Gossip: Carrick, Sanchez, Meunier, Markovic

Date published: Sunday 29th October 2017 10:44

EVERTON INTERESTED IN SANCHEZ
Er, yeah. Having been told that Manchester City have cooled their interest in signing Alexis Sanchez in January, it is now mentioned that there is another Premier League club that hopes to sign him. No, not them. Or them. Or them. No, not them either.

It’s Everton. The Sun on Sunday say that Farhad Moshiri is keen to make a move for Sanchez, o we’re here to tell him not to both wasting his breath and energy. Why in shuddering arse would Sanchez move to Everton?

The paper say that Moshiri would bankroll a £30m bid, and point out that he did land Wayne Rooney from Manchester United. We’re pointing out that bringing back a former player who is over the hill on massive money is a little different to persuading one of Europe’s best players to join your struggling club. Sorry.

 

CARRICK OFF TO THE MIDLANDS, BUT MEUNIER IN
We picked Michael Carrick in our top ten players who stayed at their clubs and we didn’t know why, and it looks like Carrick read that list and got very upset indeed. By Sunday, rumours link him with a move away from Old Trafford in January.

The Sunday Mirror say that Leicester City, West Brom and Aston Villa all want Carrick, and there is something inevitable about Villa paying him £80,000 a week in the Championship, joining their expensive band of ex-Premier League brothers.

There is also news of a play potentially coming into Old Trafford. The Sunday Express say that United will try and sign Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain, after the Belgian was pushed down the pecking order after the arrival of Dani Alves. He has started the same number of league games as Alves, to be fair.

 

WATFORD WANT MARKOVIC
Oh Lazar Markovic, how easy it was to forget you. The Serbian came to England with a lofty reputation and made us dare to dream that he would be brilliant, but it really has gone very badly indeed. Jurgen Klopp spoke regularly about trying to sell Markovic in the summer, but no deal occurred.

Now, Marco Silva and Watford might be ready to save Markovic from his Anfield mess. Markovic has already played under Silva at Sporting CP, and a deal was touted in the summer. Signing him on a cut-price permanent deal would make a lot of sense. He is only 23, after all.

 

AND THE REST
Tottenham have renewed their interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes… Kevin de Bruyne will soon become the highest-paid player in Manchester City’s history… Sheffield Wednesday are tracking Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo… Liverpool target Zeca is ready to take his current club Santos to court.

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