Gossip Column: Kovacic, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Kepa, Dendoncker, Zinchenko, Boateng, and more…


Wednesday, 8th August 2018

One in, one out at Chelsea? It seems that will be the case, as Mateo Kovacic is set to join the side on loan…
London Evening Standard

…and his arrival would mean the end of Chelsea’s tenure for Tiemoue Bakatoko, who struggled in his first season with The Blues and would join AC Milan on a season-long loan deal.
Sky Italia

Bakayoko wouldn’t be the only player leaving Chelsea, however, as Danny Drinkwater could return to Leicester if The Foxes offer £35 million for the central midfielder.
The Independent

Kepa is on his way to Chelsea as the goalkeeper paid his own release clause to move to Stamford Bridge.

Leander Dendoncker has been tipped to complete a Premier League move for quite a while and now he has been linked with a move to Wolverhampton before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Speaking of Wolves, they have also been linked with Oleksandr Zinchenko, who seems set to leave Manchester City in the coming hours.
Daily Mail

Bayern Munich‘s centre-back Jerome Boateng had been linked with a move to Manchester United, but the defender called Jose Mourinho and told him that he won’t be going to Old Trafford this summer.

FC Barcelona will make a new attempt to sign Frankie de Jong, from Dutch club Ajax.

Up to three players could leave Arsenal before Thursday’s transfer deadline, as the club is open to listen to offers for David Ospina, Mohamed Elneny and Danny Welbeck.