Gossip Column: Fekir, Ratcliffe, Herrera, Patricio, Alli, and Rooney

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Football Gossip Column

Saturday 9th June 2018

Did we say Liverpool had all but signed Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir? Apparently, the 24-year-old’s medical was worse than first thought…
Daily Telegraph

Chelsea were offered a chance to sign up Jim Ratcliffe as owner but decided to stay with Roman Abramovich…
Daily Mail

Athletic Bilbao want Ander Herrera, 28, and if he has any doubts about signing, the Manchester United midfielder will become their highest-paid player.
Manchester Evening News

Tottenham want Dele Alli, 22, and Christian Eriksen, 26, to sign new deals because they think they are the bees’ knees and in no way are they looking to add millions to their value in the transfer market.
Daily Mirror

Everton striker Wayne Rooney, 132, tried to shake the hacks off his scent, but they were too clever and spotted him going to the US embassy in Belfast. So, DC United it is…
Daily Mirror

He’s not the only one leaving Goodison Park this summer. Joel Robles, 27, will bid Merseyside adios after five years of not playing very often.
Liverpool Echo

Crystal Palace want Stuart Armstrong, 26, to laugh in the face of winning titles and cups in Scotland with Celtic and swap it for perennial relegation battles instead.
Daily Express

Wolves might buy Rui Patricio, 30, after he became the latest Sporting Clube player to do one after fans attacked the training ground.
Express & Star

Steve Bruce is out of the running for the Real Madrid job. The Aston Villa boss is being sounded out as manager of Leeds United instead.
Daily Telegraph

Nottingham Forest loved their holidays in Portugal so much they bought their duty-free allowances and from their stadium tour at Benfica, Diogo Goncalves and Joao Carvalho, both 21.
Nottingham Post

Preston North End could only afford a quick trip to Dublin but still managed to come back with Graham Burke, Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland striker.
Lancashire Post