Wednesday 20th February 2019
Liverpool wanted to sign Jadon Sancho, 18, when he left Manchester City but will try and tempt Borussia Dortmund into selling the England man next summer.
So will Manchester United.
Manchester City aren’t. They’re too busy eyeing Espanyol wide boy Oscar Tarensi, 16. When that deal is done, there is an embryo to be scouted in Italy…
Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, 30, remains a target for Arsenal, where he will turn into Ever Bangaverage.
The Gunners are looking to replace Petr Cech, 36, with Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, 26, who can’t get into Sean Dyche’s first team.
Tottenham haven’t signed anyone in what seems to be a lifetime but somehow, they are going to land Birmingham City striker Che Adams, 22.
Stoke City will sell Saido Berahino, 25, who had his collar felt for drink-driving. Nothing like ‘innocent until proven guilty’.
If you are fan of Chelsea, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, look away now. Barcelona are likely to land Benfica loanee and soon-to-be Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, 21.
He’ll join 19-year-old centre-back Vitao who is moving to Barcelona from Brazilian club Palmeiras.
Real Madrid will comfort themselves by signing Porto defender Eder Militao, 21, in a €50m deal.
“Don’t Pjanic!”. “Don’t Pjanic!” Or maybe it’s “Don’t, Pjanic”? Which explains why Juventus midfielder Miralem, 28, didn’t sign for Manchester United last summer.
The annual palaver over Mauro Icardi, 25, is starting early. Juventus asked Inter Milan if they could have the drama queen this summer.