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Press Gossip - 2019

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by christinaa, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Apr 12, 2019 at 09:08

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    • Manchester City have been keeping tabs on 19-year-old forward Joao Felix, who became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League on Thursday. Felix is a £105m target for Manchester United too.
    Any player that United have their eyes on becomes a target for City !
  2. Apr 12, 2019 at 09:11

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Friday's Nespapers:
    12th April 2019

    DAILY MIRROR
    • Liverpool are in talks with Nike over a new kit deal that would eclipse Manchester United's £750m Premier League record.
    • Rafa Benitez believes dealing with Newcastle chief Mike Ashley is like Brexit.
    • Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has emerged as the new top transfer target for Real Madrid, with club president Florentino Perez preferring the 27-year-old to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

    DAILY MAIL
    • Gareth Bale will become part of a mass summer overhaul at Real Madrid this summer, which will see £430m worth of star names leave.
    • Rafa Benitez has sold his Napoli transfer blueprint to Newcastle bosses as he attempts to close the gap on clubs like Leicester, who they play on Friday.
    • Manchester United are primed to sign Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
    • Burnley will listen to offers for goalkeeper Nick Pope, with Bournemouth among the clubs interested, while other England keeper Joe Hart could also leave the club.

    THE SUN
    • Manchester City transfer boss Txiki Begiristain watched in-form Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic score vs Benfica.
    • Andreas Christensen says he "wants to stay" in a major boost for Chelsea with their transfer ban looming.
    • Manchester City have been keeping tabs on 19-year-old forward Joao Felix, who became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League on Thursday. Felix is a £105m target for Manchester United too.

    DAILY STAR
    • Thorgon Hazard could be forced to join Liverpool over Borussia Dortmund this summer as Borussia Monchengladbach favour the Reds' financial terms.
    • Manchester United are willing to pay Real Madrid £52m for Toni Kroos but face competition from Manchester City, Juventus and PSG.


    DAILY EXPRESS
    • Sadio Mane is still wanted by Real Madrid this summer but they will only pursue a transfer if the Liverpool forward hands in a transfer request.
    • Arsenal will make a late attempt to sign Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera on a free transfer in the summer before the Spaniard agrees a move to Paris St-Germain.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH
    • Arsenal and Everton have both held talks with Ajax winger David Neres before a proposed £34.5m move to the Premier League. Borussia Dortmund had a bid rejected in January.

    DAILY RECORD
    • Andre Villas-Boas' agent has refused to rule out a move to Celtic for his client after earlier claiming a deal wouldn't happen.


    OTHER
    • Manchester United have offered Marseille's French goalkeeper Ahmadou Dia, 20, a four-year contract at Old Trafford. (L'Equipe)
    • Bayern Munich's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 30, and France winger Kingsley Coman, 22, had a fight at training on Thursday. (Bild)
    • Real Madrid will not allow France centre-back Raphael Varane, 25, to leave this summer for anything less than his 500m euro (£431m) release clause. (AS)
    • Eintracht Frankfurt and Serbia striker Luka Jovic does not want to join Barcelona yet because of concerns over playing time, says the 21-year-old's father. (Bild)
    • Real Madrid will ask for 130m euros (£112m) for Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, this summer and believe English clubs will be willing to pay that fee. (AS)
  3. Apr 12, 2019 at 11:21

    calodo2003 Full Member

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    Thanks so much for highlighting United-based gossip in bold, it’s extremely helpful!
  4. Apr 12, 2019 at 11:59

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Cheers :)
  5. Apr 13, 2019 at 10:09

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Saturday's Newspapers:
    13th April 2019




    DAILY STAR

    • Tottenham are prepared to part with £30m to secure the signing of Barcelona star Andre Gomes after his impressive loan spell at Everton.
    • Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke has emerged as a contender to assist Scott Parker if the former England midfielder takes over as Fulham manager this summer.


    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    • Surgeons have suggested Harry Kane could need an operation to address his persistent ankle issues.
    • West Ham are lining up a summer move for Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and are expected to listen to offers for Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez.



