Gossip Column: Hazard, Ake, Heaton, De Gea, Lukaku, Modric, Musacchio, and Bakayoko


Football Gossip Column

Monday 15th October 2018

Eden Hazard, 27, won’t force a move to Real Madrid but he is going to leave Chelsea. Only on good terms because he’s a really nice bloke.
BT Sport

One man not leaving his club in the lurch is Netherlands international Nathan Ake. The 23-year-old is staying at Bournemouth despite interest from Manchester United

Former England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 32, reckons his time at Burnley might be up with former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 31, ruling the roost.
Daily Mirror

The only line of defence at Manchester United, David De Gea, 27, is set to receive a contract offer which gives him everyone else’s pay for doing their jobs so becoming the highest-paid player at the club…

…but the Red Devils are running out of patience that he hasn’t signed the deal they haven’t given him, so if De Gea doesn’t sign the contract he hasn’t been given by the end of the year, Manchester United will sell him.

Romelu Lukaku, 25, said some nice things about Juventus so the Manchester United forward wants to move to Turin. Of course, he does…

Real Madrid midfielder Luca Modric, 33, is the world’s greatest player so he wants a new challenge. That’s where Inter Milan comes in…
Corriere dello Sport

Fulham have a novel idea to solve their defensive woes: signing 28-year-old AC Milan defender Mateo Musacchio.
Daily Mirror

AC Milan found a novel way to tell a player he’s not very good. Apparently, Tiemoue Bakayoko, 24, has “defects in his game” and is set to sling his hook back to Chelsea.
Daily Mirror