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Gossip Columned – Episode 71

Gossip Columned – Episode 71

Have you heard today’s gossip?

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is weighing up a move to bring former Magpies striker Andy Carroll back to the club. The 30-year-old Englishman is a free agent after being released by West Ham in June. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham and Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen, 25, is set to complete a move to Mexican side Monterrey early next week. (Football London)

Spain’s David de Gea, 28, has agreed a new six-year contract with Manchester United which will make him the world’s highest-paid goalkeeper. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester City look set to win the race for Argentine midfielder Thiago Almada, currently playing for Velez Sarsfield in his home country. The Premier League champions are reportedly considering a £16m deal for the 18-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United have advanced discussions with Lille over a £70m deal for Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe. The 24-year-old has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton. (Sunday Times)

Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus and Italy forward Moise Kean, 19, and have made contact with his agent. (Mail on Sunday)

Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi says he could be forced to quit Arsenal if he loses his place to £80m-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. (Sun on Sunday)

Watford are in talks with French side Rennes over a potential deal for 21-year-old Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are interested in £30m-rated Burnley winger Dwight McNeil, but new boss Steve Bruce is only prepared to offer £15m for the 19-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa are set to complete the signing of Kasimpasa and Egypt forward Trezeguet, 24, in a deal worth an initial £8.75m. (Sunday Telegraph)

Crystal Palace have held talks with Liverpool over the potential transfer of 28-year-old right-back Nathaniel Clyne. The Eagles want the Englishman, who played on loan at Bournemouth last season, to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who joined Manchester United in June. (Mail on Sunday)

Saint-Etienne‘s French defender William Saliba, 18, will have a medical at Arsenal on Tuesday before a £28m move. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham will have to pay £67m if they are to sign Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 23, this summer. (Evening Standard)

Sheffield United and Aston Villa are both interested in signing Brentford striker Neal Maupay. The 22-year-old Frenchman is one of the Blades’ key targets this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham look set to fend off competition from Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund to sign Fulham’s England U21 forward Ryan Sessegnon. They are prepared to offer £25m for 19-year-old, as a potential replacement for PSG target Danny Rose. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham have offered England left-back Rose, 29, to Spanish champions Barcelona. (Sport – in Spanish)

However, Italian champions Juventus are also interested in signing the experienced defender. (Sunday Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are ready to put forward an improved bid for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, with the French champions reportedly offering a package worth an initial £30m for the Senegal star. (Sunday Express)

Celtic and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 22, has agreed personal terms with Arsenal. (Football Insider)

West Ham have been offered New York Red Bulls and USA centre-back Aaron Long. The 26-year-old has a £4m release clause in his contract. (Sky Sports)

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