Weekly Transfer Gossip – A Look At Our Rivals
With only 48 hours left in the transfer window, clubs are trying their best to get last minute deals done, so as to address the weaknesses they have found in the opening weeks of the league. Let us take a look at what the rumour mills say about transfers of our rivals.
Arsenal are looking to buy in-form Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez before the transfer deadline. The 24-year-old attacker has impressed heavily in the first few weeks of the Premier League and caught Arsene Wenger’s eye. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has claimed that Mahrez is not for sale, but the club may be inclined to sell if there is a big offer.
Source – Telegraph
According to the Spanish outlet Fichajes, Arsene Wenger will launch a final bid to land PSG striker Edinson Cavani. The 28-year-old striker, who is valued at 44 million pounds, is said to be willing to move to the Premier League.
Source – Metro
Manchester City signed Kevin De Bruyne on Sunday for a fee of around 55 million pounds. The former Chelsea and Wolfsburg midfielder signed a contract of 6 years, and with this piece of business, Manchester City have ended their activities in the transfer market in this transfer window.
The long-standing David De Gea saga may finally come to an end, as Real Madrid appear willing to buy the highly sought-after goalkeeper for a fee of around 29 million pounds. According to the Independent, the Spanish giants may have finally agreed to pay United’s asking fee, and a deal will most likely be struck on Monday.
Source – ESPNFC
Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has been earmarked by Louis Van Gaal as David De Gea’s replacement, as the Spaniard gets ready to sign for Real Madrid. Cillessen himself is eager to play for United.
Source – Metro
Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has signed a season-long loan with Fenerbache. The 21-year-old winger has failed to impress Brendan Rodgers and has signed for the Turkish side to help gain first team experience that will aid his development. His main aim, though, is to be a regular player at Anfield.
Source – BBC
Liverpool wants Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski to replace Lazar Markovic, but may be rivaled by Everton for a late swoop.
Source – Express
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