Friday 13th October 2017
Manchester City have £20m burning a hole in their pocket and 28-year-old Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez is worth £20m in the January transfer window. A marriage made in heaven…?
But any hopes of tempting Lionel Messi, 30, to the Etihad have been dashed as Sergio Aguero reckons the Barcelona maestro does not want to leave the Camp Nou.
Which is hardly surprising given he is due an £80m signing-on fee from the Catalans if he spurns Manchester City and stays with Barcelona.
If you thought Mayweather Jr vs McGregor was one-sided, it pales by comparison next to Northern Ireland gaffer Michael O’Neill vs David Moyes for the Scotland job. The former Everton & Manchester United is expected to knocked out in the first round.
Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boayke, 24, has the chance to impress Chelsea by scoring against Arsenal in upcoming back-to-back Europa League ties.
Thomas Lemar, 21, is at a tug of love between Arsenal and Liverpool but not until next summer with Monaco even less minded to sell the £90m-rated midfielder.
The most improbable loan move of the summer saw West Brom sign Grzegorz Krychowiak, 27, from PSG. Now, almost as inexplicably, he wants to make the move permanent.
With no spaces in the first team squad, Chelsea are willing to send Charly Musonda, 20, out on loan for the rest of the season.