Wednesday 2 September 2015

Football Gossip: Reus, Berahino, Zaza, De Gea, Adebayor, Song, Austin

West Ham co-owner David Gold insists the signing of Alex Song is a risk worth taking.

The former Arsenal midfielder is currently carrying a foot injury which has kept him out of pre-season. Song,impressed in his first loan spell at the Hammers last season, prompting new manager Slaven Bilic to sign the Cameroonian on Transfer Deadline Day. . The Hammers did complete four deals on the final day of the transfer window, bringing in midfielder Alex Song, wingers Michail Antonio and Victor Moses, as well as striker Nikica Jelavic.

Source: talkSPORT

Barton: 'No brainer' for PL club to sign me

Joey Barton has accused Premier League clubs of lazily stereotyping him, claiming they expect him to be like Charles Manson or Fred West. Barton told the Daily Telegraph: "From time to time, people think it's Charles Manson or Fred West that is going to come into the building, but that's the ridiculous legacy I have, which is baffling.

Source: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal failed in Zaza move

Arsenal made a last-ditch attempt to sign Juventus' Simone Zaza. Arsene Wenger was still searching for a new striker on deadline day, but the Serie A champions rejected the deal because they wouldn't have time to find a replacement.

Source: Sky Sport Italia

Real Madrid owe De Gea €10m

Things have gone from bad to worse for Real Madrid. The Spanish giants agreed personal terms with David de Gea months ago and promised to pay him €10m if the deal did NOT go through. After their deadline day blunder, they now face a huge bill.

Source: AS

Man Utd baulked at Reus asking price

Manchester United pulled out of negotiations for Marco Reus after Borussia Dortmund demanded €60 million for their star forward. United instead turned their attentions to Anthony Martial.

Source: ESPN

Pulis 'furious' with West Brom

Tony Pulis is ‘furious’ at West Brom for not accepting Tottenham’s £25 million bid for Saido Berahino on deadline day.

Source: Daily Mirror

Austin snubbed Palace

Charlie Austin turned down the chance of a deadline-day move to Crystal Palace in order to stay at QPR.

Source: Daily Express

Berbatov's wages blocked Villa move

Dimitar Berbatov’s high wage demands prevented his move to Aston Villa on deadline day.

Source: Daily Mirror

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