Gossip: Rodgers to spend worst ‘war chest’ ever on Wilson

Date published: Thursday 28th February 2019 8:52

JUST DON’T LET HIM SPEND THE LOT ON JOE ALLEN AND FABIO BORINI

Brendan Rodgers will receive up to £200m as a transfer kitty at Leicester, according to The Sun.

Bizarrely, that number applies to the duration of Rodgers’ three-year contract, even though they have spent much more than £200m over the last three years. We know they’re unlikely to get another Champions League windfall but there’s a new, bigger TV deal starting soon. It would hardly be a war chest, but yes, those words do appear in the article.

Regardless, Callum Wilson will be his main target, with the 27-year-old Bournemouth striker rated at £40m. We’re sure fans of Wilson’s former club Coventry – his hometown side – would be delighted with that move.

 

COMMITTING TO THAT NEW CONTRACT ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS SLOWLY THAN HE COMMITS TO CROSSES

In direct contradiction to yesterday’s claims, the Daily Mail are now reporting that David De Gea is almost ready to sign his new deal at Manchester United.

The numbers are still the same – just the £350,000 per week – so either he’s had a change of heart or the whole thing was just overblown nonsense. We feel so used.

 

LEAFY CHESHIRE COUNTS AS MANCHESTER, RIGHT?

Gareth Bale is looking at houses in Manchester, according to DiarioGol, and he apparently wants to buy one of them, rather than merely admiring their architectural splendour.

Yes, it’s the latest installment of Bale and United’s Ross and Rachel will they/won’t they. We know that reference seems incredibly dated but didn’t wasn’t back when this all bloody started.

“The mess the Welshman has in the white club is one of the fat ones,” according to Google translate. We’ve got a few fat white messes in the office ourselves.

 

AND THE REST

Chelsea’s social media team forgot the club can’t sign anyone thanks to their transfer ban…Manchester City are keen on Benfica striker Luka Jovic…Chelsea are one of several Premier League teams who want Josip Vukovic…David Hockaday says he tried to sign Virgil Van Dijk for Leeds but Massimo Cellino put the kibosh on it…Real Madrid want Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico to replace Marcelo, who looks Juventus-bound.

 

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