Gossip Column: Roberts, Fellaini, Dalot, Mane, Hazard, and Sokratis

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Football Gossip Column

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Real Madrid are in a pickle. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino didn’t take the job because he’d rather be seen as a loyal loser than a winning mercenary…
Daily Mail

…while 27-year-old Eden Hazard, Chelsea and Belgium wing wizard, isn’t convinced a move to the Bernabeu is a good thing now Zinedine Zidane isn’t boss…
Evening Standard

…but Sadio Mane, 26, is in limbo which is better than Liverpool but not quite as good as Real Madrid honouring the deal struck before Zidane resigned.
France Football

Arsenal are set to hold talks with soon-to-be-out-of-contract Marouane Fellaini although the Belgian prefers to stay at Manchester United
Daily Mirror

…although the 30-year-old Belgium international has also been offered to AC Milan
The Times

…the Gunners will just have to console themselves with Sokratis, 29, who is set to join from Borussia Dortmund after telling Manchester United to do one.
Daily Mirror

Leicester City want Patrick Roberts, 21, included in the £60m deal which will take Riyad Mahrez, 27, to Manchester City.
Daily Telegraph

FC Porto right-back Diogo Dalot, 19, is set to join Manchester United this week following the successful completion of a medical.
Sky Sports

Tottenham aren’t talking to Manchester United, so Toby Alderweireld, 29, is not moving to Old Trafford. Unless they pick up the phone…
football.london

…and Felipe Anderson, 25, is staying at Lazio for the moment after the Serie A club rejected a €38m bid from West Ham.
Daily Express

Just days after being told to do one by Belgium, 27-year-old Christian Benteke is being told to do one by Crystal Palace. All those clubs interested, take one pace forward…oh.
Evening Standard

Southampton looked at their squad and noticed it was short on tubby midfielders. Just as well Xherdan Shaqiri, 26, has a £12m release clause now Stoke City are a Championship side.
Daily Mirror