Gossip Column: Pogba, Courtois, Potter, Benzema, Ranieri, and More

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Football Gossip Column

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Real Madrid will choose between Chelsea contract rebel Thibaut Courtois, 25, or Manchester United goody-two-shoes David De Gea, 27, as their next goalkeeper.
Daily Telegraph

Paul Pogba, 24, has only bought a ticket in the short-stay car park at Old Trafford if reports that his agent is hawking the France international around the market place are to be believed.
Sports Illustrated

Taxi for Mr Pardew. New name in the frame to replace Hapless Al at West Brom is Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter. The Baggies like a manager who learned his trade in Sweden…
Daily Mail

If Italy comes calling, Nantes will accept Claudio Ranieri’s “Arrivaderchi!” with a heavy heart. Some are construing that as the Italian being well on the way to the exit marked “do one”.
L’Equipe

Karim Benzema, 30, hasn’t yet been linked with Arsenal but it’s only a matter of time. In the meantime, Lyon and PSG will have to do.
AS

Arthur Melo, 21, is on his way from Gremio to Barcelona in a €30m deal. It’s going to be a long, drawn-out affair…
Mundo Deportivo

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez, 21, isn’t interested in moving to Real Madrid this summer. Which is just as well since they aren’t interested in signing him so everyone’s happy.
Daily Mirror

What a waste! Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco, 24, is moving to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in a €30m deal and killing his international career stone dead.
El Pais

Arsene Wenger wants England international Danny Welbeck, 27, to sign a new deal to keep him on the bench for another three years at Arsenal.
Daily Mail

Not many people can claim to be the new Luka Modric, especially when the old one is still around. But Dinamo Zagreb starlet Nikola Moro, 19, is one such player and Manchester United are interested. Natch.
talkSPORT

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reckons it’s only natural that his bags are packed as a football manager, but he’s going to hide in a cupboard, so the Blues can’t find him to hand him his brown envelope.
Daily Express