Football transfer gossip: De Gea, Carvalho, Draxler, Evans
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Manchester United will allow goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, to join Real Madrid next season if they can sign 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger backs strongman Sead Kolasinac
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is backing new-boy Sead Kolasinac to handle the pressure of the traditionally tough trip to face Stoke at Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
The clash of styles between Arsenal and Stoke has lead to a bitter rivalry in recent years that intensified following a Ryan Shawcross tackle that broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg in 2010.
But, Wenger believes summer signing Kolasinac has all the physical credentials to help him stand up to the physical Potters on Saturday evening.
Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool refusing to sell is damaging – Jermaine Jenas
Liverpool are damaging themselves by refusing to let midfielder Philippe Coutinho leave for Barcelona, says ex-England international Jermaine Jenas.
The Reds have rejected three bids – the latest worth about £114m – from the Spanish giants for Coutinho, who last week submitted a transfer request after the club’s owners released a statement insisting he would not be sold.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live’s Friday Football Social, Jenas said Liverpool’s stance was like “cutting off your nose to spite your own face”