Gossip Column: De Gea, Kante, Bale, Gotze, Telles, and Rooney…


Football Gossip Column

Saturday 16th June 2018

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, is set to sign a new five-year contract but hasn’t so far because he keeps dropping the pen.
Manchester Evening News

Jan Oblak, 25, is showing him how its done by signing a NEW! IMPROVED! contract with Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, 26, is wanted by Paris St-Germain. The suggested £90m fee indicates that this isn’t the same Paris St-Germain who must already sell over £100m-worth of players this summer to comply with FFP regulations…
Daily Mirror

…although Barcelona have been asked if 26-year-old Neymar was a ‘sale or return’ deal…

Busy time over at the Bernabeu where Real Madrid signed Santos striker Rodrygo, 17, in a €45m deal. He is walking to the Spanish capital and isn’t expected to arrive until July 2019…
The Guardian

…and Gareth Bale, 28, wants to work with Julen Lopetegui rather than coming back to England with his ponytail between his legs.

Chelsea think Thibaut Courtois, 26, will stay at Stamford Bridge which leaves Real Madrid stuck with Keylor Navas, 31, after Roma president James Pallotta claimed he was joking that they were selling Alisson, 25, to the Spaniards.
Evening Standard

Although no-one is taking Pallotta seriously, especially as Roma are keen on Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd ‘Jay’ Leno, 26.

Borussia Dortmund striker heading to north London alert! Mario Gotze, 26, is being eyed by Tottenham who like the fee of £16m.

Leicester City are keen to offload Riyad Mahrez, 26, and replace him with Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, 26. Newcastle is not much of an alternative, but it is one…
The Guardian

Liverpool checked, and Alex Telles has a pulse which means they are interested in the 25-year-old Porto full-back. So are Chelsea, natch.

DC United are set to give soon-to-be former Everton striker Wayne Rooney, 32, his debut in USA!USA!USA! football on 14th July when Vancouver Whitecaps are in town.
Daily Mirror