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Gossip Columned – Episode 65

Gossip Columned – Episode 65

Have you heard today’s gossip?

Manchester United have agreed an £80m deal with Leicester City that will make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in history. United will pay £60m for the 26-year-old England centre-back – who will have a medical on Monday – with a further £20m to follow in add-ons. (Sun)

Maguire has shown no sign of trying to force through a move from Leicester and the Foxes are confident he will be committed to the club if their asking price of more than £75m is not met. (Telegraph)

Leicester are set to replace Maguire with Brighton’s England defender Lewis Dunk, having agreed a £45m deal for the 27-year-old. (Sun)

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, has given his approval to a deal which would see him join former club Liverpool on a two-year loan deal with an option for the Reds to buy the Brazil international for £88m. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Celtic have rejected Arsenal’s latest bid – thought to be about £25m – for 22-year-old Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City believe Leroy Sane will snub Bayern Munich if the Bundesliga champions make an official bid for the 23-year-old Germany winger. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Arsenal have joined City in pursuing 36-year-old Brazil full-back Dani Alves, who is a free agent following his departure from Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have no proof to back up their claim Barcelona had an agreement in place with France forward Antoine Griezmann, 28, as early as March, according to Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu. (Goal)

AC Milan have joined fellow Italian club Roma in wanting to sign Fulham and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 27. (Express)

Arsenal target Everton, a 23-year-old Gremio and Brazil forward, says he has been made an offer but has refused to reveal the name of the club in question. (Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the club will keep their options open regarding recruiting a left-back as cover for Scotland international Andrew Robertson, 25, during the summer transfer window. (ESPN)

The Newcastle United job would represent the biggest challenge of Steve Bruce’s 21-year managerial career if he leaves Sheffield Wednesday to move to St James’ Park, says former Magpies winger Chris Waddle. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Liverpool’s English midfielder Herbie Kane is expected to complete a loan move to a Championship club this week. Brentford, Charlton Athletic and Hull City all want the 20-year-old, who played for Doncaster Rovers last season. (Goal)

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