Gossip Column: Favre, Ramsey, Pogba, Levy, Sidibe, Bale, Zidane, Felix, Lunin, and Luongo


Football Gossip Column

Saturday 7th April 2018

Nice boss Lucien Favre is suffering a sense of déjà vu after it was claimed he was on the shortlist to replace Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Again.

Wenger is “confident” the club will agree a deal with Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 27, whose current contract ends in 2019.
Daily Mail

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims the Mino Raiola offered him Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, in the January transfer window, as well as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 29. Pep says he told the Italian to walk through the door marked “Do One”.
The Times

Daniel Levy’s salary of £115,000 per week isn’t a problem for the players, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettinho, as he waited for his agent to finish another phone call.
The Times

Only yesterday, Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe, 25, was a summer transfer target. Now Manchester United have begun negotiations with the Ligue Un side.

Gareth Bale is happier on the Real Madrid bench than in a Premier League starting line-up so won’t be running home crying despite being dropped for recent games.

That’s because Zinedine Zidane is wanted by Juventus to replace Max Allegri who might move to Chelsea this summer.
Evening Standard

Arsenal missed out on signing Zorya Luhansk goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, 19 after Inter Milan offered £5.5m for the Ukraine international.
Gazzetta Dello Sport

And in a shocking twist, Arsenal are watching Benfica tyro Joao Felix, 18, whose £52m release clause means the Eagles will accept £35m for him.
Daily Mirror

Crystal Palace face competition from Aston Villa and Malaga for QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo, 25.