Gossip Column: Martial Saga, Richarlison, Can, Tuchel, Pereira, along with the usual Griezmann, Bale and Pogba tales.


Football Gossip Column

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Anthony Martial, 22, wants to leave Old Trafford this summer and rejected a new five-year deal with Manchester United
RMC Sport

…or he doesn’t want to leave but Jose Mourinho will tell him to do one with Juventus, PSG, and Atletico Madrid all hovering…

…because the Spaniards are set to lose Fernando Torres to either an MLS or Chinese Super League club this summer when he leaves the Wanda Metropolitano…

…but if none of them appeal, Tottenham and Inter Milan would welcome Martial with open arms and open wallets.
Daily Telegraph

United will replace him with Watford striker Richarlison, 20, although the Brazilian is also being watched by Chelsea and Everton.
Sky Sports

Paul Pogba did a tour of Europe when his agent Mino Raiola offered the 25-year-old to Real Madrid and Manchester City in January. Nobody told him or Manchester United by the looks of things.
Sports Illustrated

Atletico Madrid think offering Antoine Griezmann, 27, £300,000 per week in wages will stop him joining Barcelona. It’s not a bad thought, you have to admit…
Daily Mirror

Emre Can, 24, will be told to do one by Juventus if the Liverpool midfielder doesn’t tell them ‘yay or nay’ over their offer in the next 10 days. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also interested.

PSG will fend off Chelsea and Arsenal for the services of Thomas Tuchel this summer. Unai Emery will find himself on the end of a sharp QSI elbow for failing to win the Champions League.
The Guardian

Juventus are watching Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, 30. The Belgium international told the north London club to sling their hook when they offered him a new deal.
Evening Standard

Despite former Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano claiming he was over-priced and over-rated, Gareth Bale, 28, isn’t leaving the Bernabeu this summer. Has anyone told the club this…?

Aston Villa were given hope when Sam Johnstone, 24, all but confirmed he was telling Manchester United to do one this summer.
The Guardian

Norwich City will be selling James Maddison, 21, this summer amid interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.
Daily Mirror

West Ham United are all cocky and brash now they think they are staying up and will give Marcus Brown, 20, a new contract. RB Leipzig can only offer him European football by comparison. Pah.
Daily Mail

And finally to complete this Arsenal and Manchester City free day, Valencia want to sign Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, 22, on a permanent deal once his loan spell at the Mestalla finishes.