Press Gossip - 2023


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Sunday March 20

  • Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract deal to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.
  • Jurgen Klopp will let Jordan Henderson leave Liverpool this summer if his skipper wants to go.
  • Meanwhile, Christian Benteke will be offered a route out of Liverpool by Juventus who are lining up a move for the Belgium striker as a long-term replacement for Mario Mandzukic.
  • Chelsea fancy snapping up Athletic Bilbao's £20m-rated Spanish midfielder Oscar de Marcos this summer.
  • Louis van Gaal claims Manchester United need a director of football, even if he stays as boss, and has told friends in Holland that running the club from top to bottom is almost impossible without help.
  • Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, turned down "crazy money" from China to stay at Old Trafford.
  • Everton are looking to swoop for Bolton centre-back Rob Holding if they lose their battle to hold onto John Stones this summer.
  • Nigel Pearson has been put on alert as the next manager of Middlesbrough.

  • Arsenal face a battle this summer to keep hold of star striker Alexis Sanchez, with Juventus keen to bring the 27-year-old Chile international back to Serie A.
  • Pablo Zabaleta has admitted that Manchester City stars have been unsettled by the looming arrival of Pep Guardiola.
  • Mauricio Pochettino has alerted his Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to one of Argentina's brightest young stars in Jonathan Calleri.
  • Manchester United are chasing Valencia's 22-year-old midfielder Andre Gomes.
  • Pep Guardiola could make Bayern Munich's £10m-rated Sebastian Rode one of his first signings at Manchester City.
  • Leicester City's title tilt will be handed a boost this week when key backrroom men Steve Walsh and Craig Shakespeare sign new contracts.
  • Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is on the verge of being sacked after four months in charge of the Premier League's bottom club.

  • Manchester United are facing another summer of strife over David De Gea, with Real Madrid poised to make a renewed attempt to sign the goalkeeper.
  • Manchester United are reportedly ready to launch a major bid for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

  • Manchester City will launch a £60m bid for Manchester United and Liverpool target Robert Lewandowski this summer.
  • Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a double raid on Bundesliga side FC Cologne this summer, with goalkeeper Timo Horn and defender Jonas Hector wanted by Jurgen Klopp.
  • Chelsea's hopes of appointing Roma director Walter Sabatini have taken a blow despite the Italian revealing he will quit the Rome club at the end of the season.

  • Louis van Gaal has held crisis talks with Manchester United players as the under-fire boss bids to save his side's season ahead of the derby.
  • Manchester City have joined the race for Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele as Barcelona and Bayern Munich keep tabs on French starlet.
  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge won't have any training restrictions placed on him by Jurgen Klopp when he joins up with England this week.

  • Tottenham are targeting 22-year-old Deportivo Maldonado striker Jonathan Calleri.
  • Remi Garde will be axed as Aston Villa boss this week.

  • The Premier League are in negotiations to introduce up to 16 of their clubs' U21s teams into the Football League's Johnstone's Paint Trophy next season.
  • Jamie Carragher has warned Newcastle that Rafael Benitez will attempt to turn them into 'robots' in order to salvage their Premier League status.

  • Jurgen Klopp will consider jettisoning his captain Jordan Henderson as he prepares to rebuild the Liverpool squad this summer.

  • Jose Mourinho will make Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane his No 1 priority transfer target - if he replaces Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.


Big footed hermaphrodite
Mar 28, 2004
in your closet, in your head
I don't blame Carrick for turning down China, probably be there 2 years at the most then come back to England. Not worth uprooting his family as he won't exactly be short of a few quid.


bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered
Aug 3, 2014
Fantastic thread.

Jurgen Klopp will consider jettisoning his captain Jordan Henderson as he prepares to rebuild the Liverpool squad this summer.
This would be interesting. We really need a captain who's worthy of being a guaranteed starter. We haven't had that for a good few years now, sadly.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Monday March 21

  • Mario Gotze could be heading for the Bayern Munich exit door - with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool set to pounce.
  • Jay Rodriguez announced his return from injury in style with a hat-trick for Southampton's U21s as they beat Liverpool 5-0.
  • Real Madrid were told Jose Mourinho had signed a pre-contract deal with Manchester United as early as last month, according to reports in Spain.

  • Mesut Ozil is ready to leave Arsenal if Arsene Wenger remains in charge, according to reports in Spain.
  • Liverpool have approached Hoffenheim over the availability of 20-year-old defender Niklas Sule.
  • Manchester United are set to miss out on 23-year-old Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, whose agent claims the Italy international is happy to stay in Serie A.

  • The FA are making a last-ditch bid to try to stop Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi committing his international future to Nigeria.
  • Gary Neville is now set to stay with Valencia until Thursday rather than meeting up with England.
  • Everton keeper Tim Howard, 37, will leave Goodison Park for MLS side Colorado Rapids at the end of the season.
  • Former West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and England midfielder Joe Cole, 34, is wanted by Tampa Bay Rowdies.

  • Remi Garde is set to depart Aston Villa as former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson emerges as the early front-runner for the job.
  • Chelsea loanee Papy Djilobodji could face a ban over a throat-slitting gesture after a tribunal reviewed the incident which took place in a Werder Bremen game.
  • Roy Hodgson's friendly preparations for the upcoming England games have been disrupted by Gary Neville's decision to delay his return.
  • Chris Coleman is no closer to agreeing a new deal with Wales, despite the national team manager's contract running out in the summer.

  • Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will splash the cash for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as he wants to pair him with Sergio Aguero.
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is a summer target for Juventus, who are also interested in PSG frontman Edinson Cavani.
  • Manchester United look set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 21, in a £31m deal.
  • Liverpool striker Danny Ings' compensation fee will be the 'biggest in history', according to Burnley chief executive David Baldwin.

  • Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 23, says he signed a new five-year contract at the Britannia Stadium because he believes the club will qualify for European competitions in the future.

  • Aston Villa are set to call time on Remi Garde's troubled reign as manager this week as the club begin the task of preparing for life in the Sky Bet Championship.


Full Member
May 28, 2015
vibrant attacking football
What a shitload of fiction.


Full Member
Jul 18, 2015
The best part about this is that there is no mention of the source (Although you could probably make out stories from the Sun and Daily mirror with ease). So atleast step one of this can be avoided.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Tuesday March 22

  • Real Madrid will launch a £60m summer raid for prolific Everton forward Romelu Lukaku.
  • Arsene Wenger is being ordered to go on the biggest spending spree of his career and will not get a new deal unless he competes for the likes of Toni Kroos, Gonzalo Higuain, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and John Stones in the transfer market this summer.
  • Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil will leave Arsenal if Wenger stays, according to reports in Spain.
  • Aston Villa and Swansea are ready to make an approach for Wales boss Chris Coleman, whose talks over a new contract have stalled.

  • Manchester City are planning a summer rebuild under new boss Pep Guardiola but skipper Vincent Kompany will not be a casualty.
  • Watford want to sign £3m-rated Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake, 21, on a permament basis.
  • Chelsea target Antonio Conte has hinted that he has other options when he steps down as Italy boss.
  • Crystal Palace and Hull City are watching Cologne striker Anthony Modeste, who has previously played for Blackburn on loan.
  • Northern Ireland and Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty, 28, is set to ditch a loan move to Leeds in favour of joining arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Jay Spearing and Mark Davies have been told to find new clubs as crisis-hot Bolton look to slash their wage bill, while top earner David Wheater will not be offered a new deal at the end of the season.
  • QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told jay Emmanuel-Thomas that he is not part of his plans and he will leave Loftus Road in the summer.

  • Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel could be sold this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to revamp his squad.
  • New Aston Villa football chief David Bernstein has warned the club could follow Manchester City by suffering a double relegation.-+

  • Pep Guardiola will still take over as Manchester City manager this summer even if they drop into the Europa League. There is no get-out clause in his contract and he remains committed to the job.
  • Leicester City head of recruitment Steve Walsh and coach Craig Shakespeare are set to sign new contracts with the Premier League leaders until 2018.

  • Manchester City are ready to offload defender Eliaquim Mangala who has failed to impress since signing from Porto for £42m in 2014.

  • Remi Garde will have further talks with Aston Villa today in a bid to thrash out the terms of his departure.
  • Jose Mourinho will bring in Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta if he becomes Manchester United manager at the end of this season.
  • Real Madrid plan to increase Gareth Bale's £300,000-a-week wages and extend the 26-year-old Wales forward's contract by a further two years even though he has three years remaining on his current deal.
  • England midfielder Michael Carrick has admitted his Manchester United future is in doubt after 10 years at the club.

  • Pep Guardiola wants to make Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara one of his first major signings when he takes over at Manchester City in the summer.
  • Gary Neville's time at Valencia will not extend beyond the end of the season unless there is a dramatic turnaround in results.

  • Manchester City believe that Pep Guardiola will find their club a more natural home than either Barcelona or Bayern Munich, and that it may be the place where he builds his first managerial dynasty by staying for longer than four years.
  • Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, says he faces a battle to win a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad.


bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered
Aug 3, 2014
£60m for Lukaku to Real? :lol:


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Wednesday March 23

  • Lionel Messi has made Manchester City his first choice if he leaves Barcelona.
  • Remi Garde is still heading for the exit door at Aston Villa despite taking training on Tuesday.
  • Jose Mourinho has reportedly been approached by Arsenal by a third party said to be working on behalf of the Gunners.
  • Steve Evans is set to become the sixth manager sacked at Leeds United by owner Massimo Cellino.
  • Chelsea target Axel Witsel says he wants to leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer to "play in a bigger league".
  • West Ham are weighing up a summer swoop for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

  • Manchester City are confident they are Lionel Messi's first choice should he leave Barcelona.
  • Arsenal are tracking the Lorient left-back Raphael Guerreiro before a possible summer bid, as Arsene Wenger considers whether to listen to offers for Kieran Gibbs.

  • Juventus striker Alvaro Morata will join Arsenal for £40million - as part of a bizarre summer transfer saga.
  • Raheem Sterling is facing a fight to be fit for Euro 2016 after a scan on his injured groin yesterday.
  • Arsenal are closing on a £33.7million deal for Switzerland star Granit Xhaka.
  • West Ham fear being priced out of a move for Liverpool's unsettled striker Christian Benteke by the player's £120,000 a week wages.
  • Mauricio Pochettino has a £10million buy-out clause in his Tottenham contract but Spurs are increasingly confident their title-chasing boss will agree a new deal this summer.
  • Manchester United have dropped a huge hint there will be a managerial change in the summer by releasing a three-page document outlining their pre-season plans - but failed to mention Louis van Gaal at all.
  • Rennes wonderkid Ousmane Dembele is being watched by Europe's elite teams, including Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, but has revealed he prefers Manchester United.

