Gossip Column: Goretzka, Giroud, Koeman, Bilic, Johnstone, Hourihane, Eboue, Martin

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Football Gossip Column

Monday 2nd October 2017

Manchester United were given a boost in the race of Leon Goretzka, 22. Barcelona dropped out of the running leaving the Premier League giants in a face-off with Bayern Munich.
Manchester Evening News

Everton are set to wait until next summer before returning for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. The 31-year-old French international rejected a move to Goodison Park last summer.
Daily Star

Whether Ronald Koeman will still be the Toffees manager is another matter. He’s been given a vote of confidence by the club’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
The Guardian

Slaven Bilic knows all about pressure. The West Ham boss has been told he will be given until the end of the season to turn the Hammers into a decent side. Time for the Croat to put a shine on his CV.
Daily Mirror

Aston Villa are delighted with the progress Sam Johnstone, 24, is making and want to make his loan from Manchester United permanent at the end of the season.
Manchester Evening News

And Villa boss Steve Bruce reckons Conor Hourihane, 26, will not leave the Villans receive stupid money for the former Brentford midfielder.
Birmingham Mail

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue, 34, was expected to sign for Northern Cypriot team Türk Ocağı Limasol but abnormal blood tests have put the deal on hold.
Goal

Manchester City are eyeing up a move for Espanyol left back Aaron Martin, 20, in the January window as cover with Benjamin Mendy expected to miss the rest of the season.
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