SANCHEZ TO PSG IN JANUARY…
Bizarrely, Alexis Sanchez may be slightly more interested in joining PSG than Everton, with Spanish gossip-mongers El Gol Digital claiming that ‘Alexis Sánchez “blocks” his signing for a major English club after knowing the white check he will receive in France’ (and we really don’t think they mean the Toffees).
They claim that Manchester City’s decision not to try and sign the Chilean in January will mean that PSG will move in the winter transfer window and pay £26.5m for Sanchez. We are not sure why that is being sold as Alexis Sanchez ‘blocking’ anybody but it is Monday and we are desperate for gossip. Any kind of gossip. Do you know any?
…AND COUTINHO TO PSG NEXT SUMMER
Now we have been told that Phillipe Coutinho is not interested in PSG but Telefoot claim that the French club has indeed made the Brazilian their priority for next summer, though they do acknowledge that the player himself would prefer to join Barcelona. They are hoping that Neymar can persuade him to head to Paris instead.
Their January priorities, according to Telefoot, are not another forward like Sanchez, but Inter midfielder Joao Mario and Fluminense midfielder Wendel. Lucas Moura or Javier Pastore could leave to make room for that pair in the PSG squad.
GUARDIOLA TARGETS THREE SPANIARDS
This comes from Don Balon but we did tell you that we were desperate today. So who are these three players who Guardiola is targeting? Well they are 28-year-old Valencia central midfielder Dani Parejo (presumably seen as back-up to Fernandinho), his left-back teammate Jose Gaya (we know Manchester City need a left-back) and Sevilla winger Pablo Serabia (honestly cannot see why they would possibly need another winger).
AND THE REST
Are you joking?