Thursday 2nd November 2017
Liverpool have made an official approach for Schalke 04 star Leon Goretzka but the 22-year-old wants to move to Barcelona instead.
“Thomas Lemar? No, we’re not interested…” fibbed Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger as he sent the 21-year-old Monaco midfielder a text telling him that he was merely putting the press off the scent of a deal.
Meanwhile, the Gunners will offer Jack Wilshere, 25, a new contract next month. Whether he signs it is another matter.
Barcelona hope to persuade UEFA and the RFEF to allow them to have a 50-man squad next season. RB Leipzig duo Timo Werner, 21, and Dayot Upamecano, 17, will be among the beneficiaries.
Arsenal hoped to land Luan, 24, on the cheap next summer but Gremio have tied their striker down to a new three-year deal.
Everton struggled to sign a striker in the summer and now they are struggling to sign a manager. Nuno Espirito Santo is mulling over their offer but is expected to stay at Wolverhampton Wanderers.