Gossip Column: Slimani, Mahrez, Oblak, Pochettino, Alisson, and Meyer

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Football Gossip Column
Friday 2nd February 2018

West Ham United could have signed Islam Slimani, 29, on loan but Leicester City had the hump with Karren Brady after she criticised the club for sacking Claudio Ranieri.
The Guardian

The Foxes will fine Riyad Mahrez, 26, £200,000 after he played hookey from training as he tried to force a move to Manchester City. So, no new club and a £200k fine? That went well…
Daily Mirror

Raul Sanelhi began his new job as Head of football relations at Arsenal and immediately targeted Jan Oblak, 25, of Atletico Madrid and Malcom, 20, of Bordeaux as summer signings.
Evening Standard

Manchester United want a shiny new midfielder in the next window so that Paul Pogba, 24, will play better. Yes, £89m player Paul Pogba…
Daily Mail

Whether Jose Mourinho will be boss is another matter. The Red Devils board wants Tottenham‘s Mauricio Pochettino to take over when the Portuguese leaves.
Manchester Evening News

Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, 22, has a choice between Arsenal and Barcelona for his summer move.
Daily Star

Liverpool liked the look of Alisson, 25, but Real Madrid are also keen on the Roma keeper.
Mundo Deportivo