THERE are some transfer stories that are based on fact and inside knowledge; there are some that are speculative but with a hint of plausibility…
…then there are those that are plucked out of thin air, or created by agents looking to up the ante. All good headline stuff though.
Like today’s story that Chelsea are planning an £88million move for Tottenham’s rising England star Dele Alli. Sorry, ain’t gonna happen.
Especially when the source is a Spanish publication!!! Don Balon claim that Antonio Conte is prepared to launch a potential world record bid.
Repeat: ain’t gonna happen! A: Chelsea will not fork out that much money; B: Spurs will not sell Alli to their bitter London rivals.
Let’s see what other rumours are doing the rounds today…
John Terry will complete his proposed move to Aston Villa in the next 24 hours. Various sources 8/10
Looks nailed on and Terry will sign a one-year deal with the aim of steering Villa back to the Premier. Then he will call it a day.
Pep Guardiola has reportedly given the green light for England international Joe Hart to cross Manchester and make the controversial switch to arch rivals United. Daily Express 2/10
About as likely as Alli going to Chelsea!
Newcastle are reportedly eyeing a move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs. Daily Star 6/10
Gibbs may fancy a move now the Gunners have signed Sead Kolasinac but his £70,000-a-week wages might prove a stumbling block.
Arsene Wenger is ready to pursue his interest in Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez with Monaco determined to keep Thomas Lemar. Daily Mirror 5/10
Could well happen as Mahrez is no longer committed to Leicester who have already ready spent heavily this summer and may want to recoup some dosh.
Paris Saint-Germain have made an enquiry for Liverpool’s attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, with Barcelona also still interested. Daily Mirror 2/10
Klopp will not sell he believes will make Liverpool title contenders next season. Au revoir PSG.