Gossip Column: Fred, Alderweireld, Hegazi, Mahrez, Morata, and Mendy


Football Gossip Column

Thursday 24th May 2018

Unai Emery’s been in the Arsenal job for 24 hours and not one headline-grabbing move yet? Come on you slackers, get moving. In the meantime, others are hard at work…

Jose Mourinho got hold of the Manchester United chequebook and made the first one out to Shakhtar Dontesk for Fred. The deal for the 25-year-old midfielder will be completed next week…
Manchester Evening News

…and with a flourish, he signed his name on the second one made out to Tottenham Hotspur with whom United began talks over a £75m deal for Toby Alderweireld, 29.
Daily Mirror

Spurs are going to replace him with West Bromwich Albion defender, Jonny Evans Ahmed Hegazi, 27.

Now the Baggies ship is sunk, first to be rescued will be Salomon Rondon, 28, who is being eyed by Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan, with a fee of £16m not warning them off.
Sky Sports

Pep Guardiola headed off to the golf course after barely batting an eyelid with the news that Leicester City want £60m from Manchester City for Riyad Mahrez, 27.
The Guardian

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, 25, was seen lunching with his agent and Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici.

Joe Hart might have thought old boss Manuel Pellegrini would save his bacon at West Ham but no, the Chilean wants Edouard Mendy, 26, from Reims instead.
Daily Mirror