    DAILY MAIL

    • England boss Gareth Southgate will check on Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi in Sunday's Liverpool clash.
    • Courtney Lawes has defended England team-mate Billy Vunipola over his show of support for Israel Folau's controversial anti-LGBT comments.
    • England have run out of the Dukes balls they used to unsettle Australia in the last home Ashes so a newer version with tighter seams will be used this summer.


    THE SUN

    • Manchester United are reportedly ready to "break the bank" for West Ham star Declan Rice.
    • Lyon axed Memphis Depay and Nabil Fekir from the starting line-up on Friday amid incredible claims they fought with team-mates in training.
    • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to snap up Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka by the coach who discovered him in south London.
    • Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf says Potters fans are "the worst in England" and he is "openly thinking" about leaving the club.
    • Fulham are confident they can keep top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Championship despite transfer interest from Premier League teams.
    • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson wants to make loan striker Jordan Ayew his first permanent signing this summer.


    DAILY MIRROR

    • Bournemouth are agonising over whether to cash in on Ryan Fraser this summer because of the risk of losing him for nothing in the summer of 2020.

    THE GUARDIAN

    • Crystal Palace, Burnley, Norwich City and Southampton are all tracking Birmingham City striker Che Adams but might have to pay £15m to secure his services.

    THE TIMES

    • QPR are in advanced talks to appoint Carlos Carvalhal as their next manager.
    • Four Premier League clubs were secretly sanctioned last year over youth player rule breaches and Chelsea agreed to pay a 12-year-old goalkeeper's family more than £800,000 according to documents from Football Leaks.

    DAILY RECORD
    • John Souttar is being eyed by Rangers as Steven Gerrard targets a move for the Hearts star.
    • Rangers are also closing on a pre-contract deal for Birmingham midfielder Greg Stewart, who is currently on loan with rivals Aberdeen.
  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 08:54

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Sunday's Newspapers:
    14th April 2019


    Manchester United have made Christian Eriksen their big summer target according to today's back pages - get all the latest transfer gossip here.



    DAILY MIRROR

    • Christian Eriksen is a high priority summer target for Manchester United.
    • Manchester United are ready to make Paul Pogba club captain in a bid to show the French midfielder how much they value him.
    • Chelsea are tracking Borussia Dortmund's Alexander Isak, the teenage Swedish striker being hailed as the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    DAILY EXPRESS
    • Manchester United will have to pay an eye-watering £110m if they want to sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-choice central defender Napoli's Kalidou Kouibaly.
    • Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has emerged as a shock transfer target for Italian giants Inter Milan.
    • Michy Batshuayi could return to Borussia Dortmund this summer if they can match Chelsea's £40m valuation.

    THE SUN ON SUNDAY
    • Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is being eyed by a host of Premier League clubs - including bitter rivals Arsenal.
    • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a reunion with Daniel Sturridge this summer.

    THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

    • Chelsea have held talks with three interested parties over the potential £2.5bn sale of the club.
    • Chelsea target Callum Wilson has dismissed reports that he wants to leave Bournemouth this summer.
    • The victims of predator Barry Bennell will receive a maximum £100,000 pay-out under Manchester City's compensation scheme and have been told the club are not admitting blame by settling with them.

    DAILY RECORD
    • Celtic legend Frank McAvennie reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should try to snap up Kieran Tierney for Manchester United.

    THE SCOTTISH SUN

    • Swansea boss Graham Potter is a shock contender for the Celtic job.
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 08:57

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Monday's Newspapers:
    15th April 2019


    DAILY MIRROR

    • Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

    DAILY STAR

    • Tottenham are tracking Osijek FC keeper Marko Malenica as manager Mauricio Pochettino prepares to shuffle his options between the posts.
    • A new business consortium backed by European money are ready to offer to buy Huddersfield Town in a £50m deal.

    THE SUN
    • Chelsea will compete with Real Madrid in the race for Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak.

    DAILY MAIL

    • Joey Barton faces an anxious wait to see if Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel will press charges against him following allegations of a tunnel bust-up at Oakwell.

    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    • Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel was said to be undergoing emergency dental treatment on Sunday after police launched an assault investigation into an alleged tunnel brawl with Joey Barton.

    THE INDEPENDENT

    • Manuel Pellegrini hopes to emulate his success at Villarreal with West Ham and took heart from his side's performance in defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.

