The arrival of Casemiro at Manchester United could mean Scott McTominay becomes redundant at Old Trafford. Everton, Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham are all circling should Erik Ten Hag decide to part ways with the Scotland international.
People may have thought the Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United saga was over, but the Premier League outfit are reportedly planning to have one last go at signing the Barcelona midfielder. Antony will remain at Ajax despite Manchester United making some massive bids for the Brazil winger, according to their head coach.
“I have a good feeling about it. Of course, it’s difficult. I understand the lad,” Alfred Schreuder said. “But he plays for Ajax, so these clubs do come knocking on the door. We are playing in the Champions League and I don’t think Manchester United are … since I arrived we have already sold five or six key players. I disapprove if we were to sell another player.” Reports elsewhere, however, suggest United will make a further bid for the winger, after seeing an €80m one rejected last week.
Elsewhere, Barcelona could make the most of Manchester City being knocked out of the Women’s Champions League by Real Madrid. The Catalans have an eye on midfielder Keira Walsh and reckon they could tempt the Euro 2022 winner to join her England teammate, Lucy Bronze, in Spain.
Back to the Premier League, and Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken is surprisingly keen to join West Ham despite their underwhelming start to the season. The Hammers have already had one offer rejected for the 29-year-old. “Clearly there is interest, enough has been written about it. New talks tomorrow and we’ll see where it ends,” the Belgian said. “I think it could be my last chance and I want to do it. There’s still a lot to talk about, let’s wait and see.”
Wolves have done a big old head-shake in Nottingham Forest’s direction after Steve Cooper’s side made an offer for the central defender Willy Boly. Forest need a new centre-back after losing Moussa Niakhaté for a number of months with a hamstring injury. Forest need a new full-back, too, with the former Tottenham man Serge Aurier the latest to be linked with the club.
Milan are not giving up on Japhet Tanganga and will make another bid for the Spurs defender. The Italians would prefer to take the 23-year-old on loan with an option to buy at the end of the campaign.
It could be a busy end to the transfer window for Newcastle, who are in talks with Watford over João Pedro. They have supposedly put in a £25m bid for Ajax midfielder Edson Álvarez and would not mind signing one of Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea. José Cifuentes is another option for Eddie Howe but the Los Angeles FC midfielder is also attracting interest from Leeds and Brighton.
Meanwhile, Chelsea seem intent on sending fringe players out on loan. Trevoh Chalobah is receiving admiring glances from Tottenham, Roma and Internazionale after it was made clear he would not be a first-team regular.