Gossip Column: Mbappe, Forsberg, Fabinho, Gibbs, Friend, Bonucci, Van Dijk, Babayoko, Ghoulam

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Friday, 23rd June 2017

Antonio Conte has told the Chelsea hierarchy that he wants Leonardo Bonucci or Virgil Van Dijk this summer…
Daily Telegraph

…but the Blues first signing of the summer will be Tiemoue Babayoko as a fee of £35.2m has been agreed with Monaco
Daily Mail

…who must think the ship is sinking the way players are deserting them. Fabinho is the latest, thinking Manchester United is a good club who could afford him…
Sky Sports

…and the French champions will be rolling in the cash if Arsenal think the fee of £130m for Kylian Mbappe, is reasonable. As if.
Daily Mail

Emil Forsberg is more up their street price-wise, and he wants to join The Gunners. Mean old RB Leipzig are destroying his dreams by not letting him leave, according to his agent…
The Independent

Liverpool are in the mood to spend, spend, spend and next stop is Napoli where they fancy bringing home Faouzi Ghoulam.
Daily Express

Watford don’t want to splash £15m on Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs so the Hornets are now looking at Middlesbrough’s George Friend instead.
Hertfordshire Mercury