    SCOTTISH SUN
    • Arthur Numan reckons clubs will think twice before signing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.


    OTHER

    • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the club could sell valuable players during the summer. The Frenchman wants to make big changes to his squad after a disappointing La Liga season. (Sky Sports)
    • Bayern Munich are interested in Roma's 19-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Bild - in German)
    • Lille president Gerard Lopez says 23-year-old Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe, of interest to Manchester United, will leave the French club in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)
    • Leicester have taken three non-league teenagers on trial to help develop the team in the future. Guiseley midfielder Dylan Barkers, Hastings Uniteddefender Jamie Fielding and Hastings midfielder Adam Lovatt have all joined the club. (Leicester Mercury)
    • Representatives from Manchester United, Juventus and Paris St-Germain were at Aves to watch Sporting Lisbon's 24-year-old midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (A Bola)
    • Arsenal want to sign Tottenham's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld. (Talksport)
    • Argentina striker Mauro Icardi is set to leave Inter Milan this summer. The 26-year-old could make a £52m move to Real Madrid. (AS)
    • Liverpool and Bayern Munich target Timo Werner will not sign a new contract with RB Leipzig. The striker is out of contract at the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.
  8. Apr 16, 2019 at 08:30

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Tuesday's Newspapers:
    16th April 2019



    Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford being linked with a move to Spain.




    D
    AILY MIRROR
    • Barcelona want to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford this summer in a stunning £100m deal.
    • Arsenal are reportedly considering triggering a buy-back clause in the contract of Ismael Bennacer.


    THE SUN
    • Manchester United have told Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola Real Madrid will have to splash £130m if they want to land the France midfielder this summer.
    • Arsenal and Manchester United are battling it out for Ajax's young strike-ace David Neres Campos.
    • Manchester United are set to compete with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes, according to reports.
    • Manchester United are prepared to pay a £31m release clause to sign Roma and Greece defender Kostas Manolas,
    • Watford defender Sebastian Prodl says his career is being "splattered" by Javi Gracia and hints he will have to leave if the manager stays beyond this season.
    • Former Arsenal and France midfielder Patrick Vieira is a candidate for the Lyon job. The 42-year-old is currently managing Nice.


    DAILY MAIL

    • Shinji Okazaki is set to leave Leicester when his contract runs out at the end of the season in another departure from the side that won the Premier League.
    • Tottenham will return to London immediately after Wednesday's crunch Champions League clash against Manchester City - despite playing at the Etihad Stadium again just 64 hours later.


    DAILY TELEGRAPH

    • Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is demanding an English Football League investigation into the financial conduct of three Championship rivals.


    THE INDEPENDENT

    • Southampton midfielder Jody Clasie's future at the club is in doubt. The Dutchman is on loan at Feyenoord and was expected to join them permanently, but has had an argument with manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.


    SCOTTISH SUN

    • Motherwell defender Tom Aldred could be set for a stunning move to India, with Mumbai City and Kerala Blasters keen.
    • Derby boss Frank Lampard has confirmed his interest in Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie.


    DAILY RECORD

    • Chelsea have included Javi Gracia on a shortlist of candidates to replace Maurizio Sarri as the English Premier League club's 'head coach'.
    • Aberdeen and Hibs reportedly sent scouts on spying missions to Greece and Portugal over the weekend.



    OTHER

    • Real Madrid have two transfer plans - one that includes signing Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard and a "luxury" plan that includes bringing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Liverpool's Senegal forward Sadio Mane to the club.
    • Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be a target for Chelsea if their transfer ban is lifted this summer, but the Brazilian has ruled out a move to Manchester United.
    • Newcastle United hope to come to an agreement with manager Rafael Benitez about a contract extension within the next two weeks. (Newcastle Chronicle)
    • Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester City's German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. (Tuttosport,)
    • Juventus officials will meet with Benfica on Tuesday to discuss the transfer of 19-year-old forward Joao Felix, who wants to play alongside fellow Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. (AS)
    • Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle says he can see himself playing for West Brom next season, where the Englishman is currently on loan. (Shields Gazette)
  9. Apr 17, 2019 at 08:26

