Jacob Steinberg on 28 September 2018
After a quick flick through Instagram, Barcelona have spotted that José Mourinho and Paul Pogba are no longer BFFs. OMG! Can you even? Apparently Paul hates José and José hates Paul and Paul wants to leave Manchester United but Manchester United don’t want to sell Paul but Paul and José have been throwing shade at each other in training and José’s even hidden Paul’s special armband. Drama!
They’ve probably even blocked each other on all social media platforms. Luckily Barcelona are ready to step in to resolve this conflict with a £100m offer for Pogba. Only £100m lower than United’s asking price. What a state of affairs.
Fresh from handing Jack Wilshere a map to the London Stadium in the summer, now it seems that Unai Emery is ready to tell Aaron Ramsey to do one. Arsenal have decided not to offer Ramsey a new contract, which could leave the Welshman free to join Juventus or Milan for nothing next summer. The Mill likes this new ruthless version of Arsenal. Although they should probably think about fetching a fee for Ramsey in January.
Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas is a target for Milan, who look set on reuniting Arsenal’s 2010-11 side. The Mill has exclusively heard that the San Siro club will also swoop for Sébastién Squillaci, Andrey Arshavin, Johan Djourou, Marouane Chamakh and Nicklas Bendtner.
Manchester City are so miffed at being outplayed by Lyon last week that they plan to snatch Tanguy Ndombele off the French side. Paul Allen, the owner of the basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers and NFL side the Seattle Seahawks, wants to buy Chelsea. Paul Allen, the former footballer, became the youngest player to feature in an FA Cup final when he helped West Ham beat Arsenal at Wembley in 1980. However that record was broken by Millwall’s Curtis Weston in 2004.
Real Madrid have been told to forget about it after trying to buy Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard.