Football Gossip, Transfers, Injuries, Betting Tips, And Much More

Posted: 2018-02-05T10:39:39Z Read: 12,818 times
Football Gossip, Transfers, Injuries, Betting Tips, And Much More

Liverpool could move for Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, if he rejects a new contract with the Gunners. (Sun)

Manchester United are monitoring Real Madrid's 23-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic. (AS, via Manchester Evening News)

England forward Marcus Rashford, 20, could leave Manchester United if they sign former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert's 18-year-old son Justin from Ajax in the summer. (Express)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to make any major attacking signings in the summer, saying he is "really happy" with the strength in depth in his squad. (Independent)

West Ham's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez, 29, says he will give "100%" dedication, despite wanting to leave the club in January. (West Ham official website)


Leicester winger Marc Albrighton has denied the Foxes players are angry with 26-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, who has been absent from training and missed two matches since a move to Manchester City failed to materialise. (Mail)

Ghana defender Daniel Opare, 27, who failed to secure a move to Leicester on transfer deadline day, has been told by FC Augsburg that the offer of a contract extension has been withdrawn and he can seek a new club "in the short term". (

Striker Olivier Giroud, 31, who could make his Chelsea debut at Watford on Monday, says he was encouraged to leave Arsenal by France boss Didier Deschamps. (Sun)

Brazilian forward Malcom, 20, wants to leave Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. He was a target for Tottenham and Arsenal in January. (London Evening Standard)

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Manchester United fans responded to Mourinho saying Old Trafford "is a bit quiet" by saying the "atmosphere is primarily dependent on the perceived relationship between fans and club - including the degree of supporter ownership and engagement". (Express)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane tweeted a graphic to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal and used a new #KeepitKane hashtag after his last-gasp penalty earned a point at Liverpool.

Former England striker Alan Shearer, the only man to reach 100 Premier League goals in fewer matches than Kane, sent his congratulations in a video tweet, joking: "What took you so long?"

Former England manager Steve McClaren is a contender to become the new Leeds manager after the club sacked Thomas Christiansen. (Mirror)

Referee Jon Moss was right to award Tottenham a late penalty - from which Spurs equalised - at Liverpool but the two assistants "were frankly poor and below the standard expected at Premier League level", according to former referees' chief Keith Hackett. (Telegraph)

Ex-Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg said there was "a suspicion of offside in the build-up" to the second penalty for Tottenham at Liverpooland that it "should not have been allowed". (Times - subscription required)

Graham Poll - another former referee - believes Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's challenge on Tottenham playmaker Erik Lamela was "clumsy" - and Spurs were rightly awarded a second penalty. (Mail)

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he "has no doubt" England are watching 21-year-old midfielder Lewis Cook. (Telegraph)

Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu, 23, says he would rather be playing in the Premier League than with Lionel Messi. Spain international Deulofeu joined the Hornets on loan from Barcelona in January. (Star)

A fundraising campaign has been started to raise the remaining £38,000 needed to complete a bronze statue honouring West Brom's 'Three Degrees' - Laurie Cunningham, Brendon Batson and the late Cyrille Regis. (Express and Star)

Midfielder Jack Colback, 28, says he was "treated more like a number than a human being" and shown no respect at Newcastle prior to his loan move to Nottingham Forest. (Express)

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater says Blues playmaker Eden Hazard and Manchester United legend Paul Scholes are the two best footballers he has played alongside. (Mirror)

Best of Sunday's gossip

Arsenal are expected to join the race to sign unsettled Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez, 26. (Daily Star Sunday)

Leicester manager Claude Puel says he is "not thinking" about Mahrez, who has not been seen by the club since his proposed move to Manchester Citycollapsed on transfer deadline day. (Mail on Sunday)

The Professional Footballers' Association has offered to help to resolve the situation between Algeria international Mahrez and Leicester. (Sun on Sunday)