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Feyenoord striker was ‘never close’ to Newcastle move in January, as Magpies plot summer swoop

Newcastle United target Nicolai Jorgensen Tuesday, February 6, 2018 In-demand Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has revealed he was never close to joining Newcastle during the January transfer window. Rafa Benitez’s side pulled out all the stops to try and secure a late move for the 27-year-old, only to see their approach rebuffed by the Dutch giants. Jorgensen has admitted his desire to move to England in the past, with rumours Newcastle could reinvigorate their interest in the summer. However, the striker revealed to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond that a January…

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Gossip: Luis Enrique lined up as next Chelsea boss, Tottenham swoop for Malcom, Giroud to exit Arsenal?

Here is the top football gossip in Saturday’s newspapers and online… Chelsea could turn to a Barcelona dream team to succeed Antonio Conte. The pairing of Luis Enrique and former Blues defender Juliano Belletti are in the frame to take over in the summer. Former Barca boss Enrique would replace Conte as coach with Belletti joining him at Stamford Bridge as his director of football. (Daily Star) Tottenham have emerged as the favourites to sign the Brazilian winger Malcom from Bordeaux for an initial fee of around €40 million (£35.3m). The 20 year-old was…

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Transfer gossip: Eden Hazard latest, Arsenal target Premier League star, and Manchester United plot Napoli swoop

All the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online… Cristiano Ronaldo has asked that Real Madrid set their selling price for a potential transfer at a “realistic” total of 100m euros (£89m). The 32-year-old Portugal forward is ready for a move away from the Spanish club. (Daily Record) Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, has not rejected a contract extension with the Premier League champions, despite claims from the Belgium international’s father that he wants to move to Real Madrid. (Independent) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for Crystal Palace’sIvory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 25,…

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Transfer gossip: David Luiz could swap Chelsea for Real Madrid, Crystal Palace in £15m striker swoop?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers… Real Madrid are weighing up a January move for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazil international has dropped down the pecking order under Antonio Conte after falling out with the Italian following Chelsea’s 3-0 Champions League defeat by Roma in October. (Daily Mail) Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson wants to sign out-of-favour Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe for £15million in January. (The Sun) David Silva is on the brink of signing a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2020. Spain playmaker Silva, who joined…

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Transfer rumours and paper review: Tottenham to swoop for West Ham star? Juventus eyeing Arsenal ace?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers… Manchester United will invoke options to extend the contracts of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Daley Blind until the end of next season. The quartet are out of contract next summer but United will move to secure the players’ immediate futures and bolster their transfer values by triggering clauses that extend their deals by a further 12 months. (Daily Telegraph)  Diego Simeone wants to build his new Atletico Madrid midfield around Ander Herrera and will move for the 28-year-old at the end of this…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 30: Coutinho to seal Barcelona move, Van Dijk still wants Liverpool switch, Chelsea plot triple swoop

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers… According to reports, Barcelona will finally seal a deal to sign the Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool this week, with the transfer fee rising to a potential €160million (£148m). (Yahoo Sports) Chelsea have made a £25million bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley – FULL STORY HERE The Premier League champions are offering £35m for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater and £15m for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente. (Daily Mail) Chelsea rebel Diego Costa is being eyed for Las Palmas on loan until Atletico…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 29: Man United given hope in Bale deal, Liverpool eyeing double swoop, Chelsea star nearing exit

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Manchester United have been given ‘encouragement’ in a potential deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, accorsding to reports in Spain. (Marca) Liverpool are looking to follow up an agreement for Naby Keita with a £135million double swoop for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar. (The Sun)  Chelsea want to make a triple swoop for England internationals Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley before the transfer window closes. (Daily Telegraph) The defending Premier League champions are also close to agreeing…

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