Jacob Steinberg on 16 February 2018
In devastating news for Manchester United fans, it seems that one of their top midfielders is likely to leave this summer. Get the emotional tributes ready as soon as possible because there are reports in Turkey that Marouane Fellaini has agreed a contract with Besiktas. Don’t all cry at once. Oh, and Paul Pogba is also off. The Frenchman will join Real Madrid for £120m after deciding that José Mourinho ain’t worth it. United will console themselves by signing Mauro Icardi from Internazionale.
John Terry, who had a stint as Chelsea’s caretaker manager under the pseudonym of “Avram Grant” during the 2007-08 season, fancies heading back to west London to begin his coaching career when his one-year deal with Aston Villa expires at the end of the season. It turns out that the former England captain has designs on managing Chelsea one day. Maybe sooner than you think. Watch out, Antonio!
Monchi, Roma’s transfer chief, has admitted that the Italian club sold Mo Salah to Liverpool on the cheap. With that in mind, then, Roma hope that putting a huge price tag on Allison will deter Liverpool from signing the Brazilian goalkeeper this summer. No fooling them twice!
Excitement strikes! Alex McLeish is about to be named as Scotland’s new manager. That must mean England will appoint Steve McLaren soon. Or better yet, Sven.
Malcom, who ended up staying at Bordeaux in January, plans to leave the French club this summer. But Tottenham might have a free run at the Brazilian as it seems that Arsenal have switched their attention to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé. Arsenal are also keeping tabs on Luke Shaw, who is yet to agree a contract extension with United, but may face competition for the left-back from Chelsea, who are also eyeing Watford’s Richarlison.
Eden Hazard’s brother, Thorgan, won’t be starring for Borussia Monchengladbach for much longer if Leicester City have their way. Leicester are desperate to add the Belgian to their midfield.
And finally, Joe Hart will quit Manchester City and move abroad in the summer. Maybe not to Torino, though.