Deadline Day Gossip Column: The Gift That Keeps On Giving – Bryan, Vietto, Kessie, Godin, Mina and more…


Football Gossip Column

Thursday 9th August 2018 (2.30pm update)

Fulham continues to keep the media in business today, ticking Aston Villa off with a late bid for Bristol City defender Joe Bryan, 24.
Express & Star

And then when they sign him, Fulham have their eyes on Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto, 24. Or Atletico hope they do, preferably for a year-long loan deal.
Daily Mail

But Fulham won’t be signing Martin Montoya from Valencia, he’s going to Brighton & Hove Albion instead.
Daily Mail

However, Sergio Rico is in London for talks with Fulham ahead of a transfer from Sevilla.
Sky Sports (live)

Wolves took one look at AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, 21, and offered £53m. Milan said, “No way, Jose!”

A phrase Mr Mourinho is all too familiar with. Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, 31, is the latest to snub the Portuguese this summer. Godin, Boateng, and Kovacic is a strong XI in the making. Stronger than Manchester United’s…
Daily Mirror

Everton’s summer is a lot better. Yerry Mina, 23, underwent a medical in Barcelona today ahead of completing a move to Merseyside.
Liverpool Echo

And Federico Fernandez is breaking every speed limit known to the English motorway network to get from Swansea to Newcastle for a medical before the 5 pm deadline passes.
Sky Sports (live)

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed no new signings and claimed, “If we are happy with our squad and cannot improve our squad, sometimes it’s better to keep our squad together… why not repeat a similar season like last year?” Fourth place is the sum limit of Tottenham ambitions…