Gossip Column: Gibson, Barkley, Sessegnon, Pires, Aurier, McCormack, Costa

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Manchester City have given up on signing West Brom’s Johnny Evans, 29, and instead want Middlesbrough centre back Ben Gibson, 20.
Independent

Chelsea and Tottenham will be squaring up with each other over Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23. £20m should do the trick in bringing him to the capital.
Daily Telegraph

Manchester United are throwing their cash around and Fulham have their bucket ready to catch some if Ryan Sessegnon, 17, moves to Old Trafford.
Sky Sports

Newcastle United hoped Gabriel Pires, 23, wouldn’t look at the weather forecast but the Brazilian did and isn’t interested in leaving Leganes any more.
The Chronicle

Serge Aurier, 24, is moving to the Premier League but Tottenham are in pole position as they close in on an agreement with Paris St Germain over a £23m deal. Just don’t mention his court case…
L’Equipe

Sunderland are hoping 31-year-old Ross McCormack can get his gate working so that he can leave Aston Villa and move to the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo

Monaco, on the cusp of losing Kylian Mbappe, 18, to PSG are interested in signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, but face competition from Marseille.
Evening Standard