Gossip: Arsenal Chelsea & Man Utd Bid For Barca Defender, Spurs Move For Saints Ace, City Eye Pogba


Welcome to the Fresh Football gossip column. Each week (or maybe slightly more regularly) we will review the gossip, give our thoughts and then pick out the best tweet from the fans for each rumour. 

Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd make bids for out-of-favour Gerard Pique (Mail)

The Mail are suggesting that Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd could be after Gerard Pique. They cite reports that the trio of clubs have made a bid, but link to no source for this. They do suggest that Spanish paper AS thinks Pique’s time at Barcelona could be up. He was left on the bench against Ajax and despite his poor form, surely the Spaniard still has a lot to offer? He’s only 27 and was previously considered one of the best defenders around. I’d be surprised if he did leave, but if he does, I don’t doubt that all of these clubs would be interested.

Tottenham plot £20million bid for Jay Rodriguez (Mirror)

This one just won’t go away will it? Mauricio Pocchetino has his eyes on Jay Rodriguez and despite his serious knee injury earlier in the year, he still looks like the clubs main target. I think it’s unlikely Southampton will sell, and if they do, I think they’d hold out for even more than the reported £20million fee. With the Saints flying high this year, there is no need for them to sell, and I’m sure the player won’t push to leave the club, considering both teams league position. This fan thinks Rodriguez is not needed at White Hart Lane, do you agree?

Manchester City are eyeing Paul Pogba and Ross Barkley to replace Yaya Toure (MEN)

There is no doubt that at 31, Manchester City need to start considering replacements for Yaya Toure. The Ivorian midfielders influence is already starting to fade and he was such an integral part of the team. There aren’t many players who could replace him but in Ross Barkley and Paul Pogba, City have identified two targets with the potential to have similar importance at the club. Pogba moving to Manchester City would be the ultimate kick in the face to Manchester United fans, I think he’d quite like it. Both players would cost a huge amount of money, but City have just that.

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