Welcome to Monday morning! And what better way to shake off the new week blues than with all of the latest transfer updates.
Real Talk 👏
The youngster has repeatedly made it clear behind the scenes that he does not intend to sign an extension to his deal, which expires next summer, and Real Madrid are expected to make a move for him before the end of the window.
In other news from the Spanish capital, ABC state that the club are willing to lower their Martin Ødegaard asking price in order to be sure of a sale and are willing to allow him to join Arsenal for a fee of £34 million.
Juventus have grown frustrated with the continued stumbling blocks in their lengthy pursuit of Manuel Locatelli and Calciomercato claim that they have now turned their attention to bringing Miralem Pjanić back from Barcelona, who are happy to let him leave.
Despite plenty of interest in his services this summer, Renato Sanches is unlikely to leave Lille, say L’Equipe, as he is suffering from an injury which requires surgery and will sideline him for at least a month.
With Tottenham and Manchester City being linked with Patrick Bamford, The Telegraph report that Leeds are seeking to tie him down to a longer-term extension.
Fake News 😡
We’re also having none of the odd TMW claim in Italy that the Blaugrana have offered Lazio the chance to take Philippe Coutinho on loan for the year and will even pay half of his wages.
There also appears to be nothing concrete in the speculation linking Arsenal with a move for Corentin Tolisso of Bayern Munich.
What you missed yesterday 👇
Sevilla signed their first ever Swedish player with the acquisition of Ludwig Augustinsson.
And remember Diego Costa? He’s back in the game – returning to Brazil to join Atlético Mineiro.