Gossip – The Transfer Trollogy: Thiago, de Ligt, Mbappe, Fred, Maguire, Tierney, and Darmian


Football Gossip Column

Sunday 15th April 2018

Manchester City are getting ready to raid Europe’s elite clubs in their pursuit of Champions League glory. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 27, is the first target.
Mail on Sunday

And the Premier League club is blinded by de Ligt. Ajax’s Matthias, 18, will set them back £50m. £30m to anyone else but City pay a premium.
Sunday Mirror

Like all good stories, this City transfer business comes in a trilogy. The Citizens will target Kylian Mbappe, 18, if PSG’s breach of FFP rules means he can’t move permanently to the Parc des Princes. Maybe this should be called a trollogy…
Sunday Mirror

To the relief of Arsenal fans everywhere, Celtic boss David Brent, sorry, Brendan Rodgers, is on the shortlist to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
Sunday Express

And the Blues are monitoring Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, despite the Poland international being keen on a move to Real Madrid.
Daily Star on Sunday

Atletico Madrid general manager Clemente Villaverde claims neither Barcelona or Chelsea have reached out for Antoine Griezmann, 27. Trollogy is right…

Manchester United are next. Harry Maguire, 25, Leicester City and England centre-back, is their first target.
Sunday People

United’s attention is also turning to Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, 20.

And Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, 25, who interests Manchester City as well. This is definitely a trollogy…
Sunday Express

Never slow to spot an opportunity, Italian super-agent Mino Raiola is ready to provide advice to Everton. A slew of Pogba, Lukaku, and Balotelli stories to Goodison Park will follow…
Sunday Mirror

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, 28, has told Juventus he will join them at the end of the season. Just the small matter of a fee to agree…
Mail on Sunday

And finally, Bordeaux wideboy Malcom, 21, claims PSG is his ideal club. Which is not what he told Arsenal in January. No, then he’d supported the Gunners since he was a boy…