Raheem Sterling had a square go with Joe Gomez in England training, you say?
Pfft…not interested in that.
New Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has defended his relationship with people who criticise his teammates and boss for money?
Six Premier League sides are interested in a streaky Ligue 1 striker?
Now, you’re talking my language! Here’s today’s #gossip
Gordon (Transfer Talk) Is Alive!
Borussia Dortmund are ‘hot on the heels’ of 18-year-old Everton forward Anthony Gordon, according to Football Insider.
With the Toffees struggling to sign a centre forward who can actually, y’know, score goals in recent seasons, they have seemingly created their own in Gordon, who is the club’s next big academy prospect it seems.
The Liverpool-born England Under-19 made his senior Everton debut in the 2017/18 Europa League glamour tie against Apollon Limassol, but has otherwise spent his nascent career thus far banging them in for the youth sides and is tipped for an imminent breakthrough.
His potential, according to Football Insider’s
Premier League Clubs Looking to Metz Spend
Arsenal and Spurs Linked With Napoli Star
Leeds Ready to Move on Middlesbrough Defender
Anyway, Ayala has, the report says, ‘long been of interest’ to Leeds, with Bielsa’s promotion pushers ‘expected’ to make a bid for the 29-year-old former Liverpool youth-teamer in January.
Middlesbrough, currently third from bottom in the Championship, obviously do not want to sell but may have to accept an exit for one of their higher earners due to their precarious financial position.
Fulham and Stoke are also credited with an interest in the Spaniard, who made the Championship Team of the Year in 2016.
Striker Shopping for Simeone
And finally, Atletico Madrid are on the hunt for a shiny new number nine despite having Alvaro Morata, Diego Costa and Joao Felix at their disposal.
AS say that Diego Simeone knows Costa has seen better days, Felix is ostensibly not an out-and-out striker (and is also a child), leaving Morata as the only reliable source of goals – a situation which is iffy.
Atleti ‘have not forgotten’ about Valencia’s Rodrigo, AS say, after coming close to signing the Brazil-born Spain international in the summer.
The report leaves it open as to whether Atletico will actually go for Rodrigo in January (‘we will see’) but it is made plain that the club will try to ‘improve its workforce’ once the market re-opens.