  • Manchester United have held secret talks over the transfer of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • Southampton will test Arsenal's resolve to hang on to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a major summer bid for the England winger.
  • Leicester have told Claudio Ranieri he will be rewarded with a £3million-per-year double-your-money deal at the end of the season.
  • Memphis Depay has suggested he fears Manchester United and Louis van Gaal have lost faith in him.
  • West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has revealed he wants to sign Christian Benteke.
  • Gary Neville will remain in charge of Valencia until the end of the season - but will then leave the club.
  • Tottenham face competition from Inter Milan for Argentinian striker Jonathan Calleri.

  • After conceding 14 goals in his last 10 Chelsea appearances, Thibaut Courtois has admitted he prefers playing in goal for Belgium.
  • Real Madrid have shown a willingness to open contract talks with Gareth Bale, who has three years left on a £300,000-a-week deal.

  • Liverpool have set their sights on Roma attacking midfielder Leandro Paredes.
  • Nathan Ake wants to return to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with Watford.

  • Per Mertesacker will not be offered a new contract by Arsenal despite entering the final 12 months of his deal.


Full Member
Jan 20, 2015
Real Madrid
The catalan press say that the first option of Dembele is Barsa,is he so good?,with what player could he be compared?.
I wouldn't sell Morata but seems realistic. He wants to be starter and Zidane can't give him that.


Full Member
May 28, 2015
vibrant attacking football
As always, the amount of creative BS, AKA transfer gossip, is ridiculous. Anybody who read Morata's contract on Football Leaks know that he won't be sold for that amount.

It's really baffling how many people still fall for this crap.


Full Member
Jul 13, 2015
Paris Saint-Germain
The catalan press say that the first option of Dembele is Barsa,is he so good?,with what player could he be compared?.
You have to compare what he's doing with what the likes Messi, Neymar and the Ronaldos were doing at the same age. Yes he's that good, he's 18 and on the pitch he looks like the grown man playing with kids.

Barca would be a terrible move for him. He would be guaranteed a lot more playing time about anywhere else.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Thursday March 24

  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is a £50million target for French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Marcus Rashford is set to be rewarded with a new £15,000-a-week Manchester United deal a little earlier than initially planned.
  • Alvaro Morata wants to stay at Juventus - and snub a move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
  • Sergio Aguero has paved the way for his Independiente return by helping to buy his old club a new training ground.
  • England's top clubs are seriously discussing a major revamp of the Champions League.
  • On-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake is up for a summer switch to Watford on a permanent basis.
  • Ronald Koeman is keeping tabs on Walsall's teenage left-back Rico Henry.

  • Christian Benteke last night claimed he regrets ever signing for Liverpool.
  • Danny Rose will be handed an England debut against Germany on Saturday - as one of four Tottenham players in Roy Hodgson's starting line-up.
  • Arsene Wenger is determined to stay on as Arsenal manager - and wants to oversee a major rebuild of his squad this summer.
  • David Moyes wants the Aston Villa job even if it means working in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Leeds supremo Massimo Cellino wants to replace Steve Evans with World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro.

  • Pep Guardiola will make Juventus star Paul Pogba his top summer target at Manchester City.
  • Edinson Cavani's agent says his client should opt for a move to Chelsea over any other English club.
  • Mario Gotze looks set to spark at transfer tug-of-war this summer with Arsenal signalling their interest in the Bayern Munich star.
  • Chelsea could offer Nathan Ake to Borussia Monchengladbach in an attempt to get Andreas Christensen back.
  • Manchester United have dropped the biggest hint yet that Louis van Gaal is on his way out of Old Trafford after leaving the Dutchman out of a video promoting the club's summer tour to China.

  • Six Premier League clubs are battling it out for Portugal starlet Domingos Quina, who looks set to leave Chelsea.
  • Manchester United and Bayern Munich have checked on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
  • Arsenal are stepping up their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
  • Manchester United are close to finalising terms for Feyenoord midfielder Tahith Chong.

  • Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reportedly been ruled out for the rest of the season.
  • Tottenham are planning on offering Harry Kane a new contract in the summer that could be worth £100,000 a week.
  • Chelsea are set to battle Juventus for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.
  • Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to watch Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.
  • Manchester United target Raphael Varane has revealed he is unhappy with his lack of game time at Real Madrid.
  • Jurgen Klopp is planning to part company with Liverpool trio Christian Benteke, Mario Balotelli and Joao Teixeira.

  • Chelsea will demand £10million for Nathan Ake this summer if the club's new manager decides the left-back can leave.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Friday March 25

  • Manchester United are planning a sensational summer swoop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hopes to tempt Ibrahimovic with a two-year deal worth a staggering £250,000-a-week.
  • U21 boss Gareth Southgate says England are right to be cautious about calling up Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford.
  • Manchester City are eyeing a move for Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante, 24.

  • West Ham are planning to give Slaven Bilic a new deal - but not until January at the earliest.
  • Manchester City and Juventus are ready to battle it out for Real Madrid midfielder Isco and James Rodriguez could also be heading for the exit at the Bernabeu.
  • Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea's stars they face the axe if the step out of line.
  • Manchester City and Juventus are ready to battle it out for Real Madrid problem boy Isco.
  • Atletico Madrid have joined the hunt for Liverpool's Christian Benteke.

  • Mario Gotze has been linked to Liverpool and his team mate Thomas Muller admits the 2014 World Cup final goal scorer 'might not be satisfied at Bayern Munich'.
  • Arsenal and Liverpool have been given encouragement in their bid to sign Spain striker Alvaro Morata after the 23-year-old admitted English football could best suit his style of play. Real Madrid are planning to exercise their right to re-sign Morata from Juventus this summer for £24m but will then look to sell him to the highest bidder.
  • Jack Wilshere's recovery will be put to the test as Arsenal star steps up training regime in bid to make England Euro 2016 squad.
  • Premier League academy players will be made to attend social media workshops in aftermath of Adam Johnson child sex scandal.

  • Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook is a £10m summer transfer target for Everton and Stoke.
  • Former Swansea boss Garry Monk has emerged as a leading contender for the Aston Villa job, with Remi Garde considered likely to leave.
  • World Cup-winning Germany midfielder Toni Kroos thinks England have a good chance at Euro 2016.
  • Alvaro Morata last night opened the door to a close-season move to Liverpool or Arsenal.

  • Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has been linked with a shock move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
  • Roma have reportedly slapped a £35m price-tag on midfielder Radja Nainggolan, who is a possible target for Chelsea and Manchester United.

  • Antonio Conte has told Chelsea not to sell Juan Cuadrado to Juventus and wants to make Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan one of his first signings when, as expected, he takes over in the summer.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Saturday March 26

  • Manchester United want Jose Mourinho to revive the club's fortunes and are willing to offer him £60m in order to lure him to Old Trafford.
  • Antonio Conte has moved Romelu Lukaku to the top of Chelsea's summer transfer plans.
  • Former Chelsea midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged John Terry to come and join him in Major League Soccer.

  • Tony Pulis and West Brom owner Jeremy Peace will hold crunch talks at the end of season to determine his future despite having a year left on his deal.
  • Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo.

  • Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has given Antonio Conte his seal of approval after being impressed by the Italian's high-tempo football in the friendly match between Spain and Italy.
  • Germany coach Joachim Low has urged Liverpool target Mario Gotze to get reassurances about his future after falling out of favour at Bayern Munich.

  • Jose Mourinho will not allow David de Dea to leave Manchester United if he takes control at Old Trafford, according to reports in Spain.

  • Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no desire to sell Theo Walcott in the summer.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny.

  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates says the Premier League, the Football League and the FA have "all sorts of worries" about the effects of Great Britain leaving the European Union.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Sunday March 27

  • Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin are set to be axed in a Manchester United summer clearout while Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo face uncertain futures.
  • Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero is a target for Argentine outfit River Plate.
  • Steven Gerrard is ready to take a Liverpool coaching job next season after his LA Galaxy contract finishes.
  • Brendan Rodgers will be a VIP guest at Swansea's next home game in a bid to get him to return to the Liberty Stadium hotseat.
  • Everton are keeping tabs on Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley after Tim Howard announced his departure to Colorado Rapids in the summer.
  • Liverpool are eyeing Argentinian striker Lucas Alario in a £9.5million deal with River Plate.

  • Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain that he wants his signings in place before the start of the European Championships in the summer.
  • Bayern Munich fear that Mario Gotze has set his heart on linking up again with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
  • David Seaman believes Arsenal could suffer a Manchester United-style decline if Arsene Wenger leaves the club in the summer.
  • Ellis Short is ready to sell his majority stake in Sunderland, but wants at least £200m to cover his investment over the last eight years.
  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez is hoping to sign Manchester United vice-captain Michael Carrick on a free transfer this summer.

  • Chelsea are set to go head-to-head with Juventus for £25m-rated Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan.

  • Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will battle it out to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels in the summer
  • Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will replace Francesco Guidolin as Swansea manager for the start of 2016-17 season.
  • West Ham stand to earn as much as £1bn from their move to the Olympic Stadium.

  • Romelu Lukaku could snub Chelsea and sign for Manchester United this summer.
  • Manuel Pellegrini could make an earlier departure from Manchester City than planned unless results improve, with his position 'under review'.
  • Antonio Conte will become manager of Chelsea this summer - and then tell the club signing John Stones is not his priority.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Monday March 28

  • Paris Saint-Germain are keen to lure Anthony Martial away from Manchester United this summer with Zlatan Ibrahimovic possibly on his way to the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have sent scouts to watch PSV Eindhoven defender Jetro Willems, who could be available for around £11m.
  • Jurgen Klopp is also plotting a summer move for Fulham forward Moussa Dembele after Spurs failed to get a deal done in January.
  • Roy Hodgson has admitted for the first time that Wayne Rooney is under "enormous pressure" to keep his place in the England starting line-up at Euro 2016.

  • Real Madrid have given up on signing Manchester United 'keeper David de Gea and will instead prepare a world record bid for Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois.
  • Ronaldinho is hoping to finish his career in the MLS or China according to his agent.
  • Aston Villa are racing to reach a pay-off deal with boss Remi Garde before Saturday's home clash with Chelsea..
  • Mesut Ozil claims Arsenal can still win the Premier League - despite their lack of focus this season.

  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche has emerged as a candidate to replace Remi Garde at Aston Villa, with Nigel Pearson also on the Premier League strugglers' short-list.
  • Portugal stars Bernardo Silva, Andre Gomes and Renato Sanches will be watched by Manchester United scouts in their friendly against Belgium.
  • Mark Noble says West Ham are no longer a selling club and are ready to join the Premier League elite.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is definitely leaving Paris Saint-Germain and is mulling over a move to the Premier League.

  • Arsenal have offered a new three-year contract to manager Arsene Wenger according to… celebrity Gunners fan Piers Morgan, who claims their decision to retain the Frenchman is 'outrageous'.
  • Marcus Rashford is banned from Manchester United's senior dressing room at their Carrington training base as manager Louis van Gaal wants players to get ready alongside players from their own age group.
  • Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to pounce after learning that AC Milan's teenage 'keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could be available for transfer.
  • Arsenal, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are battling for the signature of 16-year-old Partizan Belgrade striker Dusan Vlahovic, dubbed the 'new Zlatan Ibrahimovic.'

