Gossip column: De Gea, Pogba, Cole, Wanyama, Berahino – BBC Sport
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Manchester United will make one last attempt to persuade David De Gea to commit his long-term future to the club by offering the 24-year-old Spain goalkeeper a new deal in October.
United’s fall-out with Real Madrid over the De Gea deal has ended their chances of signing Real’s Wales forward Gareth Bale, 26.
Midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, is set to reject a new five-year deal at Southampton.
Former England captain David Beckham has backed his former Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs, 41, to become the club’s next manager when Louis van Gaal leaves.
(Manchester Evening News)
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he had agreed a deal for Reading defender Michael Hector before Chelsea signed the 23-year-old.
Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 34, has been left out of Roma’s Serie A and Champions League squads.
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Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, opted against leaving before the transfer deadline on the advice of his pastor.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is happy with his squad’s rebuilding and in the future will concentrate on quality not quantity.
Bournemouth failed with a £7m bid to sign 27-year-old Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban just minutes before the transfer window closed.
Chelsea’s Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 28, was denied a move to Turkish side Besiktas after the Blues failed to agree a deal with Juventus for France international Paul Pogba, 22.
(Radyospor, via Metro)
Barcelona will move for Everton target Andriy Yarmolenko in January, after the Toffees had a bid for the 25-year-old Dynamo Kiev forward rejected on deadline day.
(Sport, via Talksport)
The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust will make an “official complaint” about the club’s lack of transfer activity when they next meet with the Gunners’ board.
Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia has urged the club’s fans to be patient and not expect too much from 23-year-old Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, who joined the Reds in a £29m transfer in the summer.
Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said Liverpool’s current side is “their worst in years” and they are “lucky to have any points this season”.
Former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp has criticised West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, for “appalling behaviour” on transfer deadline day. Berahino tweeted he would not play for the club again after they rejected a bid from Tottenham.
Berahino will not apologise personally to West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace.
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will take personal responsibility for the success or otherwise of the club’s new signings.
Striker Mario Balotelli, 25, has “changed radically” after leaving Liverpool and is turning up for training early, according to AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani.
Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley has emailed the club’s fans saying the club will continue to spend heavily in the future after investing more than £50m in new players this summer.
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New Everton signing Aaron Lennon evidently has no issue with former club Tottenham. The 28-year-old winger writes on Twitter: “Delighted to be back at Everton. So happy the deal went through, can’t wait to get started in this new chapter of my career. Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Spurs. Players, staff and fans have been great to me over my 10 years. Wish the club well.”
After new West Ham signing Victor Moses posted on Twitter that he was about to start training, former Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam had the
“First day at school remember to listen and don’t wreck the session.”
Norwich City striker Gary Hooper, 27 has denied
a proposed loan to Sheffield Wednesday fell through because he demanded a VIP box.
Real Madrid’s Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 28, sat on a private jet for an hour as he waited to see if his move to Manchester United was going to be completed. The move, which was part of David De Gea’s potential transfer to Real, collapsed.
(Marca, via Daily Star)
Aaron Lennon was pictured smiling widely at an Everton photoshoot – in contrast to looking deeply miserable when he joined the club on loan in February.
Arsenal fans planned to protest on Wednesday evening outside Emirates Stadium over the club’s lack of action in the transfer window, but no-one turned up.