Football News & Transfer Gossip For August 10, 2016


Claudio Ranieri has agreed a new long-term contract with Premier League champions Leicester. (Sky Sports) The new deal with double the Italian’s salary to £3m a year. (Mirror)

And it will keep the 64-year-old at the club for another four years. (Times – subscription required)

Arsenal will launch a bid of £30m for Manchester City’s Ivory Coast coast striker Wilfried Bony, 27. (Daily Star)

Leicester City have made a £23million offer for Santos’ 19-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are willing to pay £32m for Liverpool’s Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 25, and Alan Pardew has also lined up Welsh free agent striker Hal Robson-Kanu, 27. (Mirror)

West Ham have enquired about Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal, 24. The Algeria international is also a target for Everton. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are confident of finding a buyer for Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, before the transfer deadline. The Reds also want Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 28, to stay but are keen for Belgium forward Adnan Januzaj, 21, to leave on loan. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland are keeping an eye on Anderlecht’s Senegal defender Kara Mbodji, 26, and Blackburn Rovers’ Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy, 24, should they lose Ivory Coast centre-half Lamine Kone, 27, to Everton. (Chronicle)

But Chelsea are also interested in Kone after being rebuffed in their advances for Napoli’s Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25. Benfica’s Sweden centre-half Victor Lindelof, 22, is another option. (Daily Mail)

And the Black Cats have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defenders Paddy McNair, 21, and Donald Love, 21. Northern Ireland’s McNair will cost £5m while Scottish centre-half Love will cost £1m. (Sky Sports)

David Moyes is also eyeing up an £8m bid for Norwich’s Scotland forward Steven Naismith, 29. (Daily Star)

Serie A sides Torino and Fiorentina are both keen on signing Hull City’s striker Abel Hernandez, 26. (Gazzetta)

Blackburn Rovers are close to signing Southampton’s English striker Sam Gallagher, 20. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Just Spiderman casually watching Nelson FC in action, who play in the North West Counties Football League…

Nelson FC Commercial

Gareth Bale was not in Norway with his Real Madrid team-mates, but he made sure he was watching them on his giant TV as they played Sevilla in the Uefa Super Cup. (Instagram)

Real won 3-2 in extra-time and Alvaro Morata celebrated with a dressing room selfie.

Alvaro Morata

Jesse Lingaard has now been reunited with former team-mate Paul Pogba and the Manchester United pair celebrated on Instagram.

Paul Pogba celebrated his world record £89m transfer to Manchester United with a Chinese takeaway. (Sun)