YOU KANTE BE SERIOUS
To say there is barely any transfer rumours knocking about this Saturday is an understatement, but we’ve perused the web to sate your bloodthirsty appetite, you fiends.
On our travels of the internet, we stumbled upon a story in Le10 Sport magazine. They claim that Real Madrid are after N’Golo Kante this summer, which will do wonders for his constant comparisons with Claude Makelele. Kante will presumably end up as Swansea’s assistant manager at some point.
Anyway, the claim is that Real have made Chelsea aware of their intentions to sign Kante; he is one of their ‘main transfer targets’. The Blues, obviously, have told them to f*** off in the kindest possible terms.
But Le10 add that a bid ranging from £42.8m to £51.3m would have to be accepted by Chelsea due to Financial Fair Play rules.
First off, we completely forgot FFP was a thing. Secondly, that is surely utter bull. Thirdly, Real quite like that Casemiro fella. But still, it’s a lovely story.
Now for a story that will leave most of the British press with raging erections: Tottenham want to sign Oguzhan Ozyakup.
Why would anyone care, you ask. Well, Ozyakup came through Arsenal’s youth team, so just imagine the bloody headlines.
Anyway, Turkish newspaper HaberTurk claim that an offer of around £10m could be submitted by Spurs for the Besiktas midfielder. He is a player Mauricio Pochettino ‘likes very much’.
Tottenham now join Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Stoke and West Ham as Premier League clubs who have been linked to the 24-year-old in the past few months. Impressive.
We finish with sad news: Olivier Giroud might be leaving Arsenal.
We might not think he’s good enough to start for a club with aspirations of winning the Premier League title, but we would be sad to see him go to Marseille, as France Football report.
The claim is that Marseille manager Rudi Garcia has already contacted the Arsenal striker, with Giroud considering a priority target for the Ligue Un club.