Gossip Column: Hazard, Maguire, Martial, Sommer, Slimani, Richarlison, and Mignolet


Football Gossip Column

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Chelsea won’t be bullied by Real Madrid over Eden Hazard, 27, although they are still waiting to find out if that’s alright with the Spaniards.
Sunday Mirror

Manchester United want Harry Maguire but ‘I wants’ don’t get, not without parting with £65m. Leicester City are among the many clubs not interested in Marcos Rojo, 28, Eric Bailly, 24, or Chris Smalling, 28.
Mail on Sunday

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are set to trigger Anthony Martial’s one-year contract extension which keeps him at Old Trafford…
Sunday People

…although Chelsea and Bayern Munich could change their minds if they stump up the €100m United are demanding. So, Martial is staying at Old Trafford…
Sunday Times

Arsenal are close to landing Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer, 29.
Sunday Express

And one man leaving Chelsea is Olivier Giroud, 31, who Atletico Madrid want on a one-year loan.
Sky Sports

Islam Slimani, 30, is set to do one from Leicester City with Sporting Clube ready to take him back to Portugal.
Leicester Mercury.

Also set to sling his hook from the King Power is Ahmed Musa although Al Nassr will need to bid more than £12m.
Mail on Sunday

Manchester City’s second signing of the summer will be Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 28, with the Premier League champions wafting €100m under Juve’s noses.

And today’s comedy offering comes from Merseyside. First up, Everton are genuinely willing to pay £40m for Richarlison, 21, the non-scoring, non-creating Watford striker.
Liverpool Echo

Over at Anfield, they can’t stop crying with laughter at the news Barcelona are keen on butter-fingered Simon Mignolet, 30, who will replace Liverpool-bound Jasper Cillessen, 29. Honestly, that’s what it says here. Barcelona. Simon Mignolet.