Gossip Column: Matic, Mascherano, Costa, Icardi, Mahrez


Football Gossip Column

Football gossip & rumours: 25/07/16,

Juventus want Nemanja Matic, 27, to fill the hole left in their midfield when Paul Pogba, 23, leaves for Manchester United
Daily Mail

…or they will target Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano, 34…

…both of which will only happen if United increase their current £92m bid to £102m as Juventus hold out for £10m more.
The Guardian

Chelsea and Manchester United are both circling with Joao Mario, 23, of Sporting Lisbon their prey.
The Sun

And Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign Riyad Mahrez, 25, after Adidas began selling shirts with his name and number on the back.
The Sun

Whilst Atletico Madrid are still holding out hope of nabbing Diego Costa, 27, from Chelsea this summer.
Daily Mirror

But Arsenal are set to be snubbed by another Serie A striker with Napoli in talks with Inter over Mauro Icardi, 23.
Daily Star

Saido Berahino wants to leave and Stoke want to sign him, with the Potters upping their £17m bid last week to £23m after Crystal Palace joined the fun.
Daily Mirror


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