Gossip Column: Sanchez, Lemar, Manolas, Keane, Ojo, Evans, and, Defoe

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Thursday, 29th June 2017

Bayern Munich reckon Alexis Sanchez will cost them £100m and they aren’t minded to pay it, leaving the field clear for Manchester City.

Evening Standard

His replacement at the Emirates won’t be Thomas Lemar after Monaco turned down a £31m bid for the youngster but Riyad Mahrez made it clear he will move to north London given the chance.

TalkSPORT

Chelsea are in the market and other clubs are running for cover. Zenit St Petersburg being the latest, with the Blues now favourites to sign Roma defender, Kostas Manolas.

Daily Telegraph

Michael Keane is set to complete a £25m move to Everton, with the central defender not expected to return to Burnley after his holidays.

Burnley Express

Newcastle United are set to raid Rafa Benitez’s former club Liverpool, and take Sheyi Ojo as the spoils of war.

Newcastle Chronicle

Leicester City have been given encouragement in their pursuit of West Brom‘s £10m-rated defender, Johnny Evans. He’s jolly angry that Albion let Darren Fletcher leave on a free and is plotting his escape from the Hawthorns.

Daily Mirror

Jermaine Defoe has a simple choice: sun, sea and Eddie Howe at Bournemouth or rain, cold and Tony Pulis at West Bromwich Albion. And he’s thinking about it. Is he mad?

Birmingham Mail