  • Chelsea will fight it out with Juventus for the signature of Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan this summer, with Antonio Conte expected to make him a priority when confirmed as manager.
  • Gareth Southgate has warned Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe over his England U21 future after he was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic ignited a bidding war for his signature between the Premier League's richest clubs.

  • Neil Lennon believes Celtic will dump Rangers out of the Scottish Cup because Mark Warburton won't be ready for an Old Firm baptism of fire.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Tuesday March 29

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping to bring Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze and Cologne defender Jonas Hector to Anfield in the summer.
  • West Ham chairman David Sullivan has revealed he wants to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.
  • Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United have Bournemouth midfielder Matt Ritchie on their list as a summer transfer target.
  • Southampton hope their ambitious plans for the future will persuade boss Ronald Koeman to stay at St Mary's - his contract expires at the end of next season.
  • Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs was given a last-minute England call-up over the weekend but missed out as he was on holiday in the United States.
  • David Beckham has targeted Real Madrid pal Roberto Carlos to be head coach at his MLS team in Miami.

  • Everton will use funds from new owner Farhad Moshiri to fend off any summer offers for striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.
  • The website Football Leaks claims Liverpool sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £65m, which was £10m less than his release clause.

  • Arsenal could complete the signing of former Chelsea youngster Domingos Quina as early as today.
  • Antonio Conte is lining up a free transfer move for Inter Milan's Andrea Ranocchia once he is confirmed as Chelsea's new manager.

  • Leonardo Bonucci says he is unlikely to follow Antonio Conte to Chelsea if the Italy manager takes over at Stamford Bridge.
  • Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is unsure over his short-term future as Arsenal and Manchester United continue to be linked with a move for him.
  • Manchester United are facing competition from FC Porto for the signature of £16m rated Sporting Braga midfielder Rafa Silva.
  • Athletic Bilbao midfielder Oscar de Marcos has ruled out leaving the club this summer - he had been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

  • Liverpool are confident they will be able to sign Mario Gotze this summer because of Jurgen Klopp's relationship with the Bayern Munich midfielder.

  • Chelsea will go after AC Milan 'keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if they lose Thibaut Courtois this summer - the Belgium international has been linked with Real Madrid.

  • Wayne Rooney risked more serious injury by playing through the pain barrier against Sunderland at the request of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
  • Southampton have opened talks with manager Ronald Koeman over a new deal.
  • Sam Allardyce will stay at Sunderland even if the club are relegated from the Premier League.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Wednesday March 30

  • Manchester United will listen to offers for Argentina defender Marcos Rojo as they begin to think about a summer squad overhaul.
  • Memphis Depay could end up costing Manchester United £34m if they enjoy success on the pitch - the deal that took him to Old Trafford was reported to have involved a £20m fee.
  • Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko has urged Arsenal and Everton target Andriy Yarmolenko to move to the Premier League.
  • Everton are braced for a bitter transfer saga with Romelu Lukaku, who is a transfer target for Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
  • Tottenham are keeping tabs on Luton prospect Tyreeq Bakinson.

  • Yaya Toure is ready to quit Manchester City this summer with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich interested in the Ivory Coast international.
  • Watford are keen on former Manchester City youngster Albert Rusnak, who has impressed since joining Dutch side Groningen and scored a hat-trick for Slovakia's U21 side against Turkey.
  • Former Chelsea physio Eva Carneiro is quitting football after her ordeal at Chelsea.
  • Bournemouth are planning to raid Reading for centre-back Jake Cooper.

  • Watford are plotting a sensational double swoop on Liverpool this summer, with Joe Allen and Jordon Ibe their targets.

  • Remi Garde received a £1m pay-off to leave Aston Villa, with David Moyes among the favourites to replace the Frenchman at the Premier League's bottom club.
  • Wayne Rooney wants talks over his Manchester United future amid reports he is unhappy that Jose Mourinho could be on his way to take over from Louis van Gaal.
  • Real Madrid are plotting an offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that will see them pay Borussia Dortmund £55m and send them striker Alvaro Morata, who they have a buy-back clause on after selling him to Juventus.
  • Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are locked in a battle to sign Ajax star Riechedly Bazoer.
  • West Brom are planning a summer swoop for Sheffield Wednesday's £7m-rated centre-back Tom Lees.
  • Crystal Palace have joined Arsenal, Southampton and Swansea in trailing Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Naby Keita.

  • Tottenham have joined the race to sign Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic, who has been linked with a move to Sevilla.
  • Radja Nainggolan has denied having talks with Chelsea after being linked with a £35m move if Antonio Conte becomes the Blues' next manager.
  • John Obi Mikel will quit Chelsea if he is not assured of regular football next season.

  • Liverpool are confident Mario Gotze will come to Anfield in the summer, with the Bayern Munich midfielder having privately indicated he would like a reunion with Jurgen Klopp.
  • Arda Turan has mocked Arsenal by claiming he would have signed for the Premier League side if he had not been deemed good enough by Barcelona.
  • West Ham are closing in on a £2.4m deal with Valencia for youngster Toni Martinez, although the Spanish club want a buy-back option on the striker.

  • Manchester United could have to pay as much as £47m to sign Benfica star Renato Sanches, with £30m of it being demanded up front for the club's summer transfer target.

  • Arsene Wenger will refuse to walk away from his role as Arsenal manager even if they fail to win the Premier League title this season.
  • Renaming the Nou Camp is one of the options Barcelona are considering as they look for a fitting memorial for club great Johan Cruyff.

