Football Gossip & Transfer News For July 7, 2016


Manchester United are set to offer Juventus £100m to buy back midfielder Paul Pogba, 23. (Daily Mirror)

Everton defender John Stones, 22, has told the club he wants to join Manchester City. The Toffees want £50m for the England international. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are also considering a £51m bid for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29. (The Guardian)

Middlesbrough are considering a move for Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie, 32. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle have told Tottenham they must pay £25m if they wish to sign forward Georginio Wijnaldum, 26. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says the club were priced out of a move for Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez, 32, after they offered him £150,000 a week but he asked for £250,000 a week to return to his first English side next season.(Daily Mail)

The Hammers are looking to hijack Crystal Palace’s move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25. (The Sun)

Another Liverpool player possibly on the move is winger Jordon Ibe, 20, after Bournemouth submitted a £15m bid. (The Sun)The Times

Wolves are interested in former Manchester United forward Nick Powell, 22. (Express and Star)

Leeds United are interested in former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, 35. Osman is a free agent after being released by the Toffees this summer. (The Express)

West Ham are set to sign Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore, 25, on a season-long loan deal. (Evening Standard)

Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 31, is hopeful of being reunited with former Italy boss Antonio Conte at Chelsea. He spent last season on loan at Bologna. (The Express)

Birmingham City are considering a move for out-of-contract full-back Kieran Richardson, 31, who was released by Aston Villa earlier this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Juventus are ready to make Chelsea a £17m offer for midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27. (Daily Mirror)

Germany boss Joachim Low confirmed on Wednesday that midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger would be fit to captain the side in their semi-final against France on Thursday, while the Manchester United man has posted a picture on Twitter of him looking ready for action.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Schweinsteiger has been doubtful for the game with a knee injury

Schweinsteiger could find himself coming up against Old Trafford colleague Anthony Martial in Marseille on Thursday. The France forward tweeted this photo of himself on the plane.

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial poses for a mid-flight selfie with defender Samuel Umtiti

A ballboy at Wednesday’s Euro 2016 semi-final between Portugal and Wales risked a serious telling off from his boss by getting a picture with Cristiano Ronaldo just moments before the game kicked off. (BBC Sport)

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