Gossip: Man United to replace Rooney with Dembele

Date published: Sunday 26th February 2017 6:06

Would you like a juicy Sunday transfer exclusive? Of course you bloody would. We start with the news that Manchester United will rival Chelsea for the signing of Celtic striker Moussa Dembele this summer.

The Daily Star claim that Antoine Griezmann is United’s top striker target, but Dembele is being ‘tracked’ as a potential signing.

Dembele, scorer of 29 goals this season, is being targeted as ‘Wayne Rooney’s replacement’. It’s like trading in your old, broken-down car for a Ferrari. Or a potential Ferrari anyway. But that completely f**ks up the analogy. Shut up.


Staying in Manchester, the Daily Mirror claim both United and City want AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

With Jose Mourinho ‘fearing’ that David de Gea will leave some time soon, and Pep Guardiola wanting a goalkeeper who can save shots and all sorts, Italian Donnarumma could be in demand.

Donnarumma has made 55 Serie A appearances, keeping 18 clean sheets. He only turned 18 on Saturday. He’s a bit good.


First, the bad news. Or the bad news for Everton fans at least: You won’t be signing Virgil van Dijk.

According to the Daily Mirror, Ronald Koeman has conceded defeat in his quest to sign the Southampton centre-half. The Premier League’s elite all want the Dutchman, so Everton’s chances are slim.

Now, the good news. The manager will now turn his attentions to Michael Keane, he of Burnley. The 24-year-old could cost up to £20million, but Koeman wants him.


Inter Milan haven’t given up on signing James Rodriguez…Monaco have valued Kylian Mbappe at £51m, following interest from Arsenal and Tottenham…Barcelona’s hopes of signing Isco from Real Madrid will be dashed by a clause in the player’s contract that states he cannot leave the Bernabeu to move to the Camp Nou…Chelsea hope to beat AC Milan to the signing of Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio and will also reject Borussia Monchengladbach’s advances for Andreas Christensen.

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