Gossip Column: Salah, Sane, Neves, Mawson, Sessegnon and the Arsene Wenger Replacement Bus Service

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Football Gossip Column

Thursday 26th April 2018

Ask and ye shall receive unless you are Real Madrid asking about Liverpool striker Mo Salah, 25. That’s a case of Ask and ye shall be told to do one unless you have £200m…
Daily Mail

…which is considerably more than Roma received when they sold him last summer. That only happened because of the beastly FFP regulations, sniffed sporting director Monchi.
The Guardian

Ask and ye shall not even get your phone call returned…Real Madrid are looking at not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Manchester City players. City won’t even sell John Stones, 23, let alone de Bruyne, 26, Sane, 22, or Sterling, 23.
Manchester Evening News

Real Madrid wideboy Gareth Bale, 28, won’t rule out a move to Bayern Munich in much the same way I won’t rule out marrying Miss World. It’s not going to happen, but I like to think it might.
Independent

Tottenham boss and hip-hop fan Mauricio Pochettino thinks three is the magic number. Which is handy because he wants three Portuguese players this summer: Wolves Ruben Neves, 21; Gelson Martins, 22, of Sporting Clube; and, Southampton defender Cedric Soares, 26.
Daily Mirror

West Ham though are Vicar of Dibley fans. They are making their mind up about 31-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and it’s “yes, yes…no” over signing him permanently…
Metro

But they are certain they want Swansea City centre-back Alfie Mawson, 24, and Brighton and Hove Albion stalwart Lewis Dunk, 26.
Daily Star

Everton’s quest to sign anything with a pulse took them to Swansea City where Ki Sung-yeung passed that test with flying colours.
Sky Sports

And Crystal Palace want to sign Anderlecht maestro Leander Dendoncker, 23.
Daily Mail

Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, 27, decided Humberside was too cold, too wet and too windy for him and is heading for the warmer climes of Newcastle.
Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Manchester United are ready to tell Anthony Martial, 22, he can leave in the summer. Presumably that message is being sent by carrier pigeon…
Manchester Evening News

…and if that’s the case, they may want to invest in a new pigeon when they make an offer for Fulham wonderboy Ryan Sessegnon, 17…
The Times

…as well taking on Manchester City for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, 26.
Daily Star

And finally, the latest on the Arsene Wenger replacement bus service is:

Diego Simeone is the latest big name to turn down the Arsenal job even though he hasn’t been contacted about it.
Daily Mirror

New Yawk City coach Patrick Vieira is ready for a job in Europe. Start spreading the news, he’s leaving today, he wants a brand-new start of it, in old Arsenaaaaal….
The Times