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Today's Gossip: Trumps Bars Maradona From USA Visti; Umtiti To Manchester?

Maradona Denied Entry
Once again, the United States has denied Diego Maradona access into the country for insulting the president, Donald Trump. 

In an interview for the program 'Buenos Días América', Maradona's lawyer, Matias Morla, explained the backstory of what exactly happened.

While speaking to the Venezuelan network 'TeleSur', the coach of Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates was questioned about Trump and made his opinion known. 

"Donald Trump is a chirolita, " he said. 

This word is a common insult in Argentina that refers to people who are under the orders of others as puppets.Maradona needed to travel to the United States to face a trial with his ex-partner, Claudia Villafane, who made property purchases with her maiden name when she was already married.

Man Utd To Make Bid For Umtiti
Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly targeted a summer move for Samuel Umtiti and the Club are confident they can get the Barcelona defender.

Mourinho is a huge fan of the 24-year-old France centre-back and Don Balon claims United will make a move to sign him at the end of the season.

The report claims United are more than willing to match his release clause of £53million and Mourinho is confident of getting his man.

Umtiti has won 14 caps for France and has played 23 times for Barca this season and is under contract at the Camp Nou until 2021.

Barca are believed to be in talks with the player over extending his contract. Umtiti signed for Barca from Lyon for £21million in the summer of 2016.

In Other News
Tottenham are prepared to sell England striker Harry Kane, 24, to Real Madrid as long as it is done with little fuss and they receive 200m euros (£176m). (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Everton and Southampton Manager Ronald Koeman will be named the new coach of the Netherlands next Friday. The 54-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was sacked by Everton in October. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will only sell Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 27, to Real Madrid if Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, travels in the opposite direction. (Daily Express via Diario Gol)

De Gea is one of four goalkeepers under consideration at Real Madrid. Chelsea's 25-year-old Belgian Thibaut Courtois, Atletico Madrid and Slovenia stopper Jan Oblak, 25, and AC Milan's 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma are seen as potential alternatives to David De Gea. (

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone does not want to become the manager of Chelsea because he wants to see out the the remaining two and a half years of his contract, although he would consider an approach from Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

Wigan manager Paul Cook has joked he hid former Manchester United striker Nick Powell's phone on transfer deadline day in order to keep him at the club. The 23-year-old Englishman was the subject of two bids from Brighton. (Wigan Today)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes keeping Mesut Ozil on a £350,000-per-week deal was the cheapest option for the club. (Telegraph)

Wenger also says he made a mistake in not selling Alexis Sanchez for £60m to Manchester City last summer and suggested that the 29-year-old Chile international is on a contract worth more than £600,000-a-week at Manchester United. (Mirror)

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says players consider "ambition, geography and finances" when thinking about moving to a club and Newcastle do not tick any of those boxes. (Telegraph)

West Ham fans are planning are a protest march against the club's owners before the game against Burnley next month. (Sun)

Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson says his old club should have sold Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos, 21, following reports they turned down an £8m bid from Chinese club Beijing Renhe. (BBC Sportscene)

Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 29, says he could spend his entire career at the club. He has been linked with Chelsea in the past. (Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia)

Crystal Palace intend to keep their pre-match cheerleaders despite Formula 1 and the Professional Darts Corporation deciding to end their relationship with 'grid girls' and 'walk-on girls'. (Daily Mail)

West Brom have asked supporters to arrive early ahead of their game against Southampton on Saturday because they plan to pay tribute to Cyrille Regis from 14:00 GMT. (West Brom official website)

Former Swansea manager Paul Clement says the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton last summer "was a mistake" and meant "potential targets" were not signed. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions the club's record £75m signing Virgil van Dijk, 26, is overweight. (Express)

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, 29, says he asked to leave the club in January because he wanted more first-team football. (Mirror)

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio, 27, says manager David Moyes was right to drop him for being late to a team meeting but says he went to a hotel where ex-manager Slevn Bilic used to hold his talks rather than the club's stadium. (Sun)

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