Gossip Column: Ronaldo, Sanchez, Lemar, Sullivan, Jiminez, Costa, Mahrez


Football Gossip Column

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Manchester United would have signed Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, from Real Madrid had Kylian Mbappe, 18, not been frightened of replacing the Portuguese at the Bernabeu.
Sunday Times

Knowing that Alexis Sanchez, 28, is a free agent next summer was the reason Real Madrid weren’t interested in Arsenal’s Chilean striker.
Sunday Express

He’ll be replaced at the Emirates by Thomas Lemar, 21, if Arsene Wenger gets his way. The Arsenal manager confirmed the Gunners bid €100m for the French international and they will be back to Monaco with another bid next summer.
Daily Telegraph

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but a Sporting Lisbon director isn’t far behind. Nuno Saraiva is upset with West Ham co-owner David Gold over claims the Hammers tried to sign William Carvalho, 25.
Mail on Sunday

Everton had a list of signings as long as Chelsea’s. Raul Jiminez, the 26-year-old Benfica striker was another one who got away.
Liverpool Echo

Diego Costa, 28, says he isn’t in any hurry to return to Chelsea and threats of suing him for £50m aren’t going to change that.
Sunday Express

The mystery of why Riyad Mahrez, 26, left the Algerian camp on transfer deadline day has been solved: he went to join Manchester United. That went well…
Daily Star on Sunday