BERAHINO TO CHELSEA
A few months ago Chelsea were being strongly linked with a move for Antoine Griezmann; now it’s Saido Berahino. If ever you needed an indication of just how far the club has fallen during this dreadful run of form, there it is.
The news regarding Chelsea’s interest in the striker comes from the Daily Telegraph’s John Percy. If you were going to pick one person to trust on transfer rumours, it’s him.
Percy moots a £20m bid in January for the striker, whose form has been patchy at best; three goals in 669 Premier League minutes.
Chelsea have also been linked with Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara, by Gianluca Di Marzio, and Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder. It’s silly season.
ONE OF BALE OR RONALDO OUT THE DOOR
Another day, another story about players leaving Real Madrid. Yes, it’s those same two again.
ESPN report that Real are increasingly keen to sell one of their two biggest assets, with the pair not gelling together as much as the club would like. If they can get £80m for either of them you suspect they’d sell, leaving them free to further invest in the squad.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United are mentioned in passing regarding both players. We’re set for an awfully long nine months until the end of the next summer transfer window.
UNITED WANT ‘NEW AGUERO’
Gonzalez has been dubbed the ‘new Aguero’, although he looks more like Xherdan Shaqiri. If he’s anywhere near as good clubs should be falling over themselves to sign him. Roma, AC Milan and Juventus have also reportedly shown interest.
To be honest, this is a story we’ve heard before. In June the Daily Mail reported that United and Real Madrid were scouting Gonzalez, then just 15. There’s clearly some serious interest.
ARSENAL WANT IZZO
H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A
Fo’ shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down in VA
Was herbin’ em in the home of the Terrapins
Got it dirt cheap for them
Plus if they was short wit’ cheese I would work wit’ them
Boy and we…got rid of that dirt for them
Wasn’t born hustlers I was burpin’ em
Oh yeah, Arsenal are apparently interested in Genoa defender Armando Izzo. Might happen, might not.
AND THE REST
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is wanted by MLS outfit New England Revolution…Juventus are tracking Chelsea midfielder Oscar and Southampton forward Graziano Pelle…Hull City centre-back Curtis Davies is a £3million target for Bournemouth…Crystal Palace are ready to reward veteran defender Damien Delaney with a new deal…Southampton have made a £50,000 bid to sign 16-year-old Cheltenham winger Luke Thomas.