Gossip: United weigh up pricey Hudson-Odoi and Koulibaly moves

Date published: Sunday 24th March 2019 10:10

WE DON’T WATCH ‘THE CHASE’ SO YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN JOKE HERE
Is there an English teenage winger Manchester United aren’t interested in? We had Jadon Sancho linked to them in yesterday’s gossip, and today it’s Callum Hudson-Odoi. What don’t we just throw Ryan Sessegnon and Arvin Appiah on the list too and be done with it?

In any case, apparently Manchester United had someone watching Friday night’s England game on ITV or something (they accidentally left it on after The Chase, and they must have spotted this young lad who reportedly plays for Chelsea. Isn’t it incredible how they go about unearthing these gems?

The Daily Mail report that United have “joined the chase” (you see how TV infects your brain?) for the 18-year-old, whose contract expires next summer and who was subject to multiple rejected bids from Bayern Munich in January.

However, with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place and Eden Hazard reportedly off to Real Madrid, the Blues would be loath to lose their man. So that might be that then.

 

THEY ACTUALLY DON’T LET YOU INTO THE WEBSITE OTHERWISE
Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with an Old Trafford move for quite some time – half of last year’s World Cup was shown on ITV, remember, so you know those scouts were watching.

The latest on that is that the Napoli and Senegal defender would reportedly cost United a nine-figure sum: Calcio Mercato say that Gazzetta dello Sport place that amount at around €150m, but we’ve nipped outside to the local street cafe to have a quick scour of the Gazzetta website and can’t find anything of the sort.

 

HE’LL HAVE TO CHANGE HIS NAME TO MANCHESTER SKRINIAR (WE ARE DEFINITELY THE FIRST TO NOTICE THAT ABOUT HIS FIRST NAME)
Sticking with the theme, AS reckon that Manchester City are still keen on confusingly-named Inter defender Milan Skriniar, with his agent claiming that City had a bid of €55m rejected last summer.

That valuation has now skyrocketed to €100m, but do bear in mind it’s his agent saying that. I mean, you should be taking everything in here with a big old pinch of salt, really. That’s why we call it ‘gossip’ and not facts. And you just lap it up, don’t you, especially on international weeks. This is how you get your sweet succour. Go outside, it’s spring and it’s lovely out. See you at the local street cafe.

 

AND THE REST
Manchester United’s campaign to sign every young player in the world continues as they are linked to Norwich defender Ben Godfrey… also those same three Portuguese lads who it feels like have been part of “and the rest” for years now: Ruben Dias, Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes… Spurs want Diogo Jota and Jack Grealish… Salomon Rondon may head to Everton if Newcastle continue to drag their heels about making him permanent.

 

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