Here’s our round-up of the day’s transfer stories.
INTEREST IN RAMOS
Sergio Ramos’ contract at Real Madrid has less than a year to go, and that has not escaped the attention of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. The French champions are short of an experienced central defender after losing Thiago Silva in the summer, while Juve skipper Giorgio Chiellini’s contract expires next year too.
Ramos has previous when it comes to making the most of speculation to improve the terms on his contract – notably flirting with Manchester United before staying at the Bernabeu a few years ago – so the chances of him actually leaving the Spanish capital are slim.
In other Real news, former midfielder and scouting expert Guti has advised the club to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe from Paris-Saint Germain.
KEPA WANTS OUT
The writing has been on the wall for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for some time, but Frank Lampard seemingly sealed his fate by confirming that summer signing Edouard Mendy is the new no.1.
Leading the chase for the Spain international is Sevilla, who visited Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. According to reports in Spain, director of football Monchi is considering a loan move for Kepa in January.
TOSUN GOING HOME
Speaking of unwanted Premier League players returning to their home country on loan, Everton have offered Cenk Tosun to Besiktas. The striker was included in the Toffees 25-man squad – unlike winger Yannick Bolasie – but is nevertheless deemed surplus to requirements, and could return to his former club in January.
WHAT NEXT FOR ROSE?
Danny Rose was one of the most eye-catching names to be excluded from his Premier League squad, with Jose Mourinho deeming him unworthy of a place in Tottenham’s 25. As a result, Spurs are considering terminating the England left-back’s contract.