How likely are today's BBC Gossip Column rumours according to the bookies?
Thursday’s BBC Gossip Column throws up some fresh transfer talk but how likely are the moves? We’ve compared the major talking points and assessed their odds to see which deals could go through.
Highly-rated Everton centre-back, John Stones, has told the club that he wants to move to Manchester City. The Toffees will be looking for a fee in the region of £50m. The deal is as short as 2/5 to go through, with one bookie offering 8/11 so move fast.
However, it’s no secret that Jose Mourinho is a fan of Stones as he previously tried to take Stones to Chelsea last summer. You can get an attractive 20/1 on United securing his signature.
It’s clear where Pep Guardiola’s priorities lie as he hopes to bring Juventus and Italian stalwart Leonardo Bonucci to the Etihad. City’s defensive problems were well-documented last year and this move is 9/2 to happen before the end of the window.
There are rumours that Liverpool have accepted a £15m bid from Bournemouth for youngster Jordon Ibe, but at 12/1 the bookies clearly think the chat surrounding Ibe is far from over. Three clubs – Southampton (8/1), Tottenham (6/1) and Arsenal (6/1), are all a shorter price than The Cherries.
Last but not least, Christian Benteke’s ‘inevitable’ move to Crystal Palace looks under threat as West Ham look to hijack the move. Rumours that Slaven Bilic has tabled an offer could see Benteke opt for a move to the Olympic Stadium. Crystal Palace remain favourites at 1/2, with West Ham 3/1.
At Oddschecker HQ, we promise to keep you in the loop as the transfer rumour mill hots up.