JOSE WANTS ALEXIS!
Wow. We have some bona fide transfer gossip from a bona fide journalist. Huzzah. The Sun’s Manchester United correspondent and massive Jose Mourinho fan Neil Custis is claiming – on the back page of the newspaper, no less – that United want to offer a £25m signing-on bonus to Arsenal’s want-away Chilean attacker so he will join for ‘free’ next summer.
Custis writes: ‘City tried to get Sanchez in the summer but had a final bid of £60m rejected. The Chile superstar, 28, wanted the switch to the Etihad but his advisers also sounded out United at the time.’
And of course, this is definitely not Custis doing the bidding of Mourinho’s minions by unsettling both Arsenal and Manchester City in one fell swoop. Oh no.
JESUS TO DOUBLE HIS MONEY
There is a theme this week. With Manchester City looking wonderful at the top of the Premier League, Manchester City are moving to tie down their players to more lucrative long-term contracts. Kevin De Bruyne is about to be bumped to more than £200,000 a week and Gabriel Jesus will double his money to £150,000 a week less than a year after arriving from Brazil.
The Daily Mirror also add that ‘he new contract could also include a release clause, in excess of £100m, like Neymar’s did at Barcelona, to afford City insurance if any of Europe’s elite clubs try to swoop for him’.
Jesus is 11/20 with BoyleSports to score anytime when City host Crystal Palace on Saturday, and 11/4 to score first.
AND THE REST
Barcelona failed with a £124m move for Atletico Madrid forward and Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann in the summer…Neymar has demanded the sale of Edinson Cavani after the two fell out…Tottenham are considering a January move for striker Cenk Tosun of Besiktas…Manchester United and Manchester City are among the clubs keen to sign Lazio striker Sergej Milinkovic-Savic…Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to move to West Ham in January.