Gossip Column: Lemar, Sigurdsson, Jenkinson, Gray, Sanches, Drinkwater, Mane


Tuesday 1st August 2017

Thomas Lemar is a man in demand with Liverpool joining Arsenal in the race for the 21-year-old midfielder’s signature.

Internazionale want a new striker and have £35m to spend. The Italians believe Sadio Mane, 25, is that man but Jurgen Klopp’s answer is unprintable.
Daily Express

Demarai Gray, 21, didn’t get the assurances of first team football that he wanted so he’s decided to leave Leicester City. Bournemouth know just the place for his talents to be recognised.
Leicester Mercury

Another Leicester City midfielder who is on his way out of the club is Danny Drinkwater, 27. Chelsea want him desperately. We’ll leave that hanging right there. Danny Drinkwater. Chelsea.
Daily Mail

Barcelona want Philippe Coutinho, 25, and will take Renato Sanches, 19, from Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal to replace him.
Bild, via Mirror

As well as being 24 in Scrabble, Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, is £50m plus Callum Connolly to Everton. Swansea City are mulling over the offer.
Wales Online

No English club wants him but Serie A sides are queueing up for soon-to-be-former Arsenal player, Carl Jenkinson, 25. Cagliari, Sassuolo and Verona all like the cut of his jib.