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Wednesday's Newspapers:
    17th April 2019



    the sun

    Mauricio Pochettino's pulling power has given Tottenham the edge in the race for Ryan Sessegnon.
    Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will seek assurances over regular first-team football before commiting his future to a new contract.
    Matt Ritchie has been told he can leave Newcastle this summer after having his request for a new deal rejected.
    Paris Saint-Germain are plotting another bid for Manchester City target Julian Weigl - with Borussia Dortmund holding out for a £22m fee.
    Arsenal fans are set to be guarded by 800 cops during their Europea League clash in Naples amid fears about football hooligans in the notorious Italian city.
    Premier League clubs are in talks about a groundbreaking deal to use kids' shirts to help campaign against childhood obesity.


    daily mirror

    Arsenal are considering triggering a buy-back clause in the contract of Ismael Bennacer.
    Chelsea are ready to return to Eden Hazard's former club Lille for his replacement - Nicolas Pepe.
    Denis Suarez's agent has admitted that the midfielder's loan spell with Arsenal 'hasn't been his best' - and a summer switch to Napoli could be on the horizon.


    daily mail

    Manchester United head of academy Nicky Butt was arrested on suspicion of alleged assault on Tuesday evening.
    Police have now made contact with Fleetwood Town following allegations that their manager Joey Barton assaulted his Barnsley counterpart Daniel Stendel.


    daily star

    Arsenal are reportedly favourites to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umititi amid rival interest from Manchester United.
    Newcastle are the latest club to run the rule over Burnley teenager Dwight McNeil.



    THE HERALD

    Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is closing in on a move for Aberdeen forward Greg Stewart and he could add further Premiership experience to his squad with deals for John Souttar and Jake Hastie.


    the independent

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told the club to sell 29-year-old Wales winger Gareth Bale - even if it loses them money.


    daily record

    Kilmarnock chief Billy Bowie has promised to half ticket allocations at Rugby Park for Celtic and Rangers fans following frustrations over fan behaviour.
    Celtic hero Billy McNeill will be awarded the One Club Man Award by Spanish side Athletic Bilbao.


    the times

    Rafa Benitez has not recieved any response from Newcastle three weeks after declaring his desire to take the club to the next step.
    Italian city Turin is in line to replace London as the home of tennis' ATP World Tour Finals.
  10. Apr 17, 2019 at 12:21

    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    Manchester United are being linked with every half decent player in Europe. :lol:
  11. Apr 18, 2019 at 08:26

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Thursday's Newspapers:
    18th April 2019

    Real Madrid are plotting to land Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba in a dream double swoop this summer, according to one paper tod
    ay.

    THE SUN
    • Real Madrid are stepping up their bid to land Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba in a dream double swoop this summer.
    • Arsenal target Joan Jordan could be available for £12m this summer because of a release clause in his contract with Eibar.
    • Watford's Etienne Capoue faces a lengthy driving ban and a fine of £70,000 after being clocked driving 116mph on the M25 in his Mercedes.

    DAILY MIRROR
    • Tottenham are plotting summer moves for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez and Lazio defender Luiz Felipe.

    DAILY MAIL

    • Marcus Rashford is stalling over a new deal at Manchester United with his camp believing interest from Barcelona has played into their hands in negotiations.
    • Newcastle are exploring a possible swap deal with Bournemouth that would see them sign Ryan Fraser in exchange for Matt Ritchie plus cash.
    • Zenit St Petersburg have talked with Mateo Kovacic's representatives as questions over his, and Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's, future at Stamford Bridge continue.
    • Plans to rebrand the Football Association by changing its name to the English FA have been shelved.
    • Bayern Munich are ready to loan out Renato Sanches again in the summer despite some impressive first-team appearances this season.

    DAILY STAR
    • Tottenham have given up their pursuit of Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt because the youngster appears set to join Barcelona.

    SCOTTISH SUN

    • Willy Sagnol, most recently on the coaching staff at Bayern Munich, will apply for the Celtic manager's job if it is becomes available in the summer.
    • Rangers have brought their former chief scout Ewan Chester back to the club.

    DAILY RECORD
    • Timothy Weah will plead with USA national team bosses to let him stay at Celtic in May and delay linking up with their U20 World Cup squad so he can play in the Scottish Cup final.