Gossip Column: Golovin, Quintero, Fekir, Brandt, Martial. And Willian

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Football Gossip Column

Monday 2nd July 2018

Chelsea are the latest club to think they can nip in and ruin Juventus bid for Aleksandr Golovin, 22. Just the small matter of Russia’s pesky run to the World Cup quarter-finals is stopping him becoming Maurizio Sarri’s first signing.
Evening Standard

In no way is Jorge Mendes influencing Wolves transfer business, but Porto midfielder Juan Quintero, 25, is set to move to Molineux instead of Real Madrid or Tottenham
Daily Mirror

It didn’t take long but the ‘Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire’ brigade are out in force. Liverpool have not re-opened talks with Lyon over Nabil Fekir, 24.
The Times

In other news, Liverpool are feeling louche, so they might make a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Julien Brandt, 22, or they might not.
Daily Star

Anthony Martial, 22, is going to celebrate missing out on the World Cup by leaving Manchester United for Bayern Munich.
Daily Star

Manchester United want Juventus warhorse Mario Mandzukic, 32, to bring his Zimmer frame and pointy elbows to Old Trafford.
Daily Express

Southampton are set to win the race to sign Marlon Santos, 22, from Barcelona. Only West Ham stand between them and the Championship, sorry, transfer glory.
Daily Mirror

And Barcelona need the cash to land Chelsea and Brazilian singing midfielder Will.I.An, 29, with Paulinho, 29, also set to leave the Camp Nou.
Daily Express

The Gallowgate End will have a brilliant time welcoming back Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, 26, two years after he ditched Newcastle United following their relegation…
Daily Telegraph