This might be the worst gossip column in living memory. We have Chelsea wanting Jose Gaya, Man United eyeing Ennis and a true price for Memphis Depay…
CHELSEA AND CITY WANT GAYA
We’re embarrassed that desperation is seeing us turn to Fichajes.net – the Metro’s Spanish cousin – but desperate times call for desperate gossip about Spanish left-backs that we first encountered roughly 17 seconds ago. Jose Gaya is the man and he is a 20-year-old left-back who is apparently on the radars of both Chelsea and Manchester City (and Real Madrid).
According to the algorithms at transfermarkt.com, Gaya is worth £14m, which is rather a lot for a player yet to be capped by his country. He has recently signed a new Valencia contract, mind.
MAN UNITED EYE ENNIS
Not Jessica Ennis, unfortunately, but Niall Ennis, a 16-year-old at Wolves.
Ennis, who made his debut for Wolves’ Under-21 team as a 15-year-old last season, is said to have attracted the attention of a number of top Premier League sides after impressing for club and country in recent months.
The likes of Manchester City and Chelsea are reported to have been tracking a player that scored his first goal for England Under-17s earlier this month, but United are apparently set to make an offer in excess of £1million to win the race.
DEPAY: ONLY COST £19M
There seems to be an awful lot of this about at the moment: People claiming that players didn’t actually cost as much as we thought.
The latest is about Memphis Depay, with PSV apparently announding on Spanish TV that the winger cost £19m rather than the £27m previously thought. Agent Vincent Rodriguez was the man who brought us this ‘news’.
Schweinsteiger = 6.5m Memphis = 19m Martial = 25m The English media do like to twist things.
— Vincent Rodriguez (@VRodriguezlaw) September 15, 2015
AND THE REST
Bournemouth are close to agreeing a deal for midfielder Alessandro Cannataro, 20, who is a free agent after leaving Inter Milan in the summer…Swansea have been linked with the January signings of Hull winger Ahmed Elmohamady and Leeds full-back Sam Byram…Swans striker Michu, 29, is considering retirement because of a long-standing ankle problem…Championship side Wolves are considering a loan move for Crystal Palace striker Frazier Campbell.