Gossip Column: Iheanacho, Slimani, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Navas, Perisic, Giroud, Areola, Martial, Martinez



Tuesday, 11th July 2017

Newcastle United are wealthy and looking to strengthen their squad. Two players looking for a new club are Arsenal full backs, Kieran Gibbs, 27, and Carl Jenkinson, 25. It’s a marriage made in heaven.
The Chronicle

Burnley are in for Sunderland centre back, Lamina Kone, and at 28-years-old, he’s not going to turn down the opportunity to play in the Premier League once more.
Sunderland Echo

The deal to take Ivan Perisic, 28, from Internazionale to Manchester United isn’t dead, it’s just pining for the fjords. And the £60m Inter want in their bank account to let the player go.

Olivier Giroud, 30, is to stay at Arsenal. At least until Arsène Wenger knows where the futures of Alexis Sanchez, 28, and Thomas Lemar, 21, are resolved.
Daily Telegraph

It’s the Ronseal of transfer rumours: Roma want Anthony Martial, 22, on loan and Manchester United are thinking about it.
Daily Mirror

Leicester City agreed a deal in principle for Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, with just the flaw of finding the right amount of money to make Manchester City less principled. It’s about £25m…
Sky Sports

Islam Slimani, 28, meanwhile, has been told he can walk through the green door marked ‘Do One’ to make space in the Foxes squad. West Brom were interested but not at the £30m being mooted as a fee.
Daily Mirror

Manchester City have a cunning plan and signing Real Sociedad‘s £27m rated defender, Inigo Martinez, 26, would make it a successful cunning plan.
Manchester Evening News

Newcastle United are blinking seductively in the direction of Paris St Germain goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola, 24, hoping he’ll fill the Karl Darlow-sized hole in their squad.
France Football

But Manchester City winger, 31-year-old Jesus Navaz, is set for Sevilla return, much to the disappointment of Rafa Benitez. Quite why he would shun the sights and charm of Tyneside for the sun and sangria of Andalusia isn’t clear…