  • Watford are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen when Jurgen Klopp overhauls his squad at the end of the season.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Thursday March 31

  • Gary Neville was sacked by Valencia before helping England to their 3-2 win over Germany on Saturday but kept it quiet so the players could focus on the game.
  • Erik Lamela is in talks to commit his long-term future to Tottenham.
  • The film documenting Jamie Vardy's rise to Premier League and England fame will not start rolling until after Euro 2016 as film-makers dream of a fairytale ending.

  • Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is the firm favourite to take over at Valencia in the wake of Gary Neville's sacking.
  • Chelsea are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Roma's Kostas Manolas.
  • Liverpool teenager Jerome Sinclair has agreed a deal to join Watford, reports claim.

  • Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has fuelled further speculation he could leave the club at the end of the season, with Liverpool and Manchester United interested in signing him.
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be staying at Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to his agent, despite Arsenal being among those understood to be tracking his progress.
  • Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly interested in Inter Milan forward Ivan Perisic.

  • Arsenal have been to see transfer target Granit Xhaka of Borussia Monchengladbach play 30 times this season and are also interested in Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Southampton's Victor Wanyama.
  • Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri have handed Manchester City a much-needed injury boost after the trio returned to training.
  • Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could miss Euro 2016 after a row with Croatia coach during their game with Hungary at the weekend.

  • Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been urged by Valencia to forget about a possible move to Manchester United to instead become their next permanent boss after the sacking of Gary Neville.
  • Tottenham will agree a deal to play European ties at Wembley while their new stadium is built and could even play Champions League games there next season, despite still being at White Hart Lane.

  • Chelsea's hopes of recalling Andreas Christensen from his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach are set to be dashed by the player, with the Denmark defender keen to continue pursue first-team opportunities with the Bundesliga club.
  • Arsenal remain ken to sign Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
  • Aston Villa may wait until the summer before naming a replacement for Remi Garde, who was sacked on Tuesday.

  • The Dutch Football Association want Louis van Gaal to head up the operation to rebuild their national team by becoming technical director at the helm of the nation's enhanced football centre of excellence, which is due to be completed this summer.
  • England manager Roy Hodgson has not ruled out trying to persuade Chelsea defender John Terry to come out of international retirement and play at Euro 2016.

  • Manchester City are on the verge of clinching an agreement to sign goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona ahead of Liverpool.
  • Gary Neville has not ruled out managing another club, despite his four-month spell at Valencia ending in his sacking.
  • West Ham have added Manchester City's Wilfried Bony to the list of strikers to try and sign if they cannot land Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Friday April 1

  • Manchester City's hopes of signing Lionel Messi have been boosted by a stalemate in contract talks with Barcelona.
  • Ed Woodward's interest in Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino is hotting up as he weighs up the next Manchester United manager.
  • Jose Mourinho will return to Real Madrid this summer if he does not become Manchester United manager, according to the Spanish side's former president Ramon Calderon.
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took players not away on international duty, and their families, on a surprise Easter holiday for warm-weather training in Tenerife.
  • Manchester United ace Bastian Schweinsteiger is a target for Fenerbahce, according to reports.
  • Hollywood film makers have reached an agreement with AFC Wimbledon to release a film documenting the rise of the club.
  • Barcelona plan to hijack Real Madrid's summer move for Thibaut Courtois - if keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen leaves the Nou Camp, according to reports.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is asking Premier League clubs for a weekly wage of £600,000.
  • Liverpool will be faced with prospect of playing a 'home' game away from Anfield next season if they qualify for the Europa League as their ground will not be ready for games in late July and early August.
  • Marcos Rojo has risked the wrath of Louis van Gaal after the Manchester United defender was seen smoking outside a nightclub while on international duty.
  • Italy World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon has revealed he plans to retire in two years' time and claims he cannot be convinced to change his mind, even if offered a double-your-money deal.
  • Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has urged Mario Gotze to leave the club and re-join Borussia Dortmund.

  • Jose Mourinho has told both Real Madrid and Valencia he is not interested - clearing the way for him to take over at Manchester United in the summer.
  • Romelu Lukaku's agent insists Europe's top clubs are queuing up to sign the Everton striker and claims Juventus, Real Madrid and PSG are interested.
  • Liverpool are the subject of a mega-money takeover bid from the Middle East, with the prospective new owners hoping to offer boss Jurgen Klopp a huge transfer war-chest this summer.
  • Wayne Rooney is willing to turn out for Manchester United's kids in a desperate bid to prove his fitness ahead of Euro 2016.

  • Manchester United have been told they will need to pay £47.5m for Renato Sanches, according to reports.
  • Juventus are planning a £23.8m bid for Chelsea star Oscar this summer, according to reports.

  • Andrea Pirlo has told Manchester City to spend a world-record transfer fee to sign Paul Pogba.
  • Wayne Rooney's high-profile testimonial game against Everton is under threat as Manchester United may have to play Europa League qualifying games in August.
  • Mark Hughes will renew Stoke's £20m interest in West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

  • Manchester United have until the start of May to make a formal move for Jose Mourinho should they want him to replace Louis van Gaal, as the Portuguese is intent on securing his next managerial position by then.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Saturday March 2

  • Barcelona are preparing a £12m bid for Manchester United's Marcos Rojo.
  • N'Golo Kante will be allowed to leave Leicester in the summer if a big-money offer is received.
  • Alexandre Pato is set to make his Chelsea debut, finally, against Aston Villa this weekend.
  • Liverpool are lining up a £25m bid to pip rivals Everton to Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko.
  • Arsenal are tracking Atlanta and Ivory Coast centre-back Franck Kessie.
  • Watford midfielder Miguel Layun will join Porto in the summer for £4.8m.
  • Nigeria are ready to offer Harry Redknapp a lucrative deal to become their new manager.
  • Former Newcastle boss John Carver has applied for the vacant managerial position at Aston Villa.

