We rate the daily gossip: Diego Costa…Kylian Mbappe…David de Gea…Jordan Pickford….Jermain Defoe…John Terry – all in the news

Date: Friday 5th May 2017 at 11:04 am
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Transfer rumours galore – and the summer window hasn’t even opened yet. We analyse the latest round of speculation stories….and rate accordingly….


Chelsea striker Diego Costa is close to signing a £650,000-a-week deal with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, making the 28-year-old Spain international the world’s highest-paid player. Variou sources 4/10

No way Antonio Conte wants to lose a player he describes as ‘the best striker in the world’. Can’t see it happening.

Manchester City have told Monaco they are ready to spend £94m on 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, after Manchester United’s £72m bid was rejected. Le10 Sport, via Metro 3/10

United and City are definitely interested but £94million for a teenager….do me a favour.

Manchester United are will target Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak if David de Gea leaves for Real Madrid this summer, as predicted by many. Independent 5/10

If I was Jose Mourinho, I would be looking closer to home – namely England’s future No.1 Jordan Pickford, who is sure to be on the move following Sunderland’s relegation. He’s top drawer.

Arsenal and Manchester United are set to miss out on alleged target Alexandre Lacazette. RMC Sport 5/10

If the Lyon striker does leave it will be for the Premier. Arsene Wenger may well have a big say in the matter.

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez who could be part of a swap deal involving keeper David de Gea who looks set to move to the Bernabeu. Star 4/10

If we believe all we read, Jose is chasing half of Europe. Zapsportz sources tell us a deal with the player has NOT been done.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe wants to sign Premier League veterans Jermain Defoe and John Terry to help guide his young squad. Mail 5/10

Defoe is definitely interested but might opt for another former club in West Ham. Not sure about JT.





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