Gossip Column: Jorginho, Grant, Skriniar, Rebic, Gunn, and Brooks


Football Gossip Column

Thursday 28th June 2018

The gestation period of an elephant is 95 weeks and that’s still shorter than the time it’s taking Jorginho, 26, to complete his move from Napoli to Manchester City. Still, it’s nearly there his agent claims…
Daily Mirror

Lee Grant, 35, is the third goalkeeper Manchester United want and Stoke City won’t stand in his way.
Daily Telegraph

In more exciting transfer news, Manchester United bid £57m for Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, 23. But it was rejected so it’s back to Toby Alderweireld for them…
Manchester Evening News

Real Sociedad want Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal, 32, but no news on whether Unai Emery wants him to stay at the Emirates.

Watford chanced their arm with a cheeky £1m bid for West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster, 35, but the Baggies want to trouser a lot more than that for him.
Daily Mail

Crystal Palace like Roy Hodgson so much they want to keep him at Selhurst Park until 2020. Or when something goes horribly wrong with their season, whichever is soonest.
Sky Sports

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Ante Rebic, 24, hoped that good displays at the World Cup might attract the attention of a big club. Until that happens, he’s left with Everton.
Daily Mirror

We could have the first £100 replica shirt in club shops soon. Southampton are looking at signing Basel striker Mohamed Elyounoussi. That’s £50 for the shirt and £50 for the surname on the back…

To make up for it, the Saints are also interested in signing Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 22, who is worth about £15m.
Daily Mail

Wolves want more than £12m for winger Ivan Cavaleiro, 24. We know this because they turned down a Fulham bid for that amount.
Express & Star

In a surprising move, Manchester City will not trigger the buy-back clause for Huddersfield Town string-puller Aaron Mooy, 27.  Some bloke called de Bruyne is considered good enough for them.
Manchester Evening News

Cardiff City won the race to sign Bristol City forward Bobby Reid, 25. His £9m move will go through around the same time as QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies, 28, moves to the Cardiff City Stadium.
Daily Mail

Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks, 20, is interesting. Or at least that’s what Ernie Howe thinks and he’s egging the Bournemouth board on to make a bid for the Wales international.
Sky Sports