BBC Sports Gossip: Cheryshev, Ramos, Schneiderlin, McCarthy


Liverpool have offered £22m for Real Madrid’s 24-year-old Russia international winger Denis Cheryshev. (Sunday People) 

Having agreed a deal to sign World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich, Manchester United will now look to secure Valencia’s 27-year-old centre-back Nicolas Otamendi. (Daily Star Sunday) 

However, Schweinsteiger’s impending arrival at Old Trafford will not end manager Louis van Gaal’s pursuit of Southampton’s 25-year-old France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. (Manchester Evening News) 

Meanwhile, Manchester United have told Real Madrid they want Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 29, and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 28, in return for United’s Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, who has been targeted by Real. (Marca) Star on SundayDespite agreeing a deal to sign World Cup winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manchester United are to carry on spending, according to the Daily Star Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing an offer for Everton’s £20m-rated midfielder James McCarthy, 24. (Sunday Mirror) 

The odds on former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri, 63, becoming Leicester City’s next boss have plummeted. (Leicester Mercury) 

Meanwhile, former Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon, now manager at Bolton Wanderers, has played down speculation linking him to the vacant manager’s job at his former club. “I think I’m one of about 27 that has been linked with the job over the last week, so it’s all I can say on it really,” said the 44-year-old. (Bolton News) 

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has told his Newcastle players he expects them to finish in the Premier League’s top eight this season. (Observer) 

Arsenal are deciding whether to make a surprise move for £10m-rated Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, 27, who is also wanted by West Bromwich Albion. (Sunday Mirror) 

Midfielder Fabian Delph’s decision to stay at Aston Villa instead of join Manchester City is a “big bonus”, according to Villa’s 24-year-old defender Nathan Baker. (Birmingham Mail) 

Everton’s Bosnia-Hercegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic, 22, is doubtful for his club’s pre-season trip to Singapore after suffering a suspected ankle injury during a pre-season friendly at Swindon Town on Saturday.(Liverpool Echo) 

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes left Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Accrington Stanley on crutches after the 25-year-old suffered an ankle injury. Rhodes has been linked with Crystal Palace, Everton and Swansea City. (Blackburn Rovers official site) 

Best of social media

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera taunted his club’s rivals after the Red Devils signed defender Matteo Darmian and closed in on World Cup winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. “Whilst others rest, we get stronger,” tweeted  the former Athletic Bilbao player.Newcastle United midfielder Georginio WijnaldumWijnaldum has joined Newcastle for £14.5m

New Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum gatecrashed a wedding at St James’ Park as he was unveiled to the media on Saturday. “Marriage made in heaven,” wrote Daily Mirror football writer Simon Bird  on Twitter after capturing the image, which also featured Magpies boss Steve McClaren.

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is delighted Netherlands international team-mate Wijnaldum has joined the club. “Pleased @GWijnaldum has signed..Great signing welcome to Newcastle mate,” he wrote on Twitter. 

Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane believes Stoke City have made a great purchase after signing his former international team-mate Shay Given. “Good luck @No1shaygiven at @stokecity. Plenty still to offer and a great signing on and off the pitch,” tweeted  Kilbane.Petr CechCech will wear 33 at Arsenal next season

Goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed he will wear the number 33 shirt for Arsenal next season and has given his reasons for his choice. He tweeted:  “Starting new chapter at 33 years of age with 333 games in the premier league … That’s an easy choice.” The former Chelsea goalkeeper added: “Hope to be a part of the spine of the team – spine has 33 vertebrae.”

Former Manchester United and England defender Phil Neville declared himself satisfied as his first week as Valencia’s assistant manager came to a mixed end. The Spanish club defeated Southampton before losing to Werder Bremen on penalties in a pre-season tournament. “Good training for the team – now home to Valencia,” Neville tweeted in Spanish  after Saturday’s game.

And finally

A crowd of 4,257 watched as Hereford FC’s first ever match, the club founded by supporters after Hereford United went into liquidation last year, defeated FC United of Manchester 1-0 at Edgar Street. The new club will play in the Midland Football League, the ninth tier of English football. (Guardian) 


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