Liverpool and Newcastle are going head-to-head in a battle for Lyon’s French international forward Alexandre Lacazette, although the Ligue 1 club are keen to tie down the forward, who scored 23 goals last season, to a new deal.
Our view: Less minutes on the pitch but a potential title challenge at Liverpool, or being surrounded by several of his countrymen at Newcastle? It’s a tough choice for Lacazette, although his quality is undoubted.
Liverpool are 2.10 to finish in the top four this season
Tabloid Gossip I
Atletico Madrid are targeting three players from the Premier League, and hope to snap up Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla, Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez as they revamp following several departures.
Our view: One of the three could very well make the move to the Spanish capital, most likely Hernandez, but all of them would be unlikely.
Torres is 2.00 to be an Atletico player by the end of the transfer window
Tabloid Gossip II
As one Belgian prepares to leave Manchester United, another could be heading in to Old Trafford. Napoli are believed to be prepared to offer winger Dries Mertens to the club in a bid to sweeten the deal for flop midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who could be heading to Serie A after just one season at United.
Our view: Fellaini appears to have no future at United, whilst Mertens is a fast, tricky winger who could certainly add a lot to Louis van Gaal’s side. Do it Louis!
United are 5.00 to be champions this season
Fabio Borini’s much-anticipated move from Liverpool to Sunderland has taken a step closer after Mackems boss Gus Poyet admitted that his club were in talks with the Italian forward.
Our view: Fabio, you know Sunderland want you so stop playing hard to get!
Sunderland are 5.50 to be relegated
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
In astonishing scenes that we’re not used to in this transfer window, Southampton have actually signed a player! Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand, who had been linked with Liverpool, has joined on a season-long loan.
Our view: There’s plenty of space for you in the changing room, Ryan.
Southampton are 2.20 for a top half finish
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