Monday Morning Football Gossip


Manchester United have submitted an increased bid of £92m for midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, but Juventus are seeking an additional 10m euros.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, remains a target for his old club Atletico Madrid with the Blues wanting Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, 23, as his replacement.

Juventus are lining up a move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, as a replacement for Manchester United-bound Paul Pogba. 

Liverpool will make a final bid of around £8m to secure the signing of Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell, 19.

Stoke are preparing a club-record bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, after their initial offer of £20m was rejected.

Winger Nolito, 29, moved to Manchester City instead of returning to his former club Barcelona because he wanted to work with City boss Pep Guardiola again.

Raphael Varane says he is not set for a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United after the defender, 23, insisted that he will be staying at Real Madrid this season.

New Liverpool signing Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, says manager Jurgen Klopp persuaded him to join the Reds, rather than Tottenham or Merseyside rivals Everton.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wants to buy a new central defender this summer.

New Sunderland manager David Moyes will contact former club Manchester United over a possible loan move for winger Adnan Januzaj, 21.

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Stoke City are set to secure the £13m signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, after Swansea City failed to match their bid. 

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has taken experienced former Sunderland and Stoke centre-back Danny Collins, 35, on trial following the defender’s departure from Rotherham.

Sam Allardyce’s first match in charge of England will be a friendly against Croatia at Wembley on 1 September.

Hull City will interview former Wigan Athletic and Everton boss Roberto Martinez, 43, for their vacant manager’s position after Steve Bruce’s departure.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins admits that the club is targeting a minimum of three signings – with two of those set to be strikers. 

A Chelsea fan believes his club is set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez after claiming he saw the forward’s new Chelsea shirt up for sale on a sports brand website.

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial reportedly unfollowed his own club on social media after they gave his number nine shirt to new signing Zlatan Irbrahimovic.

In a social media interview conducted by team-mate Ashley Young, England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he plans to move into management when he ends his playing career, and might give Young a job. 

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