Gossip Column: Lemar, Sanchez, Evans, Mangala, Gibbs, Sakho, Aurier, Can

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Tuesday 29th August 2017

Liverpool are the latest club to contact Monaco about Thomas Lemar, 21, and are the latest to have two bids rejected for the French international.
Sky Sports

Manchester City made their move for Alexis Sanchez, 28, and it’s Raheem Sterling, 22, and a bundle of used fivers. 27-year-old Fabian Delph has also been mentioned to Arsenal.
Daily Mail

Manchester City are also entering into the madness which besieges the transfer deadline. After Leicester City failed with a £21m bid, Pep Guardiola is back in for Johnny Evans, 29, and West Bromwich Albion are ready to talk…
Daily Mirror

…with City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26, the key to it all, moving to West Brom and giving Tony Pulis the cover he needs to be able to sell Evans…
ESPN

…and he might be joined by Kieran Gibbs, 27. The Arsenal left back was given permission to talk to Watford but that fell through when personal terms couldn’t be agreed….
Express & Star

… but Arsenal also want Evans and are considering a late bid for the defender.
Daily Telegraph

Crystal Palace decided that their abysmal start to the season means the purse strings need loosening and £25m has spilled out on the Liverpool boardroom carpet. Instead of picking it up, Frank de Boer wants to leave with 27-year-old centre back Mamadou Sakho.
Daily Mail

There are many reasons why Tottenham’s bid for PSG defender Serge Aurier, 24, might fail but mainly because the right back fancies Manchester United more.
SFR Sport

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Juventus but they are back in town and wondering if Emre Can, 23, can come out to play in Turin. Liverpool haven’t yet said no.
TalkSPORT