The transfer window may be shut but that doesn’t stop the gossip!
Here’s the latest news and rumours from Friday’s newspapers and online…
Juventus and AC Milan are monitoring Aaron Ramsey’s contract discussions at Arsenal, with the midfielder able to move for free next summer. Arsenal have been unable to agree terms with the Welshman, which has alerted Serie A champions Juventus. Milan are also thought to be keeping a close eye on the situation, with outgoing Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis having agreed to join them later this year. (London Evening Standard)
Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, is set to meet Manchester United officials in November to discuss the midfielder’s future. The player’s relationship with José Mourinho reached an all-time low this week when he was stripped of the vice-captaincy and the pair were involved in a frosty exchange at the training ground on Wednesday. (Guardian)
Juventus are not planning a move for unsettled Manchester United star Paul Pogba. Pogba appears to be itching for a move away from Old Trafford after falling out with Jose Mourinho earlier this week. But Juve’s sporting director insists they are not going to try and take their former midfielder back. FULL STORY HERE.
Paul Allen, the American business magnate who owns the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks, wants to buy Chelsea. Roman Abramovich has owned Chelsea for 15 years and is believed to be contemplating the opportunity to cash in on his investment. (Daily Mirror)
Cesc Fabregas has appeared to concede that Chelsea will face a much tougher task to keep Eden Hazard next summer than they did this year, with the Belgium star in no rush to agree a new contract. (London Evening Standard)
West Ham United have made an improved contract offer to Declan Rice after the 19-year-old turned down a deal which could have been worth more than £40,000-a-week. Sources have suggested that the new offer will be the final one made to Rice following contract negotiations which have become increasingly frustrating for the Premier League club. (Daily Telegraph)
Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has signed a new contract at the Nou Camp which runs until 2023, increasing his buyout clause to 500m euros (£445m). (AS)
talkSPORT host Adrian Durham believes Aaron Ramsey has “every right” to demand the same wages Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil receives at the club. Ramsey looks poised to leave the Gunners for free at the end of the season after it emerged talks between the player and club regarding a new contract had broken down. FULL STORY HERE.
Tottenham and Arsenal target Benjamin Pavard has had an approach from Real Madrid. But his current club Stuttgart have rejected the move as they have done with all enquiries so far for the French ace. FULL STORY HERE.
Arsenal are interested in signing Porto captain Hector Herrera, according to reports. Herrera, the midfielder, has entered the final year of his contract at the Estadio do Dragao and has earned admiring glances from a host of Europe’s biggest teams. FULL STORY HERE.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offer almost £60million for Inter defender Milan Skriniar. Mourinho, the Portuguese, failed in his attempts to bring a new central defender to Old Trafford over the summer, despite plotting moves for the likes of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, the Leicester and England star. FULL STORY HERE.
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