Gossip: Pulisic, Jorginho, Bahlouli, Moyes

Date published: Wednesday 21st February 2018 8:19

PULISIC VS DORTMUND FOR PULISIC
We have previously heard that Liverpool would quite like to sign Christian Pulisic – and who wouldn’t – but Wednesday’s Daily Mail brings Chelsea to the party.

Simon Jones writes that Chelsea have made Pulisic a summer transfer target, with the club expecting bids for Eden Hazard and Willian.

Jones also mentions that Bayern Munich are definitely keen, and that Manchester United retain an interest while Liverpool have had a rejected bid. Talk about keeping your options open.

Apparently, Michy Batshuayi could still be useful to Chelsea, as he could be used as bait in the deal to sign Pulisic.

 

MAN UNITED WANT JORGINHO
To The Sun now, going there so you don’t have to. They report that the agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho has opened the door on a move to Manchester United. In fact, he’s done nothing of the sort, but Joao Santos did say that Napoli might sell him.

“I think we’ll discuss a renewal at the end of the season, as it’s not the moment to talk about that, because he still has a long contract.

“He wants to stay, although we’ll have to see if Napoli agree with that. If a player like Torreira arrives from Sampdoria, then that will require an important investment and Jorginho could be sacrificed to make way.

“I think they’d rather sell Jorginho than Amadou Diawara, who is younger.”

So ‘my client wants to stay’ and ‘the club might want to sell him’. It hardly screams ‘Jorginho is joining Manchester United’.

 

LIVERPOOL AFTER LYON TEENAGER
To France now, to call ourselves Jacques Richarde and sit in a French square drinking a cafe au lait, eating a croissant and thumbing through L’Equipe.

France Football report that Liverpool are interested in signing Lyon teenager Mohamed Bahlouli. The 17-year-old midfielder (he was born in the year 2000, for goodness sake) has been catching the eye in Lyon’s youth teams, and has apparently been scouted heavily by Liverpool.

It’s a short article, but the Google Translate version produces the phrase ‘come to tease the pond Rhone’, which is probably the best euphemism we’ve ever heard.

 

AND THE REST
Leo Ulloa wants a permanent return to Brighton… Swansea’s survival bid has been boosted by the news Alfie Mawson’s injury is not as bad as first feared… David Moyes has given further clues that he will be staying on as West Ham manager… QPR are checking on Chelsea youngster Isaac Christie-Davies.


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