Gossip Column: Matic, Dier, Balde, Belotti, Cillessen, Sakho, Costa, Loftus-Cheek

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Saturday, 8th July 2017

Besiktas are preparing an ambitious bid to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, but the Spanish international only has eyes for Atletico Madrid.
Daily Mail

And the Blues are looking to replace him with Andrea Belotti, 23. €100m is the new black and Torino will be in the black if they take the money.
Daily Mirror

After extensive medical tests, Lazio attacker Keita Balde, 22, has a pulse which naturally means Chelsea want to sign him. €30m is the price tag.
La Repubblica

Manchester United want Nemanja Matic, 28, but if he doesn’t want to reunite with Jose Mourinho, Eric Dier, 23, of Spurs will have to do.
Daily Telegraph

Crystal Palace are looking for a new goalkeeper and Frank de Boer’s preference is for Jasper Cillessen, 28. The Eagles might be in luck with Barcelona ready to talk turkey with them.
TalkSPORT

Crystal Palace are favourites to sign Mamadou Sakho, 27, but only if Liverpool drop their asking price of £30m.
Liverpool Echo

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 21, is a popular guy with Brighton, Newcastle, and Southampton, all having a dance-off to sign him. The Saints apparently have the ‘X Factor’ and are favourites to sign him on a year-long loan.
Daily Mirror