After celebrating my A-Level Results on Thursday night, it is fair to say that perhaps yesterday’s issue was not the best set of gossip debunking. Hopefully this one stands you in good stead for the weekend ahead
Gossip in standard font, my thoughts are in bold
West Ham are becoming frustrated in their attempts to sign 25-year-old Portugal midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, with the clubs £5.5m apart in their valuations. (Telegraph) In all fairness what is £5.5m for a Premier League club, on West Ham’s display last Sunday they would be better off paying the extra money.
Manchester City have been told they must pay at least £30m to sign West Brom’s 29-year-old Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans. (Times – subscription required) At somewhere around £20m it looked a relatively smart move. At nearer £30m you have to start asking questions really.
Paris St-Germain will not entertain the possibility of selling Germany winger Julian Draxler, 23, this summer. (ESPN FC) Bad news for anyone hoping to sign the German international this summer.
Chelsea are targeting 30-year-old Inter Milan and Italy winger Antonio Candreva, with the Serie A club prepared to sell for £25m. (Mirror) This has been a link that has repeatedly surfaced, £25m for a 30 year old, then again money is no real object to Chelsea
Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth, 19, from Estudiantes, for a fee of around £9m. (Guardian) The Foyth Signs saga takes an additional twist
Burnley are set to sign 25-year-old Leeds striker Chris Wood in a £15m deal after their first offer was rejected. (Mirror) Is Chris Wood set to get his “dream move” to Burnley?
Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says he still wants to sign 33-year-old former England winger Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough, but negotiations are proving difficult. (Talksport) Triffic
Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane, 30, has been offered a three-year deal by Turkish side Osmanlispor. (L’Equipe via Leicester Mercury) But will he sign it?….