Gossip Column: Fabregas, Abraham, Zappacosta, McCarthy, Nkodou and more…

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Football Gossip Column

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

The only man more elusive than the Scarlett Pimpernel is 31-year-old Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas! Fenerbahce want him but Monaco really want him to reform the Arsenal band of brothers with Thierry Henry.
Daily Mail

…with the deal to be signed next week.
L’Equipe

Wolves well-honed sense of schadenfreude will see them take Tammy Abraham from Chelsea which wrecks the 21-year-old’s plans to win Aston Villa promotion.
Daily Mail

Although according to Villa boss Dean Smith, Abraham doesn’t want to leave the club.
Sky Sports

Nobody knows if Davide Zappacosta wants to leave Chelsea but with 18 minutes of league football this season, Lazio are guessing he does.
Daily Mirror

Arsenal won’t, however, do the dirty on Hoffenheim and Fulham. Reiss Nelson, 19, and Calum Chambers, 23, respectively, will stay the course of their loan spells.
Metro

West Ham United decided their transfer policy will be ‘if it moves, sign it’ which means they are read to land Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 28, two rats and a stray dog in the January window.
Daily Mail

Sheffield Wednesday believe their belly quota is running low and are set to offer Steve ‘five bellies’ Bruce the manager’s job.
Yorkshire Post

Remember Georges-Kevin Nkoudou? Tottenham hadn’t but now they’ve found the 23-year-old’s hiding place, the winger is set for a loan spell in January.
Footmercato

Martin Braithwaite is set to swap drab and dreary Middlesbrough for the bright lights of Madrid and Leganes.
Teesside Gazette