Gossip Column: De Gea, Lewandowski, Simon, Alcacer, Ozyakup, Ghoulam, and McCarthy

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Football Gossip Column

Thursday 5th April 2018

Real Madrid thought about buying Manchester United itself but decided signing David De Gea, 27, Paul Pogba, 25, and Anthony Martial, 22, would be cheaper.
Manchester Evening News

Meanwhile, Los Merengues are only looking at Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, after ditching attempts to sign Liverpool forward Mo Salah, 25, or Tottenham centre-forward Harry Kane, 24.
Sports Illustrated

Nigeria winger Moses Simon is catching Premier League interest with Liverpool, Newcastle United and Brighton all willing to meet Gent’s £13m price-tag.
HLN

Southampton are eyeing Barcelona Paco Alcacer, 24, but need to stay in the Premier League if they want to sign him.
Daily Mirror

Everton expect to agree a deal for Besiktas’ Oguzhan Ozyakup, 25, on a free transfer. The former Arsenal midfielder is out of contract this summer.
Aksam

Manchester United want to replace Luke Shaw, 22, with £26m-rated Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, 27.
Daily Mail

Mick McCarthy is a no-nonsense gruff Yorkshireman who laughs in the face of danger. And certainly doesn’t believe the old saying, “Out of the frying pan, into the fire” which is why he is putting his hat into the West Brom ring.
Sky Sports