Gossip column: De Gea, Martial, Mangala, Austin, Kaboul – BBC Sport
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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, will be given a new start by manager Louis van Gaal, even if he fails to sign a new deal.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the Red Devils “lacked experience” in their handling of De Gea’s failed transfer to the Bernabeu.
(Cadena Ser via Telegraph)
United paid £36m for Anthony Martial to beat Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City to the 19-year-old forward’s signing.
They will pay Monaco an extra £7.2m if Martial scores 25 goals in the next four seasons, another £7.2m if he reaches 25 France caps and the same amount again if he wins the Ballon d’Or.
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Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 24, says he has learnt from a difficult first season in the Premier League and will keep improving.
(Manchester Evening News)
Mangala has told compatriot Martial just how difficult adapting to English football can be.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says Gunners fans are entitled to feel cheated by the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market.
Germany’s World Cup-winning manager Joachim Low says the money Premier League clubs are spending is having a detrimental impact on the England team.
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Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, says he has been playing in pain for the past two years because of a series of knee and groin problems.
Chamberlain says his favourite TV pundit is Gary Neville, despite the former Manchester United full-back’s criticism of manager Arsene Wenger.
Chelsea forward Pedro, 28, says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal’s treatment of goalkeeper Victor Valdes is unfair, but denied it caused him to reject a move to Old Trafford.
Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro, who lost her place on the bench after being criticised by manager Jose Mourinho, has not returned to work.
Liverpool will meet with a prominent supporters’ group as they look to resolve a disagreement about flags at Anfield.
Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy says Brendan Rodgers’s side will fall short of Champions League qualification again this season.
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 28, denied he left the Chile squad because of “personal problems”.
QPR striker Charlie Austin, 26, wants a 100% pay rise in his contract as well as a buyout clause if the club fail to achieve promotion.
(Get West London)
Austin says he wants to move to an “established” Premier League club when he leaves.
Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul, 29, says he had a “hard time” at Tottenham after being made to train alone by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Defender Marc Muniesa, 23, says he never had any doubt Stoke is the right place to help him fulfil his potential.
World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has praised West Ham’s dealings at the end of the transfer window after the Hammers brought in four players on deadline day.
Striker Moussa Sow, 29, says he turned down offers from West Ham and Sunderland before completing his £11.7m move from Fenerbahce to Al Ahli.
Left-back Jordan Amavi, 21, will donate his Aston Villa shirt to fan Tom Griffiths, who has leukaemia.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says the signing of 31-year-old striker Glenn Murray will add a “different dimension” to his side.
A survey of 2,000 West Brom fans found more than 70% want striker Saido Berahino, 22, to be dropped from the first team to the reserves after he expressed frustration at missing out on a move to Tottenham.
(Express and Star)
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