Gossip column: Cavani, Ronaldo, Ramos, Sterling, Austin, Delph

Tuesday 14th July , 2015 9:07 am

Paris St-Germain’s Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani, 28, is the “prime target” to replace Robin van Persie at Manchester United.(Talksport) 

Manchester City will attempt to push their summer spending towards the £100m mark this week by securing the signing of Wolfsburg’s 24-year-old Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. (Daily Telegraph) 

Ajax are in discussions with Arsenal about a season-long loan move for 22-year-old French striker Yaya Sanogo. (Daily Mail) 

The arrival of Raheem Sterling at Manchester City is set to speed up the sales of Edin Dzeko, 29, and Stevan Jovetic, 25, to Roma and Inter Milan respectively. (Manchester Evening News) 

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 30, says he rejected the advances of Inter Milan before committing his long-term future to the Reds. (Liverpool Echo) 

Tottenham are targeting £9m-rated Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 21, to play alongside Harry Kane next season.(Daily Mirror) 

Manchester United may have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of defender Sergio Ramos, 29, after the Real Madrid president suggested the Spain international is a player who cannot leave. (Marca) 

Chilean midfielder Gary Medel, 27, formerly of Cardiff City, is set to sign for Liverpool this summer from Italian side Inter Milan.(Metro) 

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards says he is not the reason Fabian Delph, 25, decided against moving to Manuel Pellegrini’s side. (ITV) 

Carl Jenkinson has agreed a new five-year deal at Arsenal, but the 23-year-old defender will rejoin West Ham United on loan. (Daily Telegraph) 

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is hoping for news on strikers but will not confirm whether he is trying to sign QPR’s 26-year-old striker Charlie Austin. (Chronicle) 

Watford are concerned that the £5.5m deal to sign Tottenham’s French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, 24, could fall through. (London Evening Standard) 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil, 26, is not for sale this summer and expects the German to play an important role this season.(London Evening Standard) 

Best of social media

People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons – to remind them of someone or something, perhaps, or because they simply like the design. However, can you think of a reason why someone would want one of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sitting on a dog? Nope, we can’t either, but someone went and got one anyway… (Daily Mirror) 

A tattoo of a bespectacled Arsene Wenger sitting on a dog.

A tattoo of a bespectacled Arsene Wenger sitting on a dog.


Manchester United’s new signings Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger looked to be quickly settling into their new surroundings as their team-mate Juan Mata snapped a selfie with them on a plane en route to their tour of the United States. (Juan Mata on Twitter)  

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has called for Louis van Gaal’s side to re-sign Real Madrid’s 30-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo, writing on Twitter:   “What about tempting this guy to come back?!”

Inspired by Wimbledon? Stoke City tweeted  a picture of some members of their first team enjoying a game of ‘football tennis’.


Stoke City players enjoying pre-season training with a difference

And finally

Asmir Begovic was accused on Twitter of “basically retiring” after completing his move to Chelsea – with many expecting him to stay on the bench at Stamford Bridge. (Metro) 

Robin van Persie’s departure to Fenerbahce reduced a four-year-old Manchester United fan to tears, but he could be set to meet his idol after sympathetic fans raised more than £500 to help fund his flight to Turkey.(Daily Mail) 



Source: BBC