Football Gossip & Transfer News For July 16, 2016


Chelsea will sign Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, for £30m over the weekend. They are also hopeful of signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, with Everton also interested in the Senegal international. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, is also likely to leave the Premier League champions after turning down the offer of a new contract. (Guardian)

Danny Drinkwater was expected to get an improved deal from Leicester but the 26-year-old midfielder says talks have not started.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United will complete the £105m signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, when the France international returns from holiday. (Sun)

The Football Association will approach Bournemouth in order to speak to their boss Eddie Howe, 38, over the current England manager vacancy.(Daily Star)

Dimitri Payet’s agent has denied the 29-year-old West Ham playmaker said that he would be “100%” staying with the Hammers. (Daily Express)

West Ham made former striker Carlos Tevez an offer of £150,000-a-week to return to the club but the 32-year-old will instead sign for Brazilian side Corinthians. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, has told the Blues he wants to rejoin Atletico Madrid but new boss Antonio Conte wants the Spain international to stay. (AS, in Spanish)

Liverpool have been linked with Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze but the 24-year-old is set to sign for former club Borussia Dortmund. (Bild via Daily Mirror)

However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Euro 2016 exploits of Wales and Iceland proved he does not need ‘big name’ signings to restore the club’s fortunes. (Daily Express)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering up the future of keeper Joe Hart, 29, as the club weighs up a move for PSV Eindhoven’s 25-year-old custodian Jeroen Zoet. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are considering a £20m move for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22. (Sun)

Atletico Nacional striker Marlos Moreno, 19, is joining Manchester City – according to the Colombia Olympic team’s boss Carlos Restrepo. (Gol Caracol, via ESPN)

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini says his side will not be able to sign midfielder Yaya Toure, 34, from former club Manchester City. (Sky Sport Italia, via Manchester Evening News)

Ligue 1 side Marseille are set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 30. (Birmingham Mail)

West Brom have offered Leicester City £9m for full-back Jeffrey Schlupp, 23.(Daily Telegraph)

Norwich are interested in signing Blackburn defender Grant Hanley, 24.(Daily Express)

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has said the Championship side could still keep midfielders Moussa Sissoko, 26, and Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, despite rumours linking both with moves to the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could be appointed manager of Belgium if he lowers his wage demands. (Sun)


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