Gossip Column: Lemar, Keita, Bolt, Hazard, Real Madrid’s Summer Targets, Fred, and Moura


Football Gossip Column

Monday 8th January 2018

It’s Monday, it’s Liverpool, so that means it’s time for a Thomas Lemar story…
Daily Mirror

Or maybe not, with Philippe Coutinho’s departure not progressing the timetable for the Monaco midfielder moving to Anfield.
Sky Sports

One man they will try to get earlier is Naby Keita, 22, despite RB Leipzig declaring the Guinea international would not be allowed to leave before next summer.
Daily Telegraph

But the story of 2018 will not be that transfer nor Coutinho to Barcelona, it’s Usain Bolt having a trial with Borussia Dortmund but really wanting to join Manchester United! Yes, that 31-year-old Usain Bolt and in no way is it a publicity stunt, no…
Daily Express

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to confuse the opposition by naming three Hazard’s in his team with Borussia Monchengladbach striker Thorgan, 24, a January target.

Real Madrid began their moves for next summer’s signings by letting it be known they would nab Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, and Belgian team-mate Eden Hazard, 27, while 24-year-old Harry Kane of Tottenham will lead their line. And then Florentino Perez turned off Football Manager and went to sleep.
Sky Sports

“Right,” said Fred, “I’m waiting for a Pep Guardiola to call me,” suggesting that the 24-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder was less than impressed with Arsenal losing 4 – 2 at Nottingham Forest yesterday.
Manchester Evening News

Lucas Moura, 25, sang sweet music in Jose Mourinho’s ears when he declared he wants to join Manchester United and leave Paris St Germain this month.
Daily Express