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Gossip Columned – Episode 59

Gossip Columned – Episode 59

Have you heard the gossip? Here is what is on today’s menu:

Atletico Madrid have opened disciplinary proceedings against 28-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann, who is expected to make a £107.5m move to La Liga rivals Barcelona. (Guardian)

Real Madrid are looking to sell Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 27, to raise funds for a £150m move for Manchester United’s 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Mail)

Napoli are interested in signing Rodriguez,as well as Inter Milan’s Argentina forward Mauro Icardi, 26. (Goal.com)

Bayern Munich expect Germany winger Leroy Sane, 23, to decide next week whether he wants to join them from Manchester City. (Mail)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has described reports linking him with taking over as Newcastle United manager as “fake news”. (Star)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are ready to make a move for Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30. (Fanatik – in Turkish)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 24, from Chelsea. (RMC Sport – in French)

Manchester United’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, is hoping to be an Inter Milan player by the time they face the Old Trafford side in a pre-season friendly on 20 July. (Mirror)

Ajax winger David Neres, 22, has been linked with Manchester United and Everton, but the Brazil international has said his future is with the Dutch champions. (Algemeen Dagblad, via Express)

Liverpool have made keeping Belgium striker Divock Origi at the club a priority. The 24-year-old has one year left on his Anfield contract and has been offered a new long-term deal. (Star)

Aston Villa have made a £7m bid for Burnley’s England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 33. (Sun)

Arsenal are close to a deal for Saint-Etienne’s William Saliba, with the 18-year-old French defender set to cost the Gunners about £25m. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool’s 27-year-old Spain left-back Alberto Moreno is close to completing a move to Villarreal. (ESPN)

Manchester City are close to signing 16-year-old England Under-17 midfielder Morgan Rogers from West Brom, (Mail)

Everton are set to make a £35m bid for Barcelona forward Malcom, with Arsenal are also considering a move for the 23-year-old Brazilian. (RMC Sport – in French)

Watford are interested in signing French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22, from Nice for a club record £25m. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa are interested in another loan deal for 21-year-old Manchester United and England Under-21 defender Axel Tuanzebe, who spent last season at Villa Park. (Telegraph)

Sheffield United have made a £3m bid for Nottingham Forest’s English midfielder Ben Osborn, 24. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain and Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, says he left Manchester United this summer because there were “differences regarding the project and my importance within it”. (Express)


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