Saturday 28th October 2017
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, has an £89m release clause and Barcelona are going to trigger it.
But if Barcelona are going to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, they must sell first to cut their “crippling” wage bill, or pay him less.
Which makes his decision to turn down a move to Paris St Germain in January, all the more baffling. Unless he’s willing to accept less money at Barcelona…problem solved.
Liverpool are ready to offer £22m for Roma defender Emerson Palmieri once he is fit after a knee operation. Anyone who has seen the Reds defend recently will wonder why they are waiting…
“Ola, Florentino. It’s Jose. We don’t want Gareth Bale anymore. At 28, he’s too injury prone,” is something like the message the Manchester United boss left on the Real Madrid president’s messaging service.
Replacing Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, is a tough task. Real Madrid think Gremio’s Lincoln, 18, Palmeiras’ Alan Souza, 20, or, Paris St Germain’s Goncalo Guedes, 20, are the men to do it.
But not Casemiro, 25. Manchester United are ready to offer Real a small fortune to sign him.
When Newcastle United have new owners, Rafa Benitez wants to sign the perma-crocked Luke Shaw, 22, from Manchester United, as well as West Ham’s always injured Andy Carroll, 28, before adding Everton’s injury-prone Ross Barkley, 23, to his squad.
The Ghostbusters were busy so Everton are going to recall striker Henry Onyekuru, 20, from Anderlecht in January.