GRIEZMANN AND DOLBERG IN, SHAW OUT AT MAN UNITED
A busy day of Manchester United transfer rumours, that’s for sure.
– We’ll start with the guy that’s already there, in Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Sun says that United want him to stay for two more years and might give him a coaching role thereafter.
– Next is the Independent. Miguel Delaney writes that Antoine Griezmann is the club’s main summer transfer target, which is something plenty of outlets have reported. The more interesting line is that Jose Mourinho is losing faith in Luke Shaw, and that the left-back is almost certain to leave.
– Finally, the Manchester Evening News says that Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg is being tracked by United, Man City and Everton. He’s 19 and is scoring goals for fun, so you better bloody hope he’s being ‘tracked’.
CHELSEA’S SHORTLIST TO REPLACE COSTA
Well, you can go right here to read about that, you lucky fools.
PJANIC FOR SANCHEZ DEAL?
Interesting lines coming out of Italy now, if by interesting you mean ‘intriguing, but quite possibly b*llocks’.
Tuttosport believe that Juventus will offer Miralem Pjanic as part of a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, hoping to link him with Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain. They’re going to win 20 titles in a row, aren’t they?
Tuttosport say that Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta doesn’t want to include Pjanic in any deal, but is aware that Arsenal are big fans of the Bosnian. Unfortunately, Wenger says Sanchez won’t be sold before his contract is up.
SAKHO IS LEAVING LIVERPOOL, BUT TO WHERE?
Mamadou Sakho’s Liverpool career is over. Dead. Buried. Finished. Finito. Stop just saying words. On Monday the central defender was left out of the U23 team that faced Manchester United, which is evidence enough that you aren’t wanted.
Unfortunately, Liverpool are apparently demanding a £20m fee for Sakho’s services, which is a bit ridiculous. You’re paying him £105,000 a week, guys, and you’ll never play him again. Why not just get rid for £12m or £15m?
Anyway, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Swansea apparently want Sakho, but are presumably not prepared to pay £20m. And so the saga rumbles on.
AND THE REST
Netherlands winger Memphis Depay could complete his move from United to Lyon within the next 48 hours… England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes he has played his last game for Manchester City and expects to be sold once his loan spell at Torino ends in the summer… Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa wants to leave, with West Brom, Hull, Sunderland and Swansea interested… West Ham and Brentford have had a breakthrough in talks over the transfer of Scott Hogan… Watford are set to bid for Bournemouth’s Max Gradel… Birmingham City are set to sign Middlesbrough’s Emilio Nsue.