Gossip Column: Arnautovic, Hart, Fekir, Adli, Cillessen, and Allen


Football Gossip Column

Thursday 31st May 2018

Manchester United are concerned their quota of pointy elbows will be low when Marouane Fellaini, 30, leaves so West Ham United striker Marko ‘Pointy Elbows’ Arnautovic, 28, is their £50m target.
Sky Sports News

But the Hammers don’t want to sell so that was a short-lived little bit of gossip.
Evening Standard

Hold the back pages – it’s back on! Jose Mourinho was seen watching Austria versus Russia…
Vivaro News

Manchester City and England forgotten man Joe Hart, 31, has been remembered by Sporting Lisbon
Daily Star

…but with a staggering lack of awareness of his situation, he may reject the move because it doesn’t match his current £120,000 per week deal. Money which doesn’t come with any prospect of playing football. Ever.
Daily Mail

However, there’s always Liverpool who are apparently lowering their standards and looking at Barcelona goalkeeper M..Jasper Cillessen, 29…
Mundo Deportivo

…Meanwhile, Liverpool offered Lyon €60m for Nabil Fekir, 24, but what Lyon said in response is not printable; family publication and all that.
Le Parisien

Manchester City are taking things slowly with Jorginho. Napoli are expected to sell the 26-year-old for €50m although when they see how much Fekir is going for…
La Gazzetta dello Sport

Crystal Palace heard of Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool sniffing around Wilf Zaha, 25, so are offering him a new contract.
The Guardian

The cost of missing out on promotion is £160m so Aston Villa will sell Jack Grealish to West Ham or Everton to reduce that cost.
Daily Mail

He needs to watch out, next it will be Newcastle United he’s offered to. Take Joe Allen, 28; Stoke City are clearing the decks for a new life in the Championship and he’s taking up too much space…
Newcastle Chronicle

Fulham might want to rethink the whole Mitrovic/Fredericks swap deal after being told 23-year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic will cost £20m from Newcastle
Evening Standard

Didier Deschamps ruled himself out the running as next Barcelona boss by telling 27-year-old Antoine Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid. The vacant Real Madrid job is another matter…
RMC Sport

Arsenal are shopping around for the best of young French players by signing Yacine Aldi Adli, 17, from Paris St-Germain.
Daily Mirror

Everton are thinking of signing Crystal Palace defender Patrick Van Aanholt, 27, but it was short-lived. Now, they are thinking of a nice steak bake from Greggs…
Daily Mail

…although they snapped out of their reverie pretty sharpish when they heard Monaco were sniffing around Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 26.