We rate the daily gossip: Manchester City and United going head-to-head in race  for Benjamin Mendy – and much more…

Date: 24th April 2017 at 8:56 pm
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WITH the end of the season nigh, the rumour mill has been cranked up a notch and the papers are chocker-block with the latest transfer gossip.

So let’s have a look at the best – and worst – of today’s speculation stories…and rate them accordingly.

 

Manchester City have the upper hand over Manchester United in the race to sign Monaco left back Benjamin Mendy. Daily Star 5/10

Mendy is likely to favour United Pep Guardiola would love to put one over Jose Mourinho

Antonio Conte has demanded a Chelsea spending spree this summer, with Virgil van Dijk and Romelu Lukaku his top targets. Daily Mirror 6/10

Both will come at a price – and Chelsea will face a battle royal with a number of other top clubs to land impressive Southampton defender Van Dijk.

Newcastle will move for £10m-rated Fulham star Tom Cairney once they seal promotion back to the Premier League. Daily Mirror 5/10

Cairney is certainly a class act – as he proved again at the weekend.

Wolves are ready to trigger a £1.5million deal for Derby forward Andreas Weimann. Daily Mirror 7/10

As a Derby fan, I can honestly say…they are welcome to him.

Liverpool, Southampton and Bournemouth all watched £6m-rated Henry Onyekuru score his 17th goal of the season for Eupen in the Belgian League. Daily Mail 6/10

Yet another import from the Belgian League could well be on his way. Liverpool would be favourites if the story is true.

Ronald Koeman believes that Everton have the resources to keep Romelu Lukaku, despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea and the striker’s dreams of playing Champions League football. Daily Mail 5/10

It will be a struggle for Koeman to keep his star man – but they will want top dollar.

 


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