  • Joe Hart will not seek a move away from Manchester City if they sign Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen this summer.
  • Sam Allardyce may cut short his deal as manager of Sunderland if the club are relegated.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident he will able to tempt Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze to Anfield, even if the club do not qualify for the Champions League.

  • Everton fear they are fighting a losing battle to keep Romelu Lukaku and will lose him to Manchester United.
  • Chelsea are plotting a £45m double swoop for Roma duo Radja Nainggolan and Kostas Manolas.
  • Crystal Palace's crisis has been deepened by a bitter dressing room rift, with major resentment over contract differences.

  • Manchester United's Marcos Rojo has been pictured smoking outside a nightclub.
  • West Ham fill their home ground better than any other Premier League side at 99.8 per cent.
  • Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants John Terry to sign a new deal - even if it means the club captain joining his backroom staff.

  • Marouane Fellaini says he is singled out at Manchester United but he will not change his style.
  • Steven Gerrard has warned young England star Dele Alli that things only get tougher from here on.
  • Jurgen Klopp is confident of signing world class players if Liverpool miss out on Champions League football.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has turned down the opportunity to earn a tax-free £56.1m to play in China.

  • Louis van Gaal has admitted he may not be in charge of Manchester United at the start of next season.
  • Roberto Martinez admits Everton have until the end of the season to prove Romelu Lukaku should stay at Goodison Park.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Sunday April 3

  • Chelsea will target Fraser Forster if Thibaut Courtois wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
  • Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan has moved a step closer to joining Arsenal by beginning house hunting in London.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will light up the Premier League if and when he moves to England, according to Thierry Henry.
  • Tottenham are weighing up a move for Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel. The Zenit St Petersburg star, 27, is desperate to play in the Premier League and could leave Russia for £20m.
  • Watford's Odion Ighalo is on West Ham's summer wish-list as they look to land a big-name striker.
  • Ross Barkley is in Manchester United's sights. The Old Trafford outfit, who have also been linked with Romelu Lukaku, also intend adding to their midfield and £45million-rated Barkley is back on their radar.
  • Everton now face fierce competition for Andriy Yarmolenko. The Dynamo Kiev and Ukraine winger is wanted by Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.
  • Louis van Gaal has warned Marcus Rashford that he now has to live with the expectations he has created through the exciting start to his career.
  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche expects Liverpool to finally pay a fee for Danny Ings this month. The fee is set to eclipse the £6.5m Chelsea paid Manchester City for Daniel Sturridge in 2009.

  • A British doctor has been secretly filmed describing how he prescribed banned performance enhancing drugs to 150 elite sportsmen, including Premier League footballers.

  • Arjen Robben says Pep Guardiola will make Manchester City a better team because 'with him, it's football 24-7'
  • Just three days after sacking Gary Neville, Valencia have demoted his brother Phil but the younger Neville has no intention of walking away from the club.
  • Nigel Pearson remains the firm favourite to take over at Aston Villa as director David Bernstein refuses to rule out a move for the former Leicester City boss.
  • Borussia Dortmund are ready to rescue Mario Gotze from his Bayern Munich misery, according to chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.

  • Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has agreed to join Manchester City this summer, snubbing rivals United, according to reports.
  • Pep Guardiola believes he can persuade Luis Suarez to join him at Manchester City next season - with the help of his brother, football agent Pere.

  • Tottenham have joined the race for Ajax forward Anwar El Ghazi. The 21-year-old previously linked with Liverpool and Chelsea would cost around £12m.
  • Everton are targetting Manchester City's Wilfried Bony as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

  • The FA will for the first time this week publish the names of the agents paid on each individual transfer completed by Premier League clubs in the last two transfer windows, as well as each clubs' total spend on agents, under new regulations imposed by FIFA


The Gatekeeper
Jun 5, 2010
Louis van Gaal has warned Marcus Rashford that he now has to live with the expectations he has created through the exciting start to his career.
So do you, you cnut.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Monday April 4

  • Chelsea ace Diego Costa has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain. The Spain international has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit this summer after apparently becoming ‘unsettled and frustrated’ with life in London.
  • Jose Mourinho has emerged as a top target for the management job of the Syrian national team. The Qasioun Eagles want to help them reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
  • Dutch sensation Riechedly Bazoer, 19, is a transfer target for Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. The Ajax prospect started in the Netherlands’ 2-1 win over England last week.
  • Ritchie De Laet could make history with an incredible title-winning double; the Belgian is currently on loan at Championship challengers Middlesbrough from shock Premier League pacesetters Leicester City and would earn a medal for each should both prevail come May.

  • Manchester United have told Benfica they will pay £40m up front for Renato Sanches and Benfica are prepared to accept the offer, provided a further £8m is set aside for add-ons.
  • Arsenal are to fight it out with Liverpool and Barcelona for Ajax forward Arkadiusz Milik. The 22-year-old has scored 16 goals in 25 appearances having signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £2m last summer.
  • Wives and girlfriends will be barred from the £500-a-night hotel where the England team is staying throughout the Euro 2016 tournament in France.

