Gossip Column: Coutinho, Kane, Luiz, Schurrle, Can, Sanchez, and N’Zonzi


Football Gossip Column

Sunday 31st December 2017

Barcelona are edging closer to signing Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, with Nike selling Blaugrana shirts with his name on the back…

…with a £130m bid winging its’ way to Anfield although the carrier pigeon may get caught up in Storm Dylan.
Sunday Mirror

Fresh from setting a calendar year record in the Premier League, Real Madrid want Harry Kane, 24, to do the same in Spain in 2018. A £150m deal including Gareth Bale will be enough to tempt Tottenham to sell, they reckon.
Daily Star Sunday

Arsène Wenger is concerned Arsenal don’t have enough cartoon defenders and wants Sideshow Bob lookalike David Luiz, 30, from Chelsea to up his quota. Juventus are also interested.
Sunday Express

West Ham United want to find the next Kevin De Bruyne and reckons Borussia Dortmund midfielder Andre Schurrle, 27, is just the man. Well, he was sold by Jose Mourinho so that’s a start…

Can you believe it? Emre Can can because Bayern Munich and Manchester City are ready to join Juventus in the chase for the 23-year-old Liverpool midfielder.

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 29, could be on his way out of the Emirates after his agent reportedly tried to convince Manchester City to make a move in the January window.

And Arsène Wenger fanned the flames of speculation about the Chilean’s future by claiming he doesn’t know what the future holds for Sanchez.
Sunday Times

As Wenger takes charge of his record 811th Premier League game, 29-year-old Steven N’Zonzi becomes the 811th player linked with a move to Arsenal although Sam Allardyce wants the Sevilla midfielder at Everton as well.
Daily Star Sunday