Gossip: Juventus want Man City's Sane

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Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli wants the Italian giants to sign Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 22. (Calciomercato)[1]

LA Galaxy and former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, has been offered a return to his boyhood club Malmo.(Sun on Sunday)[2]

Manchester City will join Manchester United in the race to sign Ajax’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21. (Sunday Mirror)[3]

Meanwhile, Ajax’s Brazilian forward David Neres, 21, has been linked with Tottenham and Roma. (De Telegraaf, via Calciomercato)[4]

Fulham are preparing to make an £18m bid for Lyon and Ivory Coast forward Maxwel Cornet, 21. (Sun on Sunday)[5]

Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, 27, while he was at Celtic because the Netherlands international was “too nonchalant”. (Bein Sports, via Metro)[6]

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker, 28, says he wants to move back to his preferred right-back position with England having played as a centre-back during the World Cup. (Mail on Sunday)[7]

Wolves are planning to increase their academy’s budget six-fold as they look to rival the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea for the world’s best young talent. (Sunday Mirror)[8]

Free agent Stephen Caulker may be on his way to Wigan. The English former Cardiff and QPR centre-back, 26, left Dundee in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)[9]

Manchester United’s 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea is the best in the world, says Everton and England counterpart Jordan Pickford, 24. (Sunday Telegraph)[10]

Chelsea and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24, says he watches YouTube videos of Manchester United great Paul Scholes in order to improve his own game. (Sun on Sunday)[11]

Former Arsenal and Sweden winger Freddie Ljungberg says he “loves his job” after being made manager of the Gunners’ Under-23s in the summer. (Evening Standard)[12]

Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan says he disguised himself in order to sneak into St James’ Park after falling out with club owner Mike Ashley. (Sunday Times – subscription required)[13]

  • Saturday’s gossip column[14]
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  1. ^ (Calciomercato) (www.calciomercato.com)
  2. ^ (Sun on Sunday) (www.thesun.co.uk)
  3. ^ (Sunday Mirror) (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ (De Telegraaf, via Calciomercato) (www.calciomercato.com)
  5. ^ (Sun on Sunday) (www.thesun.co.uk)
  6. ^ (Bein Sports, via Metro) (metro.co.uk)
  7. ^ (Mail on Sunday) (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  8. ^ (Sunday Mirror) (www.mirror.co.uk)
  9. ^ (Mail on Sunday) (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  10. ^ (Sunday Telegraph) (www.telegraph.co.uk)
  11. ^ (Sun on Sunday) (www.thesun.co.uk)
  12. ^ (Evening Standard) (www.standard.co.uk)
  13. ^ (Sunday Times – subscription required) (www.thetimes.co.uk)
  14. ^ Saturday’s gossip column (www.bbc.co.uk)

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