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BBC Gossip Column Debunked – Issue 64

It’s Wednesday the transfer gossip is very late, I’ve got a sore head after watching Liverpool last night. Let’s just crack on shall we

Gossip in standard font, my thoughts are in bold

Spurs have reached an agreement with Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier, 24, who was a target for Manchester United. (L’Equipe, via IB Times) He would without doubt be a welcome signing, whether that is an area we really need to add to I’m not sure. But I personally will not complain if Tottenham do sign him

And Spurs are also optimistic of completing a deal for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 21, for an initial £27m. (Daily Mirror) Been “closing in” for some time now, confident it will happen before the end of the month

Chelsea have seen their latest enquiry for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 26, rejected. (Daily Mail) Not good news for Chelsea as their hunt for another left back continues

Blues boss Antonio Conte wants the Brazil international to hand a transfer request in after the Stamford Bridge club had offers of £52m and £61m turned down. (London Evening Standard) This may help Chelsea out but whether or not Alex Sandro decides to force a move out of Turin remains to be seen

Chelsea have turned their attention to Southampton defender Cedric Soares, 25, as they attempt to sign at least three new players before the transfer window closes. (Telegraph) I’m not sure it’s the right side of defence that Chelsea really need to worry about.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, wants £150,000 a week to join Chelsea from Arsenal. (Goal) In today’s market then that’s hardly an outrageous request, Chelsea will stump up the money required but will Arsenal sell to one of their rivals.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are trying to sign Torino’s Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 23, as a replacement for Diego Costa. (Daily Star) Whether they have to sell Costa first though to facilitate the move remains to be seen.

Deportivo La Coruna have been working on a deal with Atletico Madrid for Costa, 28. (La Voz de Galicia – in Spanish) Deportivo will take Diego Costa to the Riazor until January and when Atletico can finally register players again then he will return to his former club…..in theory

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club will resist any bids for forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and Oxlade-Chamberlain and expects them to honour the final year of their contracts. (Daily Mirror) I’m surprised that Wenger is not temped to cash in one of them, all that money that will be walking out the door come the end of the season

Gunners and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is wanted by Championship side Aston Villa. Wilshere has one year left on his Arsenal contract. (Daily Mail) It was Juventus yesterday, quite the climb down there

Manchester City’s French defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26, will be allowed to join Inter Milan if the Italian club agree to pay £24m for the former Porto player. (Daily Express) Mangala is surplus to requirements at The Etihad, now someone has to stump up the cash to move him on

Liverpool want Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 29, included in negotiations with the Spanish giants over playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Diario Gol, via Daily Express) That is very wishful thinking from Barcelona if you ask me.

Tottenham Hotspur have had a bid worth up to £25m for 17-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon rejected. (Telegraph) Surely a move of this nature is only entertained if Danny Rose was to move from Tottenham

Liverpool and Tottenham target Geoffrey Kondogbia is being forced to train on his own at Inter Milan, after the France midfielder, 24, fell out with the Italian club. (Premium Sport, via Talksport) I’m not surprised after scoring that own goal in pre-season

Monaco have joined Southampton in the race for 23-year-old Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto. (Marca, via Talksport) Not good news for Southampton as the lure of Champions League will be a strong one.

Liverpool’s 20-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo is set to join Championship side Fulham on loan. (London Evening Standard) Newcastle and Middlesbrough were linked with a loan move earlier in the summer, but the youngster now looks set to move to the capital.

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