Gossip Column: Transfer Blues – Morata, Courtois, Hazard, Koulibaly as United Get Devilish


Football Gossip Column

Sunday 15th July 2018

Alvaro Morata, 25, was offered to Juventus by Chelsea as part of the deal to bring Gonzalo Higuain, 30, to Stamford Bridge. Olivier Giroud, 31, can stop laughing; the Blues want to dump him as well.
Sunday Mirror

Real Madrid will make a £200m bid for Eden Hazard, 27, to prise him away from Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea winger dropped a hint that he was ready to do one after Belgium’s win over England
Mail on Sunday

And Thibaut Courtois, 26, is joining him. The reaction when the Belgium international Real Madrid were really watching is revealed as West Brom’s Nacer Chadli, 28, will be priceless…
Sunday Express

Napoli will relieve Chelsea of £80m of the Hazard/Courtois fee for Kalidou Koulibaly, 27.
Sunday Mirror

In rumours which don’t involve Chelsea, Manchester United offered World Cup winner Paul Pogba, 25, to Barcelona. Wait, no, his Mr20% did which is an entirely different matter.
Mail on Sunday

Meanwhile, sometime Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 23, decided he could do better than Everton. No, seriously, he did…
Sunday Times

…whereas Jose Mourinho doesn’t think anybody does it better than Leonardo Bonucci and the Manchester United boss is ready to give AC Milan £30m to prove it.
Sunday Express

Arsenal boss Unai Emery thinks he hasn’t got enough midfielders at the club so wants Juventus lynchpin Rodrigo Bentacur signed. Hmmm, young Uruguay midfielder…sounds familiar…
Daily Star on Sunday