The Premier League season may only be in October but that doesn’t mean that clubs aren’t planning their transfer dealings for the window ahead.
It’s just over two months until the January market opens for business and with teams reflecting on how they’ve started the campaign, it appears that a number of incomings and outgoings are already in the pipeline.
Players will also be taking stock of their situations at present with a lack of gametime or an upturn in form perhaps leading them to contact their agents ahead of a potential move.
What are the latest rumours and headlines? talkSPORT.com takes a look…
The 24-year-old France international joined Barca in a £117million deal in 2017 but has failed to make a real impact in Spain.
His contract will expire next June and Goal are reporting that he is interested in moving to Newcastle on a free.
It is said that Dembele is weighing up his options with regards to his future and the Toon are ‘among the top candidates for his signature’.
Reports in Spain have claimed recently that Dembele’s camp has already held talks with Newcastle and a potential £250,000-a-week, five-year deal could be on the table.
The 21-year-old forward has scored 70 goals in just 69 games for the Bundesliga outfit.
And now, Chelsea are also keen.
As reported by The Sun, Blues boss Tuchel said: “We have talked about Haaland a couple of times also in the transfer window. It looked unrealistic and not possible to do.
“Of course we talk regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League.”
Tuchel also hinted that Chelsea are keen to link Haaland with Romelu Lukaku up top.
He added: “Sign Haaland with Lukaku? I’ve no problem to talk about that. Let us see what will happen next weeks.”
Haaland will have a £64million release clause at the end of this season, something of a bargain in the current climate.
Liverpool will have to pay up to £40m if they’re to complete a deal for Karim Adeyemi.
The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting young players in world football and has proven his quality in both domestic and European competition this term.
Adeyemi has scored eight times in 10 Austrian Bundesliga appearances, while also scoring two in two in the Champions League.
The England full-back has opened the door to a potential Premier League return.
According to The Mirror, the 31-year-old is open to returning to England as his future continues to be discussed.
The Atletico Madrid star was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer but a move didn’t transpire.
Tierney has been a regular under Diego Simeone this term and started the contest with Liverpool on Tuesday night and could still return to English football where he last featured for Tottenham before moving to Spain.
Anwar El Ghazi
Anwar El Ghazi has found first team opportunities hard to come by under Dean Smith this term but has still managed three goals in five appearances in all competitions.
However it seems that Jose Mourinho is looking towards a potential move to take him to the Italian side.
Reports claim that Villa would be open to a move but would have to pay around £18million to get the deal over the line.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will reportingly demand £400,000-a-week to sign a contract extension at Anfield.
The 29-year-old Egypt forward has 20 months left on his existing deal.
He has been in talks over an extension for some time but no agreement has been reached given hope to the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Telegraph report that Salah is willing to sign fresh terms but only if he can double his current wage and become the Premier League’s top earner.
Meanwhile, The Mirror report that Ramy Abbas, Salah’s agent, has flown to England for talks with the Liverpool hierarchy this week.
Manchester City are reportedly willing to sell Raheem Sterling if a bid in excess of £65million is tabled.
Marca report that the 26-year-old England forward is on Barcelona’s radar but it would take a hefty offer to convince City into letting him leave.
Sterling, who has struggled for consistent game-time under Pep Guardiola recently, has said he would consider leaving the Etihad and moving abroad.
He said: “If there was the opportunity to go somewhere else [to play more regularly], I would be open to it at this moment in time.
“As I said, football is the most important thing to me – challenges that I have set myself from a young age and dreams as well, to play abroad.
“As an English player all I know is the Premier League and I have always had something down [in me] that maybe one day I would love to play abroad to see how I would come up against that challenge”
The European champions are still looking for a new defender following Kurt Zouma’s move to London rivals West Ham over the summer.
They tried and failed to land Kounde last summer but Sport Italia claim the Blues will return with a new offer in January.
The 27-year-old is a fringe player at Stamford Bridge and could be on the move this winter.
The Bayern Munich striker’s agent has reportedly claimed that Manchester City is a ‘possible destination’ for the Poland captain.
German outlet Sport Bild claim that Lewandowski’s representative Pini Zahavi believes making the move to the Etihad is a possibility.
The 33-year-old, who remains under contract at Bayern until the summer of 2023, has previously expressed interest in a Premier League move.
City meanwhile remain on the hunt for a new striker after failed moves for Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo in the most recent transfer window.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has a wish list of English defenders that he wants to target, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.
Arteta splashed £50m on England international Ben White this summer while Nuno Tavares was also signed to strengthen his full-back options.
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