatives amid speculation over a move to Chelsea.


    • Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has told Jurgen Klopp he will not renew his contract ahead of a potential move back to former club Sevilla.
    • Arsenal have hit a roadblock in the negotiations for the transfer of Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, as the Dalian Yifang player's wage demands are too high.
    • Manchester United and Real Madrid have been told they must pay £68m if they want to sign Porto defender Eder Militao.
    • Everton are interested in signing Southampton and Portugal defender Cedric Soares, 27, with the Saints reportedly willing to sell.


    • Manchester United and Arsenal want to sign Yacine Brahimi, who looks set to leave Porto when his contract expires in the summer.
    • Gareth Bale tried to convince Wales team-mate Aaron Ramsey to join Real Madrid before the Arsenal midfielder reportedly agreed a deal to join Juventus in the summer.
    • Manchester United will have the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho, providing they offer Barcelona a substantial amount, with the Catalan club willing to listen to bids as they pursue Neymar.


    • Chelsea could be about to complete their first January signing as they have agreed in principle deals with Leandro Paredes and Nicola Barella, but have decided to stall completing transfers while they decide what to do next.


    • Roman Abramovich pumped another £69.1m into Chelsea last season, meaning the size of the club's debt towards the Russian businessman has risen to around £1.13billion.
    • Chelsea's negotiations with Bayern Munich over the potential sale of Callum Hudson-Odoi are being complicated by their demand for a buy-back clause.


    • Celtic are locked in talks to sign Manny Perez as Brendan Rodgers continues his search for a new right-back.
    • Glen Kamara could be joining Rangers as soon as January, as the player is pushing to move to Ibrox immediately instead of waiting for his pre-contract agreement to come into place in June.
    • Moanes Dabour will be leaving Red Bull Salzburg "in the next two weeks", with Liverpool showing an interest in the Israel striker.
    • Celtic have been told they have to splash £8m if they have any hopes of landing Omar Elabdellaoui from Olympiakos.


    • Kilmarnock are not giving up hope that Greg Stewart will be back at Rugby Park this season, despite Birmingham's shock decision to recall the frontman.
  2. Jan 13, 2019 at 09:26

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Sunday's Newspapers:
    January 13, 2019

    Kalidou Koulibaly is a summer target for Manchester United who have sounded out Diego Simeone about becoming their new manager. Read all about it.


    Manchester United have made Kalidou Koulibaly a prime summer target.

    Tottenham have entered the race to sign Ajax's brilliant youngster Frenkie de Jong - as Real Madrid prepare to launch a £100m bid for his fellow midfielder Christian Eriksen.

    Manchester United have sounded out Diego Simeone about becoming their new manager.

    Harry Kane wants Mauricio Pochettino to stay and build a dynasty at Tottenham.

    Arsenal have told Juventus that it will cost them £18m to sign Aaron Ramsey this month.

    Antonio Valencia is set to bring the curtain down on his 10-year Manchester United career at the end of the season.

    Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reckons Pep Guardiola has given his old club a blueprint for winning against Liverpool in the Champions League last 16.

    Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, whose contract expires in 18 months, is on Manchester United's shortlist to become their next manager.

    Chelsea forward Willian is a target for Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang.


    Tottenham Hotspur's new £1bn stadium will not be completed by the end of this season.

    Callum Hudson-Odoi wants Chelsea to allow him to leave this week in a £35m move to Bayern Munich, insisting he needs to play in order to develop as a player.

    Jack Clarke is being tracked by a growing number of Premier League clubs as Leeds United look to tie down the promising teenager on a new long-term deal.

    AC Milan are preparing a move to sign Manchester United and Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

    Manchester United's recent revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reduced the chances of the club making signings in the January transfer window

    Everton are ready to offload over £60m worth of signings this month as they listen to offers for Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse and Morgan Schneiderlin.

    West Ham will make a move for Bournemouth's Callum Wilson if Marko Arnautovic forces a move out of the club.

    Wolves striker Leo Bonatini is in talks with Greek club PAOK.

    English rugby is facing the threat of a breakaway by Championship clubs if the Premiership gets rid of relegation.


    Bayern Munich are to ask about taking Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata on loan for the rest of the season.

    Tottenham have joined a host of Premier League clubs in the running for Sunderland star Josh Maja.

    Liverpool and Manchester City are facing a battle with Bournemouth for Turkish star Abdulkadir Omur.

    West Ham are prepared to make a second offer for Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey after an initial £10m bid was rejected.


    Nathan Ake is a shock target for Chelsea.

    Wayne Rooney's drunken arrest has jeopardised sponsorship deals worth around £6m a year.

    Tottenham have put a £310m price tag on striker Harry Kane with Real Madrid reported to be interested in the 25-year-old.

