FOOTBALL GOSSIP

 

 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is working on potential deals for three France internationals as he prepares for some major departures. Monaco’s 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, his 21-year-old team-mate Thomas Lemar and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, 26, are all targets. (Daily Telegraph)

 

 

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said the Gunners can have Lacazette if they sell them France striker Olivier Giroud in a player-plus-cash deal worth £60m. (Le10Sport, via Sun)

 

 

West Ham are also planning a move for 30-year-old Giroud, who has said he will not be happy with limited playing time next season. (London Evening Standard)

 

 

Everton’s signing of 23-year-old England Under-21 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland will kick off £150m of summer spending at Goodison Park. (Daily Mirror)

 

 

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is targeting Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Davy Klaassen, 24, Swansea’s 27-year-old Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson and Burnley and England centre-back Michael Keane, 24. (Daily Express)

 

 

West Brom have begun talks to sign former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, joining Aston Villa in the battle for the 36-year-old centre-back. (Sky Sports)

 

 

Villa’s rivals Birmingham City are increasingly hopeful of signing Terry. (Times – subscription required)

 

 

Manchester City are ready to reduce their £16m asking price for 29-year-old France midfielder Samir Nasri because of a lack of interest. (Sun)

 

 

Manchester United’s England defender Chris Smalling will be sold this summer, with West Ham, West Brom and Everton interested in the 27-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)

 

 

The Hammers will make an opening offer of £10m for Smalling, who has been at Old Trafford for seven years, although Manchester United want £15m for the former Fulham and Maidstone United player. (Daily Star)

 

 

Manchester City are hopeful Alexis Sanchez will not sign a contract extension at Arsenal, paving the way for the 28-year-old Chile forward to make a £50m move to Etihad Stadium. (Manchester Evening News)

 

 

Leicester have offered £16.5m for Hull defender Harry Maguire, with the 24-year-old valued at £20m by his club. (Daily Mail)

 

 

Chelsea are set to sign 35-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who has been released by Manchester City. (ESPN)

 

 

Newcastle want to sign 34-year-old Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina who is, according to his agent, keen on a return to the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

 

 

Liverpool have agreed to sell defender Andre Wisdom to Derby in a deal worth up to £4.5m. The 24-year-old former England Under-21 international has been on loan at Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, where he won a league and cup double. (Liverpool Echo)

 

 

Swansea have offered French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 31, to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in exchange for 33-year-old Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor. (Beinsport, via Wales Online)

 

 

Arsenal’s Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, is in talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce. (ESPN)

 

 

Newly promoted Huddersfield want to sign Derby forward Tom Ince, 25, for their debut season in the Premier League. (Sun)

 

 

Burnley are set to make a move for Hull’s Scotland defender Andrew Robertson, 23. (Daily Mirror)

 

 
The Daily Mirror claims Jordan Pickford’s move to Everton will be the start of a £150m spending spree
Meanwhile…

 

 

Roberto Carlos wore a body camera for a Real Madrid Legends game at the Bernabeu with some incredible results. (Real Madrid YouTube)

 

 

Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne faced some humiliation and taunting by team-mates when taking up the role of goalkeeper for a penalty in training. The ‘rabona’ effort caught the Belgium international somewhat off-guard.(Manchester City Instagram)

 

 

West Ham’s London Stadium and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium have been ranked as having the worst atmosphere in the Premier League.(London Evening Standard)

 

 

Liverpool are confident Dominic Solanke’s World Cup-winning exploits will not affect how much they will have to pay to sign the 19-year-old striker fro

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