  • Everton and Liverpool will lead the chase for £22m-rated Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, this summer. Lacazette is the second top scorer in Ligue 1 behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • The agent of Aston Villa Danish defender Jores Okore, 23, has accused club owner Randy Lerner of giving up on the Premier League basement side.
  • Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is facing a warning from Arsene Wenger after allegedly being caught up in an nightclub bust-up.
  • Watford are set to swoop for Inter Milan's former Newcastle full-back David santon, 25, and are on the verge of signing Liverpool winger Jerome Sinclair, 19, on a three-year deal.
  • Sunderland have slapped a £6.5m price tag on Italian midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 30, who is currently on loan at Serie A side Bologna who want to make the deal permanent, with Juventus and Lazio also interested.
  • Sky Bet Championship side Derby will make a £1.5m bid for Bochum striker Simon Terrode, 28, who has scored 17 league goals this season.
  • Huddersfield will sign Kaiserslautern's German left-back Chris Lowe, 26, on a free transfer in the summer.

  • Antonio Conte could be officially announced as the next Chelsea manager this week. The current Italy boss has been heavily linked with the post and was spotted in London this weekend.
  • Liverpool are considering a summer raid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, who only made his Scotland debut last week, and are prepared to pay £10m for the 18-year-old.
  • Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been handed a boost in his pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Josip Ilicic who has said he is ready to leave Serie A; he has scored 28 goals in 88 appearances since making his Serie A debut in 2013.

  • Teddy Sheringham has called for Louis van Gaal to leave Manchester United if there is to be any shift in club's fortunes while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tips Ryan Gigg for the manager's role.
  • Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has urged under-pressure Everton centre back John Stones to continue experimenting in defence as long as he learns from his mistakes.
  • Leicester City fans will be hoping their side do not bungle their title run-in the same way a confident scarf-seller has botched his latest product; ahead of Sunday's game with Southampton one trader was selling scarves emblazoned 'Leicester - Premiership Champions'.
  • Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has held crisis talks with senior players as club's winless Premier League run continues.
  • Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ready to show Jurgen Klopp he has moved up another level as he prepares for a reunion with the manager he says 'made' him.

  • Cologne sporting director Jörg Schmadtke has apologised for throwing a chewing gum at the Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Latest Paper Talk
Tuesday April 5

  • Incoming boss Antonio Conte has told Chelsea to re-sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku - and wants a deal done before Euro 2016.
  • Alexis Sanchez is ready to snub a Real Madrid move - for now. The Chilean has starred for Arsenal since a 2014 move from Barcelona but reports have linked him with a return to Spain.
  • West Ham have made a formal approach to sign £9.5m-rated Levante midfielder Victor Camarasa.
  • Mohamed Salah has revealed that he almost joined Liverpool before Jose Mourinho convinced him into moving to Chelsea.
  • Rafa Benitez could be faced with the choice of becoming Spain coach or managing Newcastle in the Sky Bet Championship next season.
  • Former Charlton Athletic boss Guy Luzon is on a four-man shortlist to become Israel's new manager.

  • Manchester City have targeted Tottenham left-back Danny Rose.
  • Real Madrid are willing to sell James Rodriguez for £60m this summer. Manchester United and Chelsea have been both been credited with interest in the Colombian schemer.
  • Stoke, Southampton and Newcastle are chasing £15m-rated Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost.
  • Former England, West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa midfielder Joe Cole, 34, is set to join Tampa Bay Rowdies this summer.
  • Manchester City are set to freeze season ticket prices for Pep Guardiola's first season in charge at the Etihad.
  • Alex Iwobi has agreed a new £30,000-a-week Arsenal deal keeping him at the club until 2021

  • Paris Saint-Germain are ready to snatch £152m Barcelona star Neymar from under the noses of Manchester United.
  • French winger Anthony Knockaert, 24, is a £5m target for Watford - if Brighton fail to win promotion to the Premier League.
  • Chelsea captain John Terry will meet with the club's new manager, who will have the final say on the 35-year-old defender's future.
  • Yaya Toure has told Manchester City that he intends to leave the Etihad at the end of the season.
  • Memphis Depay will have to take a pay cut of over £1m if he stays at Manchester United next season.
  • Harry Kane has revealed Jurgen Klopp praised him for his wonder-strike against Liverpool on Saturday. Kane said: "He just said three words - 'What a strike'."

  • Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 32, is reportedly considering a move to MLS this summer when his contract at the Emirates expires.
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol and is valued at £10m.
  • Leighton Baines has admitted that Everton's troubles are deepening because there is no chemistry between the players.
  • Miralem Pjanic has flown into London to discuss a possible move to Chelsea. Pjanic, who is valued at £31m, has scored nine goals and 10 assists in his 28 Serie A appearances.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will give midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, the chance to explain his part in a nightclub row before the club decide whether to fine him.
  • Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

  • Sunderland are ready to bid for Toulouse's Danish forward Martin Braithwaite, 24, in the summer.
  • The latest stat to damn Arsenal's strikeforce - if all shots that have hit the woodwork had found the net, they would be top of the League - will do nothing but frustrate the Emirates faithful further.
  • Antonio Conte is set to bring long-term assistants Angelo Alessio and Massimo Carrera with him to Chelsea but his backroom staff will not be officially signed off until the summer.
  • Some of Manchester United's younger players see manager Louis van Gaal as 'a grandpa' whose management style is outdated.

  • Neymar could be tempted into quitting Barcelona and making a "dream" move to Paris St-Germain, according to his agent.

  • New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte may have to do without Diego Costa when he moves to Stamford Bridge as the Spain international wants to return to La Liga.