    Real Madrid will make summer bids for both Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Tottenham's Christian Eriksen.

    Manchester City's 18-year-old midfielder Rabbi Matondo has rejected a contract offer from the club.


    Liverpool are back on the trail of Celtic wing ace James Forrest.

    Rangers could be set to reignite their interest in Liverpool's teen sensation Ben Woodburn.


    Neil Lennon fears he is fighting a losing battle in trying to get Scott Allan back to Hibs.

    Leeds are considering a loan move for Arsenal's third-choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
  3. Jan 14, 2019 at 08:47

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Monday's Newspapers:
    January 14, 2019


    • Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants the club to find an exit route for Mesut Ozil before the end of the January transfer window to free up funds to sign his own players.
    • Everton have told Idrissa Gana Gueye they do not wish to sell him to PSG this month.
    • Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez called on the St James' Park hierarchy to release funds to sign a new attacker this month.


    • Wolves are poised to open contract talks with captain Conor Coady, who is on Gareth Southgate's radar for an England call-up.


    • Chelsea are locked in talks with Juventus over a possible 18-month loan move for Gonzalo Higuain - and Juve are set to make their demands heard.
    • Chelsea are in advanced talks with Zenit St Petersburg over a £31m deal for Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes.
    • Mikael Lustig has reiterated his desire to remain at Celtic.


    • Samir Nasri feared he would never play football again after an 18-month anti-doping ban left him on the verge of depression.


    • Bournemouth want £75m to sell striker Callum Wilson to Chelsea.
    • Everton are keen on Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele - but will have to pay mega money if they want to get him.


    • Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has dropped a bombshell by claiming he wants to leave the club - this month.


    • Brendan Rodgers has revealed he once tried to sign Steven Davis.
    • Aberdeen are prepared to wait to land target Greg Stewart.
  4. Jan 15, 2019 at 08:40

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Tuesday's Newspapers:
    January 15, 2019


    • Harry Kane fears he could be out for at least four weeks as the striker and Tottenham Hotspur wait for the swelling on his injured ankle to go down.
    • Chelsea will demand upwards of £100m if Eden Hazard tells the club he wants to join Real Madrid - even though he will only have one year remaining on his contract at the end of the season.
    • Premier League clubs are already plotting major player recruitment searches in South America, Africa and Asia in the expectation that the Home Office will relax international working permits across professional sport after a no-deal Brexit.


    • David de Gea wants to commit his long-term future to Manchester United but is awaiting a suitable offer as contract talks continue.
    • Zenit St Petersburg want £36m for Chelsea target Leandro Paredes.
    • Fulham are trying to conclude a deal for Leicester defender Danny Simpson.
    • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ordered Manchester United's players to wear their official club suits to all matches as he continues to impose his ethos on the squad.
    • Cardiff City have registered an interest in Genk striker Mbwana Samatta who is the Belgian first division's top scorer.
    • Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are among the Premier League clubs tracking Bruges winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld.
    • Wolves have opened talks over a move for Sparta Prague striker Benjamin Tetteh.


    • Jonjo Shelvey has been told he is staying at Newcastle - after interest from Fulham and West Ham.
    • Chelsea are edging closer to landing Leandro Paredes as their Cesc Fabregas replacement.


    • Manchester United have gagged Jose Mourinho before he makes his first public appearances since being sacked by the club last month.
    • Marko Arnautovic will be the subject of a new bid of around £45m from Shanghai SIPG which will test the resolve of West Ham United to keep the striker.
    • Neil Warnock is standing by his fierce pro-Brexit outburst but insisted he has no problem with Cardiff City distancing the club from his remarks.


    • Tottenham are weighing up a loan move for Barcelona flop Malcom.
    • Gonzalo Higuain is keen to join Chelsea, where he would be reunited with Maurizio Sarri, his boss at Napoli.
    • Cardiff hope a record £18m move for Argentinean striker Emiliano Sala will end their goalscoring woes.


    • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved into pole position to become Manchester United's next permanent boss.
    • Alvaro Morata is in talks with Atletico Madrid ahead of a move back to Spain, according to reports.
    • Fulham pair Aleksandar Mitrovic and Aboubakar Kamara got into a fight during a team yoga lesson.
    • Chelsea are in talks with David Luiz over a new contract with the Brazilian's current deal set to expire in the summer, according to the defender's agent.
    • Nottingham Forest want the managerial dream team of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane to end the club's 20-year top-flight exile.
    • England's hopes of hosting the 2030 World Cup have been hit, with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino set to back Spain, Portugal and Morocco's three-nation bid.
    • Everton are considering a £25m move for Espanyol hotshot Borja Iglesias.
    • Faltering Arsenal are ready to sell Mesut Ozil in the summer.


