Saturday 29th April 2018
Manchester United will not sell David De Gea, 27, even though he is in the final year of his contract. Apparently, United have an option for another year so he isn’t in the final year of his contract.
Manchester Evening News
Newcastle United don’t want to sell Jamaal Lascelles, 24, but that won’t stop Chelsea and Liverpool
Eliaquim Mangala, 27, will return to Manchester City this summer with Everton boss Sam Allardyce not rating him.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton won’t sell Pascal Gross or Lewis Dunk this summer. His chairman, however, stood quietly working out how much the 26-year-olds are worth…
Allan McGregor, 36, isn’t talking to Rangers according to Andy Crosby, Hull City assistant manager…
…but Steven Gerrard is.
Which in no way contrived segue brings us to ‘Boss Talk’, your one-stop shop for managerial shenanigans.
Antonio Conte isn’t going to be Italy boss for the next five years but only because the Italian FA won’t give him a five-year contract.
If Chelsea want Maurizio Sarri to replace him, they must stump up £7m in compensation to Napoli; that’s the value of his release clause.
Rafa Benitez, Ra-a-fa Benitez, Rafa Benitez – so good the Toon Army named him thrice – is in talks with Newcastle United about a new contract.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t want Mikel Arteta to take the Arsenal job. Which is just as well since neither do the Arsenal board.
And soon-to-be-former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could become the highest-paid manager in world football thanks to an unnamed Chinese Super League club…
…or he can become the highest-paid General Manager in the world thanks to an unnamed Ligue Un club with the letters P-a-r-i-s-S-t-G-e-r-m-a-i-n in their name.