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Gossip Columned – Episode 80

Gossip Columned – Episode 80

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is losing patience with the club and the England centre-back wants the Foxes to push through his move to Manchester United. (Mail)

United are willing to pay as much as £70m for 26-year-old Maguire – but not the £90m Leicester want. (Mirror)

Arsenal’s £72m deal for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe will involve the Gunners paying £20m up front for the 22-year-old Ivory Coast international and the other £52m in instalments within five years. (Mail)

Neymar’s Paris St-Germain team-mate Marco Verratti says the club must sell the 27-year-old Brazil forward if he is unhappy at the Parc des Princes, despite coach Thomas Tuchel’s desire to keep the player. (Express)

Real Madrid have told 28-year-old Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez he will be staying at the Bernabeu. (AS – in Spanish)

Juventus have confirmed there have been offers for 25-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham. (Mirror)

Arsenal have received an enquiry from Monaco about the availability Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, 27. (L’Equipe, via Mirror)

Lazio president Claudio Lotito says he is open to the idea of selling 24-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – a United target – if the right offer is made. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are set to make a £5m bid for Newcastle United and Republic of Ireland centre-back Ciaran Clark, 29. (Sun)

Magpies manager Steve Bruce does not believe the club’s fans will boycott the first match of the season against Arsenal. (Talksport)

Everton are considering moves for Southampton and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 25, and Chelsea’s England Under-21 defender Fikayo Tomori, 21. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid have received offers from Roma and Monaco for Dominican Republic forward Mariano, 25. (AS – in Spanish)

Real’s Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois, 27, is doubtful for the start of the La Liga season after sustaining a sprained ankle. (Evening Standard)

Former Germany striker Jurgen Klinsmann is in talks with VfB Stuttgart to become the club’s first chief executive. (Bild – in German)

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