We rate the daily gossip: Ryan Bertrand set for Chelsea return…Willian future in doubt…Alexis Sanchez hits the headlines too

Date: Thursday 4th May 2017 at 10:53 am
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By Dave Smith

THE transfer rumour mill is already in full swing with the summer window soon to open – so let’s check what’s hot and what’s not in the daily papers….

Ryan Bertrand has ‘made it clear to team-mates that he thinks he will be on his way’ and his former club Chelsea are keen. Daily Mirror 6/10

Seems a fair bet. Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his wing back options.

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has agreed personal terms on a five-year Manchester United contract. The Sun 5/10

Tell us something we don’t know. This has been on the cards for months.

Willian is fighting for his Chelsea future as boss Antonio Conte plots a summer reshuffle. Sun 3/10

Willian was Chelsea’s player by a country mile last season and has returned to the side and form of late. Conte will not sell.

Bayern Munich have held talks with 28-year-old Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez’s agent as they continue to prepare for a summer move for the Chile international. Daily Mirror 5/10

His agent may well have ‘had a chat’ but there’s nothing concrete in this. Sanchez will stay if Arsene stays.

Manchester United are set to make their first move for Torino forward Andrea Belotti, with the club prepared to bid £64m. Mail 1/10

Not on Jose list of priority targets – certainly not at that price…and certainly not after he’s shelled out a fortune on Griezmann.

After two failed attempts, Barcelona are ready to launch a third bid of up to £51m to sign Liverpool’s 24-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Transfermarketweb 2/10

We’ve said it before; we’ll say it again – selling Coutinho is not an option for Jurgen Klopp. He holds the key to potential future success at Anfield.







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