Thursday 28th September 2017
After a summer of ‘will he, won’t he?’, things are shaping up nicely for January. West Ham, for example, will land Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 25, if they pay £30.75m.
Oh to be young and in demand. Aston Villa starlet Keinan Davis, 19, is one such player who has caught the eye of Manchester United, Arsenal, and of course, Everton.
It’s going to be lonely at striker training at Villa Park as Everton are looking at signing Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia, 27.
Watford defender Brice Dja Djedje, 26, wants out of Vicarage Road and a return to Marseille, eventually taking the hint of being left out of the Premier League squad.
Inter Milan have given on signing Shkodran Mustafi, 25, from Arsenal…
…and hurumphed when they were offered Mesut Özil, 28, on a free transfer next summer…
…but Paris St Germain are intent on taking Alexis Sanchez, 28, from Arsenal to break Manchester City’s hearts.
Desperate times call for desperate action. And Crystal Palace must be desperate if they are thinking about signing Carlton Cole. The 33-year-old is a free agent.