Thursday’s gossip column

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Thursday’s gossip column


Football gossip

Manchester Cityhave entered the race forBayern Munich’sSpanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and are believed to be offering more thanLiverpoolfor the 29-year-old.(SportBild – via Star)external-link

Manchester Unitedhave put the rest of their transfer business on hold while they try to signBorussia Dortmundand England winger Jadon Sancho, 20.(Mirror)external-link

Juventushave approachedArsenalover a possible transfer for French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29.(CalcioMercato – in Italian)external-link

Watfordare ready to demand a club record fee of over £40m for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, amid interest fromLiverpooland clubs around Europe.(Evening Standard)external-link

Sarr has told media in his homeland that “everyone would love” to play forLiverpool.(Sans Limites – via Goal)external-link

Romacould swap 23-year-old Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara forArsenal’sUruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24.(Gazzetta dello Sport – via Mail)external-link

Valenciahave alerted Premier League clubs by putting all but one of their players up for sale in a bid to balance the books.(Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Jack Grealish will hold crunch talks withAston Villachief executive Christian Purslow on his return from holiday, withManchester Unitedstill interested in the 24-year-old midfielder(Mirror)external-link

Benficaare leading the race to sign formerTottenhamdefender Jan Vertonghen and the 33-year-old Belgium international could be joined at the club by formerParis St-Germainstriker Edinson Cavani, 33.(Sun)external-link

Lyonsporting director Juninho has revealed that midfielder Houssem Aouar could leave the French club this summer withArsenal, Manchester CityandJuventusall monitoring the 22-year-old Frenchman.(Mail)external-link

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, is expectingManchester Unitedto open contract talks once their Europa League campaign concludes.(Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenalare really keen to land Sporting Lisbon 17-year-old Joelson Fernandes. The forward has been dubbed ‘the new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and the Gunners could look to offer cash plus players for his signature.(Mirror)external-link

West Bromwich AlbionandFulhamare in the running to sign Peterborough’s English striker Ivan Toney, 24.(Football Insider)external-link

Napoliare closing in on the £22m signing of Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes, and are believed to have agreed personal terms for the 22-year-oldLilledefender, which could enableManchester Cityto prise Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, from the Italian club.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Tottenhamare set to allow 19-year-old English midfielders Oliver Skipp and Jamie Bowden to leave on loan after signing Dane Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 25, fromSouthampton.(Football Insider)external-link

Atletico Madridhave madeEibar’sSerbian Marko Dmitrovic, 28, their top goalkeeping target in the transfer window, to provide back-up forChelsea-linked Slovenian Jan Oblak, 27.(Goal)external-link

Leicester Cityare one of a number of clubs linked with a move forBournemouth’s23-year-old winger David Brooks – but new Cherries boss Jason Tindall insists there will be no “fire sale” of the club’s star players.(Leicester Mercury)external-link

Velez Sarsfieldare interested inSouthampton’sArgentine forward Guido Carrillo, 29.(TyC Sports – via Daily Echo)external-link

Manchester UnitedUnder-23s manager Neil Wood has strongly suggested France U-17 midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 17, will remain a part of the youth set-up next season rather than step up to the first team.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Thursdays Guardian focuses on Paris St-Germain's win over Atalanta
Thursdays Guardian focuses on Paris St-Germain’s win over Atalanta

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