Gossip Column: de Ligt, Martial, Mahrez, Tierney, Martial, Milinkovic-Savic, Rondon, and Butland

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Football Gossip Column

Sunday 6th May 2018

On your marks…get set…go! The transfer season is officially open with the first sighting of a Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal story. The 27-year-old wants to leave Leicester City even though he told them he wants to stay recently.
Sunday Express

Manchester City are the latest club to show interest in Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, 18, so the fee automatically quoted is £50m because City don’t buy for less.
Sunday Mirror

Will.I.An, 29, has left The Voice and will join Manchester United if Chelsea try to sign Anthony Martial, 22, for £80m. Yes, that’s £80m, not the £8m Jose Mourinho thinks he’s worth.
Sunday Mirror

At that price, no wonder Arsenal and Tottenham are monitoring the situation…
Mail on Sunday

But United need the money which by coincidence, is exactly the same amount Lazio want for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic…
talkSPORT

Kieran Tierney, 20, doesn’t want to leave Celtic for Bournemouth but will he say “No way Jose” if Manchester United come calling…?
Mail on Sunday

Newly-promoted Cardiff City want West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, 28, but his £16.5m release clause is too high. They think he’s worth £11m…
Mail on Sunday

Wolves will be told to do one if they submit a bid for £35m for Jack Butland, 25, even though Stoke City are now a former Premier League club.
Birmingham Mail