Gossip Column: Salah, Evans, Umtiti, Slimani, Kovac, and Sarri


Football Gossip Column

Friday 13th April 2018

It’s that day of the year and Friday the 13th is unlucky for some. Particularly clubs who want to sign Mo Salah, 25, as Jurgen Klopp says the Liverpool winger is going nowhere.
Daily Mail

West Brom central defender Jonny Evans, 30, hopes that three consecutive defeats will make Pep Guardiola return with a £3m bid for him this summer.
Daily Mirror

But the Manchester City boss is more interested in signing a defensive midfielder and a winger. Here’s a hint: both of them are Brazilian…
The Times

Chelsea unsuccessfully tried to raid Napoli for defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 26, during the last two summers but reckon they will have better luck nabbing Maurizio Sarri to replace Antonio Conte.
Daily Mirror

And Manchester United were given hope in their pursuit of Samuel Umtiti, 24. Barcelona aren’t in any rush to open talks with the centre-back over a new deal.
Mundo Deportivo

Islam Slimani, 29, thinks he’s been a roaring success on Tyneside and hopes to move to Newcastle United on a permanent deal in the summer. Leicester City won’t object.
Leicester Mercury

And finally, Bayern Munich are set to announce Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac as their new boss. Jupp Heynckes retires this summer.