Gossip Columned – Episode 9

Have you heard the gossip?

10 minutes in return for what is making the back pages this morning – while it is fair to say that it is something of a bumper list

Up for discussion in this episode:

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, has agreed a deal to join Juventus in June. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, on loan. Morata has been linked with a move to Sevilla. (Goal)

Chelsea will report German champions Bayern Munich to Fifa if they find evidence of an illegal approach for their England Under-19 international winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18. (Mail)

Real Madrid are preparing to rival Manchester United by offering £90m for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 27. (Il Mattino, via Talksport)

United’s interest in Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 21, has faded since Jose Mourinho’s sacking. (ESPN)

Burnley have placed a £50m price tag on England defender James Tarkowski, 26, amid interest from Liverpool for a loan deal. (Sun)

Tottenham are keen on a move for Sampdoria’s Danish defender Joachim Andersen, 22, if Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 29, leaves the club. (Independent)

Manchester City want to bring in West Ham and Republic of Ireland midfielder Declan Rice, 19, as a long-term replacement for Brazil international Fernandinho, 33. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told England forward Marcus Rashford, 21, that he is the club’s number one striker. (Star)

Southampton’s Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 27, has agreed to rejoin Sampdoria for £11.7m. (Guardian)

Bournemouth are considering a loan move for Everton’s Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy. (Mail)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has promised 25-year-old midfielder Denis Suarez, an Arsenal target, that he can leave the Nou Camp. (Marca)

Unai Emery has given Arsenal approval to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 24, from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang this month. (Foot Mercato)

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