Gossip Column: Eriksen, Ramsey, Malcom, Godin, Navas and Defoe


Football Gossip Column

Friday 4th January 2019

Christian Eriksen, 26, is hedging his bets and has yet to sign a new deal with Tottenham and could leave on a free transfer in 2020.
Evening Standard

No official word yet but pre-orders of Aaron Ramsey’s #8 Juventus shirt for 2019-20 are being taken. The 28-year-old is leaving Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer after signing a pre-contract deal with the Italians.

Everton are keen to bring Malcom, 21, to Goodison Park with the Barcelona winger barely featuring…

…although Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande are willing to lob €50m in Barcelona’s direction for the Brazil international.

PSG are having a rough old January and it’s not getting any better. They’ll need Troy Deeney-sized cojones to land Abdoulaye Doucoure, 26, because Watford sniffed they aren’t selling, not even for £50m.
Evening Standard

Arsenal bid £14m for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 32…

…Er, no we haven’t, says Arsenal boss Unai Emery…

…but the Gunners are poised to swoop for Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin, 32, after contract talks broke down between the club and player.

Who’d be a striker at Bournemouth, eh? Not Jermain Defoe, 36, for a start. And that’s what he hopes to get at Rangers because he isn’t getting any on the south coast…
Sky Sports

…but that might change if Chelsea follow up on their alleged interest in Cherries striker Callum Wilson, 26.
Daily Mirror

Newcastle United want AC Milan full-back Diego Laxalt, 25, and having checked the map, the Uruguay international thinks there’s gold to be found on Tyneside.

Burnley and Cardiff are circling each other, ready to strike the knockout blow in the race for West Brom midfielder Matt Phillips, 27.
Daily Mirror