Friday 18th August 2017
The transfer window brings strange deals to the surface and they don’t come any stranger than Manchester City’s £25m bid for West Brom’s Johnny Evans, 29. He’ll be to John Stones what Jimmy ‘Five Bellies’ was to Gazza…
More believable is City taking an interest in Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, 28, whose contract talks have stalled.
Liverpool are determined to take the Premier League into a new banter era. Turning down a Barcelona offer €125m for Philippe Coutinho, 25, is just that.
Stoke City’s sights are aimed lower. Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer, 24, read the writing on the wall and will beat a retreat to the Potteries. That’s if he doesn’t move to West Brom next week.
If Diego Costa, 28, was worried about what he will do while Atletico Madrid serve their transfer ban, the way he had Chelsea boss is tears of laughter today suggests a career as a stand-up comic beckons.
Shkodran Mustafi, 25, must choose whether he wants to be a big fish in a small pond at Arsenal or a big fish in a small pond at Internazionale.
Frank de Boer didn’t deny Crystal Palace were interested in RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke, 20, which is good enough for everyone to declare they are looking to sign the Scottish international.