    • Porto are set to test Celtic's resolve with a £14m January bid for Olivier Ntcham.
    • Rangers want Charlton ace Karlan Ahearne-Grant as a long-term replacement for Alfredo Morelos.


    • Dedryck Boyata will stay at Celtic until the end of the season, reveals Brendan Rodgers.
    • Ravel Morrison has sparked speculation over a move to Rangers as he followed a host of Ibrox stars on Instagram.
  5. Jan 15, 2019 at 09:51

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

    Jun 1, 2000
    Dublin, Ireland
  6. Jan 15, 2019 at 13:28

    marukomu The Gatekeeper

    Jun 5, 2010
    In a D-cup
    Punishment for the tackle on Pogba?
  7. Jan 16, 2019 at 08:53

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Wednesday's Newspapers:
    January 16, 2019


    • Leicester have lined up Brendan Rodgers in a shock move to replace Claude Puel.
    • Daniel Sturridge is braced for pre-contract offers from America.
    • Pep Guardiola has been told by Leeds that Jack Clarke is not for sale at any price.
    • Manchester City have signed Japan U21 midfielder Ko Itakura.
    • Bournemouth are set to bid £15m for Brentford's Chris Mepham as they look to land the young defender ahead of Southampton.
    • More than 30 Manchester United fans were ejected from Wembley during Sunday's win at Tottenham after they infiltrated home areas.


    • Alvaro Morata's desired move out of Chelsea and to Atletico Madrid hangs in the balance due to the Spanish club's current refusal to buy the player outright or commit to buying the striker in the summer.
    • Chelsea will offer Petr Cech a route back to Stamford Bridge after the goalkeeper announced his retirement.
    • Chelsea are braced for a partial stadium closure in the Europa League after UEFA officially launched an investigation into alleged racist chanting by supporters during the club's 2-2 draw at MOL Vidi last month.
    • Manchester City star Raheem Sterling fears Brent Council will stop him from forming an academy for disadvantaged children.
    • Manchester United may consider offers for Marouane Fellaini this month.
    • Arsenal have put James Rodriguez on their list of potential signings in the transfer window - and he could cost them just £3m.

    • Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has denied reports that Neymar has been pleading for a return to the club.
    • Sevilla have given up on Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.
    • Middlesbrough flop Cristhian Stuani has refused to rule out a shock move to Barcelona.
    • Ralph Hasenhuttl believes he is seeing a "new Nathan Redmond" because he has become less selfish.
    • Marcos Rojo is likely to be the first casualty of Manchester United's plans to strengthen their defence.
    • Manchester City have refused to give UEFA any comment on allegations that they breached financial fair play regulations and misled the governing body because the club argues the claims were based on "hacked or stolen" emails.


    • Bayern Munich want to take Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat back to Germany, and feel they can do a deal before the end of the season.
    • Dundee have failed to land Ross McCrorie on loan as part of a deal to let Glen Kamara join Rangers early.
    • Celtic could be set to snap up English youngster Josh Maja from Sunderland.
    • Graeme Shinnie is set to sign a pre-contract agreement with Wigan Athletic

  8. Jan 17, 2019 at 08:52

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Thursday's Newspapers:
    January 17, 2019

    Daily Mirror

    • Manchester United and Chelsea are set to fight over the signature of Crystal Palace's 21-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.
    • Manchester City could miss out on highly-rated Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong because only PSG are prepared to meet Ajax's asking price of £66.4m.
    • Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit says nothing has changed under new manager Unai Emery from when Arene Wenger was in charge.
    • Denis Suarez was named in Barcelona's matchday squad to face Levante, potentially scuppering Arsenal's chances of acquiring his signature.
    • Chelsea midfielder Charlie Colkett is the subject of a tug-of-war between Aston Villa and Swedish club Ostersunds.
    The Sun
    • Everton face a battle with Wolves and Southampton for RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin.
    • Manchester United are demanding a fee of around £15m from AC Milan, Porto and Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande for midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
    Daily Star
    • Liverpool are edging closer to signing Red Bull Salzburg striker Moanes Dabour.
    • Tottenham are considering Divock Origi as a temporary replacement for Harry Kane, with England's captain out injured.
    • Arsenal are planning to lure Jack Clarke away from Leeds United, with the forward's contract talks on hold until the summer.
    Daily Telegraph
    • Unai Emery says he likes provoking friction among his players after his decision to drop Mesut Ozil.
    • Michy Batshuayi wants to move on loan to Monaco, despite Chelsea preferring him to move to Everton for £40m.
    Daily Mail
    • Manchester City have opened talks with Hadjuk Split for a £7m deal for 18-year-old Croatian midfielder Ante Palaversa, a possible long-term Fernandinho replacement.
    The Times
    • Antonio Valencia has told Manchester United that he will remain at the club until the summer even if they do not extend his contract into next season.
    • Dan Robson is set to be handed a late chance to press his claims for World Cup selection when Eddie Jones names his England squad for the Six Nations.
    • Celtic's Kieran Tierney is facing a fight to be fit for Europa League clash with Valencia.
    Daily Record
    • Scott McTominay could leave Old Trafford on loan, with both Celtic and Aberdeen interested in the midfielder.
    • Damien Duff says Brendan Rodgers is in his dream job with Celtic and would not want to leave should Leicester come calling.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019 at 08:58
  9. Jan 18, 2019 at 08:56

