Gossip Column: Sanchez, Vardy, Hernandez, Fred, Melo, Pulisic, Mahrez, Sturridge, Walcott, and Rafinha

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Football Gossip Column

Friday 12th January 2018

Manchester United bid £25m for Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 28…
The Guardian

…but he wants to join Manchester City, but they are only willing to pay £20m.
The Independent

Manchester United have a back-up plan. Admittedly it’s not a very good one as it involves Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy, 30, or West Ham and ex-Manchester United substitute, Javier Hernandez, 29.
Telegraph

New MLS side Los Angeles FC are also interested in signing Hernandez.
Talksport

Manchester United are the latest club to become enamoured with Fred, 24, of Shakhtar Donetsk
Daily Record

…but that would mean they couldn’t sign Arthur Melo, 21, of Gremio, who is a target for both Chelsea as well…
Daily Star

…although United much prefer Borussia Dortmund whizz-kid Christian Pulisic, 19, whose performances caught Jurgen Klopp’s eye but then he might have to forget about…
The Independent

…Riyad Mahrez, 26, who might finally be leaving Leicester City. The Algeria international wants a move to Arsenal but it’s Liverpool who’ve begun negotiations with the Foxes.
Daily Express

Which means Daniel Sturridge, 28, could be on The Gunners’ radar. If only they didn’t have enough perma-crocked players as it is…
Liverpool Echo

…and they’ve got Theo Walcott, 28, as well. But not for long. Everton have opened talks with Arsenal over a £20m move for the former England winger.
Daily Telegraph

And finally, Inter Milan are the first club to make a move for Rafinha, 24. The Serie A giants offered to take the Barcelona midfielder on loan for the rest of the season with an option for a permanent deal for £17.7m
Sky Italia