Here’s all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers… Atletico Madrid are prepared to offer £50m to Chelsea for wantaway striker Diego Costa. The LaLiga club are still short of Antonio Conte’s £60m valuation of the player, but are slowly closing in on a deal. (Mail on Sunday) Manchester City will make an offer
The former Manchester United striker, a £16million summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen, almost levelled for Londoners early in the second half when he nearly caught out Forster with a bouncing effort from the left wing. Southampton came closer when Gabbiadini struck the crossbar from 25 yards out and moments later Hernandez went wide from a
“To be fair, we’ve worked hard all week building up to the game. “I’ll have to look at the decisions again but some of them looked a bit harsh. “I don’t know about the sending off, but certainly if you look at it from our point of view, we worked our backsides off for those
The away side suffered a blow in the warm-up when Winston Reid went down and had to be stretchered off and it got worse for the Hammers when Manolo Gabbiadini slotted home after Nathan Redmond’s through ball on 11 minutes.
Slaven Bilic’s side then were reduced to ten men, when Marko Arnautovic was sent
“Chelsea have a lot of catching up to do with Liverpool”
Ian McGarry on the Virgil van Dijk transfer saga
“I think this is where Virgil van Dijk and Danny Rose come into the equation, although I suspect Daniel Levy won’t let Rose move to a direct title and London rival
Van Dijk should be upset with his agent for not inserting a buyout clause in his new contract at Southampton, according to pundit John Collins. “Virgil van Dijk, I know Virgil very well,” he told talkSPORT. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: All the latest gossip and every done deal throughout the day “He’s a good boy but
Slaven Bilic’s men were hammered 4-0 by Manchester United last Sunday and the Croat admits his team deserved nothing from their trip to Manchester.
The Hammers are on the road again this week due to the London Stadium being unavailable but are at least heading to a ground where they have recent happy memories
Wantaway Holland defender Van Dijk continues to agitate for a transfer before the end of the month, and will sit out Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Ham.
Asked if he wants to add another centre-back to his squad even if Saints retain Van Dijk’s services though, Pellegrino replied: “Yes, because as you know
Slaven Bilic has every sympathy with Southampton counterpart Mauricio Pellegrino over his transfer wrangle with Virgil van Dijk. On Saturday Bilic takes his West Ham side to St Mary’s to take on a Saints team missing their key defender, who submitted a transfer request earlier this month. Saints are playing hardball, insisting the Dutchman will
The England international suffered a minor injury in the closing stages of the opening day goalless draw with Swansea and had to be replaced.
However, Bertrand has been involved in training this week and Pellegrino feels he is in good shape ahead of their clash with West Ham at St Mary’s.