The Stay Away Gossip

Arsenal join Sanchez race, Kompany going nowhere, £40million now the price for Shaw (!) and Slimani interesting Hammers...

Last Updated: 24/06/14 at 13:57 Post Comment

Latest Articles

The Discovery Gossip

4 comments

Liverpool in for Andre Ayew, United want Torino's Matteo Darmian (over Alves?), the race is on for Sami Khedira...

The Sunday Gossip

1 comments

Arsenal eye £6.4m deal for Brozovic, Sterling to sign new contract at Liverpool, Toon want Carroll return and...


ARSENAL STEP UP SANCHEZ CHASE
In the style of James Richardson, We have gathered in a piazza with a cappuccino to bring you the latest rumours from Italy, and they may well excite Arsenal supporters.

Sky Sports Italia are reporting that Arsene Wenger has joined the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, with all signs pointing to his probable exit from the Camp Nou this summer.

The Italian angle is that Juventus would also like to sign the Chilean forward, but with a price tag of £30million set to be too steep for the Old Lady, Arsenal may be able to nip in the queue. Pushers.


KOMPANY GOING NOWHERE
We never really thought that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany would be leaving the club this summer, and comments from the Belgian very much confirm such expectations.

Kompany still has four years remaining on his deal at the Etihad, and has reiterated his commitment to staying at the club.

"I have a current contract with Manchester City, I am very comfortable," he told Mundo Deportivo.

"We have won the Premier League, we have a serious and attractive project. It is not in my plans to leave the team."

So there you go.


SHAW PRICE KEEPS ON RISING
Only this morning we were aiming to stop our eyes watering after hearing that Manchester United could pay as much as £34million for Luke Shaw, but now the Daily Star have taken things one stage further in typical fashion.

They claim that Southampton have now increased the fee they will demand for Shaw to £40million, which would make him the second most expensive defender and most expensive Englishman in football history.

Such are the principles of supply and demand, but with that sort of fee mooted, would it not be better to give Evra another season as first-choice and buy from abroad next year? Daley Blind, perhaps?


WEST HAM IN FOR SLIMANI
Nothing like the World Cup to generate a dose of 2 + 2 gossip, and SHOUTsport were clearly watching Algeria v South Korea on Sunday evening.

The paper claim that Sam Allardyce is interested in bringing Islam Slimani in to boost his striking options. We hope he has run it past his forward coach and club owners David Gold and David Sullivan, who recently admitted that they were looking for greater control over transfers.

Slimani was largely used a substitute last season by Sporting Lisbon, but still managed to score eight league goals in Portugal. It is thought that a bid just shy of £2million may be enough to buy the striker.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Transfer Rumours

Transfer Centre

Footer 365

Government reveal plans aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs

The Government has revealed plans to establish a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Louis van Gaal felt individual errors spoiled a good display from Manchester United in draw at West Brom

Louis van Gaal felt that Manchester United produced their 'best match of the season', despite the 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Premier League: QPR forward Adel Taarabt criticises Harry Redknapp over claims he is unfit

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Mail Box

Reimbursing Fans? How Patronising...

It's something of a return to form for the mailbox with mails on Southampton (Liverpool fans are cynical), the gorgeous Graziano Pelle, Arsenal, Spurs and more...

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property