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Friday's Newspapers:
    January 18, 2019

    Marcus Rashford is set to see his wages double with a new Manchester United deal


    • Gonzalo Higuain will fly into London on Friday to complete a loan move to Chelsea and potentially be available to sit on the bench against Arsenal on Saturday night.
    • Chelsea are also closing on a deal to sign midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg as their replacement for Cesc Fabregas.


    • Manchester United are set to offer Marcus Rashford a new deal that will double his current wage to £150,000 per week.
    • Chelsea are ready to offer teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi a new £70,000-a-week deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge.


    • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will soon have a formal interview for the full-time Manchester United manager's job.
    • Leeds United have rejected an approach from Crystal Palace for teen sensation Jack Clarke.
    • Napoli's £90m-rated Kalidou Koulibaly remains Manchester United's No 1 defensive transfer target.
    • Inter Milan are set to deal Manchester United's hopes of signing Milan Skriniar a blow by offering the defender a lucrative new contract.


    • Manchester United players and staff want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be offered the permanent manager's role after his electric start.
    • West Ham have seen two offers for £45m-rated Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek turned down.
    • BBC chief Tim Davie has turned down the chance to become Premier League chief executive in the wake of Susanna Dinnage's decision not to take up her appointment.

    • Arsenal fear losing teenagers Arthur Okonkwo, Xavier Amaechi and Tyreece John-Jules to clubs in Germany.

    • English football is preparing to make rule changes to allow replays of VAR decisions to be shown on big screens inside stadiums.


    • Scottish Premiership managers have united with under-fire referees to back the use of VAR after a crunch summit.
    • Rangers have offered a deal to Chicago Fire midfielder Matt Polster after he spent the winter break training with the club.
    • Celtic remain keen on a deal to sign Manchester United's Scott McTominay on loan but will have to move fringe midfielders out of the club first.
  10. Jan 19, 2019 at 09:16

    christinaa Gossip Girl

    Sep 19, 2012
    Saturday's Newspapers:
    January 19, 2019


    Bayern Munich have offered Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi weekly wages of £85,000 and guaranteed him first-team football to try and tempt him to the Bundesliga.

    Everton are set to make a £40m offer to Chelsea for Michy Batshuayi but remain interested in a loan deal covering the rest of the season.

    Manchester United are bemused Jose Mourinho criticised the club's management structure and claim it was him who blocked changes, including the appointment of a director of football.

    Ashley Cole will thrash out personal terms with Derby County next week.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United team to claim third in the Premier League.

    England will not make use of spinners Jack Leach and Adil Rashid in the first Test against the West Indies.


    Arsenal are ready to rival Juventus for highly-rated Braga forward Francisco Trincao.

    Sunderland are determined to sign Wigan striker Will Grigg after having two bids rejected.

    Marco Silva is certain Jordan Pickford will find the form that made him England's first-choice goalkeeper.


    Thierry Henry wants to bring Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Monaco on loan even though he is set to miss a month through injury.

    Real Madrid are ready to activate the £44m release clause in Porto defender Eder Militao's contract and beat Manchester United to his signature.

    Aston Villa have asked Newcastle about the availability of midfielder Isaac Hayden this month.

    Wantaway PSG star Adrien Rabiot will no longer be considered by manager Thomas Tuchel, as he continues to run down his contract in order to leave the French capital as a free agent.

    Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri is set to show his ruthless side by axing Aboubakar Kamara from his squad for Sunday's visit of Tottenham.


    West Ham are still pondering a decision to activate Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez's release clause but are resigned to losing Marko Arnautovic before the end of the month.


    Borussia Dortmund want £250,000 in compensation for Huddersfield managerial target Jan Siewert.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his management of Manchester United will face a different test when a game is finally lost.


    Cowdenbeath chairman Donald Findlay claims Rangers kit man Jimmy Bell was the driving force behind their controversial Scottish Cup postponement.

    Ryan Gauld admits he went to Portugal with a huge weight on his shoulders after being dubbed 'mini-Messi'.


    Craig Levein has called a truce with Derek McInnes after the VAR summit at McDiarmid Park.