Gossip: Gotze to Spurs not Liverpool

Date published: Saturday 9th July 2016 10:44 - Sarah Winterburn

Now this is excellent. German publication Bild say that the lovable chubster Mario Gotze has told Bayern Munich that he has no intention of sitting on Bayern Munich’s bench next season so he is seeking exit from the Bundesliga champions. His two options – according to Bild – are a return to Borussia Dortmund (though that looks like no kind of option at all as the club themselves are said to be lukewarm on the idea) or a move to Tottenham. Wait a minute, you said Tottenham?

Yes, it seems that Gotze is of massive interest to Tottenham and they could interest him as they are now in the Champions League. Cue a lot of Liverpool fans claiming that they never wanted him anyway…


Arda Turan was rotten at Euro 2016 but, according to Spanish daily Sport, that has not put off a number of suitors for the Turkish attacking midfielder. The clubs they mention are Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Fenerbahce. Turan is nowhere close to being a favourite of Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, who gave him just a handful of starts despite Turan costing £34m, but it is thought that he wants to stay at Barcelona and fight for his place.

Friday’s Marca had claimed that Turan was available for a cut-price fee, which might suit Arsenal, especially with talk of Alexis Sanchez pushing for a move to Juventus.


Arsenal have rejected a string of enquiries for France striker Olivier Giroud…Real Madrid are ready to compete with Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba, 23, from Juventus for what could be a world record transfer fee…West Ham have rejected the chance to sign Robin van Persie – even though the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker was willing to take a huge pay cut to join them…Manchester City want to complete the signing of 20-year-old Schalke winger Leroy Sane swiftly now that the Germany international is out of Euro 2016…Borussia Dortmund have given Liverpool and Middlesbrough target Neven Subotic permission to talk to other clubs, with a fee of £4m expected for the 27-year-old defender…

…Striker Vincent Janssen was allowed to miss training and cleared his AZ Alkmaar locker on Friday as he waits to complete an £18.8m move to Tottenham Hotspur…Chelsea are determined not to give up on Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci – despiteManchester City’s willingness to offer up to £51m for him…West Ham have offered almost £20m for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini, according to Italian media…Crystal Palace have slapped a £28m price tag on winger Yannick Bolasie…Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits a deal for Manchester United’s Juan Mata is possible…West Brom have offered striker Saido Berahino a new four-year deal worth £10m in a bid to ward off interest from Stoke and Watford…Enner Valencia is keen on a potential move to Lazio, according to his agent…AC Milan star Carlos Bacca is on the verge of a £26m move to West Ham.

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