Rumour Reel: Bournemouth target Terry loan, Kolasinac to Arsenal?
Jamie Clark | 11 January 2017
Coral’s Rumour Reel
There’s a sensational story doing the rounds on the back pages of today’s British press, as the football gossip columns claim Bournemouth target a loan for Chelsea captain John Terry.
Reports online have also surfaced linking Bosnia left back Sead Kolasinac to Arsenal in a possible summer switch from Bundesliga boys Schalke.
Read all about such speculation in more detail below in the latest edition of Coral’s Rumour Reel. Our football experts sift the wheat from the chaff with the juiciest transfer talk…
Bournemouth target Terry loan?
Although he’s closing in on 500 Premier League appearances, 36-year-old Blues skipper and Stamford Bridge stalwart Terry is no longer first-choice under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea have also recalled versatile defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, leaving them short at the back. It’s a decision that may have pushed Terry further down the pecking order too.
The Cherries are rumoured to be mulling over an audacious loan swoop for Terry in order plug to the gap created by Ake’s departure.
Whether this living Blues legend and ex-England captain would want to leave the Bridge after more than 20 years man and boy remains to be seen.
Eddie Howe appears much more likely to offer Terry first-team football, but Bournemouth’s interest is yet to be firmed up.
Kolasinac to Arsenal?
Meanwhile, the Gunners could turn to German-born Kolasinac, 23, to upgrade their left back options for next season.
Kieran Gibbs has a poor fitness record and is also linked with leaving the Emirates.
Kolasinac to Arsenal rumours surfaced in Italy this week, with Juventus also said to be tracking him.
Bosnia national teammate Miralem Pjanic plays for the Old Lady, and there is speculation over Patrice Evra’s future in Turin.
A mooted return to Manchester United or at least back to the Premier League with West Ham United is mentioned in dispatches for France left back Evra, 35.