Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Wilshere, Rangnick, Vidal, Pochettino, Kane, Tierney

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Wilshere, Rangnick, Vidal, Pochettino, Kane, Tierney

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 30, is “more than a target” for Serie B side Como, according to the club’s councillor for sport. (Facebook, via Mail)


  • Manchester United’s players are frustrated with interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s training methods, which they believe are “old fashioned”. (ESPN)


  • Youri Tielemans has turned down a new Leicester City contract, potentially prompting a battle for his signature between Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. (Express)


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  • Xherdan Shaqiri was not ‘in the best shape’ when he signed for Lyon and was a tactical misfit, the Ligue 1 side’s manager Peter Bosz admitted just days after the former Liverpool player completed his switch to the MLS. (Mail)


  • Kalidou Koulibaly has made his future clear by valiantly telling Napoli fans that he ‘is not leaving’ the club – despite interest from Manchester United and Tottenham. (Express)


  • Gareth Bale has ‘signed a pre-agreement’ to rejoin Tottenham this summer.(Express)


  • Aston Villa and Tottenham are among four clubs interested in signing 34-year-old Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Inter Milan. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Mauricio Pochettino wants Manchester United to sign England captain Harry Kane, 28, from Tottenham, should the Argentine leave Paris St-Germain to become the club’s next manager. (Telegraph)


  • Celtic have announced a profit of £26m on player sales in their interim report for the first half of the season.(Sun)


  • Barcelona are keen to sign a new goalkeeper this summer, with Leeds United’s 21-year-old France Under-21 international Illan Meslier on their shortlist. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Barcelona also keen to sign Real Sociedad and Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 22, who is a target for Arsenal. (Sport, via Sun)


  • Manchester United’s 31-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea says a “curse” must be behind the club’s recent lack of trophies. (El Pais – in Spanish)


  • Sadio Mane’s success with Senegal at this year’s African Cup of Nations will be forever remembered with the forward to have a stadium named after him.(Mail)


  • Chelsea legend Petr Cech has given the current squad a rallying cry – and told them to have “no regrets” ahead of their Club World Cup final with Palmeiras. (Mirror)


  • Marcos Alonso has branded Chelsea ‘the most important club of my career’ and insisted he never considered leaving Stamford Bridge even when frozen out under Frank Lampard. (Mail)


  • Cesar Azpilicueta’s free transfer to Barcelona is ‘almost done’, according to ex-Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas. (Sun)


  • Arsenal are reportedly in danger of missing out on top transfer target Alexander Isak. (Sun)


  • Manchester United have threatened to ban season ticket holders who do not show up for at least 10 home league games next season. (Star)


  • Real Madrid have added Arsenal’s 24-year-old Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney to their list of summer transfer targets. (El Espanol – in Spanish)


  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is believed to be involved in a potential takeover bid of Brazilian outfit Vasco da Gama. (Star)

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