Gossip: Depay, Lingard, Griezmann

Date published: Saturday 24th September 2016 11:33

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MILAN WANT DEPAY IN JANUARY
We’re starting in Italy, and those bastions of transfer rumour accuracy calciomercato.com. How did we ever find anything out about transfers before they came into our lives?

Anyway, they reckon that Memphis Depay could be moving to Milan in January for a fee of £24m, which does make a whole lot of sense. Depay’s time at Old Trafford has been rotten, Milan are suddenly flush with cash and a move to Serie A could reignite a career that has gone stale.

The only doubt is the same doubt we always have: Why has nobody at a proper newspaper or with Milan or Manchester United connections not got wind of this story?

 

LINGARD TO DOUBLE HIS MONEY AT UNITED
It’s not all bad, United fans. Your team might have lost three consecutive matches before the victory over Northampton, but Jesse Lingard is set to get a bumper new deal.

In fairness, Lingard’s contract has been on the cards for a while, but he’s set to earn £50,000 a week on a four-year deal.

The Sun had the story on Friday evening, and use a well-placed ‘United source’: “There has been talks between the club and Jesse’s representatives for a few weeks now. There has been no issues and the club lawyers are just in the process of completing all the paperwork.”

So there you go.

 

GRIEZMANN SAYS HE TURNED DOWN PSG
The headline says it all really, but can’t help thinking we got told this last month. Still, this time it’s from the horse’s mouth. In this analogy, the horse is Antoine Griezmann.

“Yes, but as it was during Euros I told my agent I did not want to listen,” Griezmann said.

“I told him: ‘I do not want you talking to me of Atletico or Paris – I want you to leave me in Clairefontaine.’

“But I know they were very interested. They are a big club that wants to become even bigger. I hope for them that they will get there.”

He’s definitely leaving next summer, isn’t he?

 

AND THE REST
There is no more. The vault is empty. The river has run dry. Now go outside and get some fresh air before the football starts and stop reading the words of idiots.

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