THE transfer deadline is looming and Barcelona have openly declared their interest in Man City’s Eric Garcia.
Meanwhile Tottenham have signed Benfica’s Carlos Vinicius on a loan-to-buy deal.
Get all the latest transfer updates and gossip here…
TIE UP LOOSE ENDS
Tiemoue Bakayoko is due to sign for Napoli on loan today after flying to Italy, reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.
The two clubs agreed a loan deal yesterday for £4.5million, with no obligation to sign permanently.
Chelsea had wanted a £4.5m loan plus £27m permanent obligation for the flop midfielder, but got no takers.
AC Milan and PSG both pulled out when Chelsea refused to budge.
KEEN ON KEAN
Paris Saint-Germain have managed to strike a loan deal for Everton forward Moise Kean according to GFFN.
Kean has been on the fringes of Carlo Ancelotti’s newly revamped Everton team who made a blistering start to the PL winning 4 games out of 4.
Breaking | PSG have struck a loan deal with Everton for Moise Kean – more follows.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) October 4, 2020
MAY THE FOYTH BE WITH YOU
Tottenham Hotspur central defender Juan Foyth has finally signed a new 3-year contract until 2023 and will join Villareal CF on loan until the end of the season.
Juan Foyth has signed a new contract with the Club until 2023 and joined Spanish side Villarreal on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Best of luck, @JuanMFoyth! 👊#THFC ⚪ #COYS pic.twitter.com/bd5UOQS8x4
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 4, 2020
MORE MAN UTD NEWS
Ousmane Dembele has “changed his stance” on joining Manchester United, according to Duncan Castles.
The Barcelona winger did not want to leave Barcelona, but after having talks with United, he has been convinced to join the club.
The 23-year-old has demanded a long-term contract at Old Trafford though.
Has Agent Pogba been working his magic with the his fellow France pal?
Edinson Cavani has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and is flying to England today to complete the transfer.
The Uruguayan, 33, will sign a two-year deal at Old Trafford, worth around £174,000 a week.
That will make him Manchester United’s seventh-highest earning player.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is ready to ditch plans to bring in Houssem Aoaur – and instead get Jorginho to switch across London.
The Chelsea star could still be sold as Blues owner tries to balance the books after spending more than £210million this summer.
Lyon are refusing to do a deal for their 22-year-old midfielder that does not involve a big lump sum up front and many sources are reporting that the French club have now decided he will NOT be sold in this window.
He was named in the Lyon squad for their clash with Marseilles this weekend, which suggests he is part of their plans for this season.
The Gunners will only pay in instalments and the French club are not happy with those conditions, having already turned down a £31m staggered payment plan from the Londoners earlier this summer.
So, Arsenal chiefs could now go back in for Jorginho as the anchor man they desperately need, claims Sky Sports.
MORNING, FOOTY TRANSFER FANS
Edinson Cavani is on the way to Manchester United – while Callum Hudson-Odoi could be heading out of Chelsea.
PSG record scorer and Uruguay legend Cavani, 33, is in Manchester today to finalise a deal after agreeing a two-year contract worth about £200,000 a week.
But Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits he is unsure if England attacker Hudson-Odoi, 19, will join Bayern Munich.
Lampard said: “By Monday we will know the answer.
“Bayern might have declared their interest, which is one thing, but Callum is absolutely part of my plans.”
Easier for the Blues to contemplate are the possible loan exits of midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko, to Napoli, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is being linked with Southampton.
It has also been suggested Chelsea would be interested in swapping Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger for West Ham’s England star Declan Rice.
But that move seems a long shot for now, especially as it is thought Rudiger would only consider joining the Hammers for a temporary spell
Meanwhile, Brentford’s in-demand winger Said Benrahma reportedly wants a massive £16m contract – which seems likely to deter his main suitors Crystal Palace.
TORREIRA CLOSES ON ATLETICO DEAL
Lucas Torreira has completed his medical at Atletico Madrid.He will move to the Wanda Metropolitano on loan with an option to buy.
Lucas Torreira has passed his medicals test today with Atlético Madrid, as per @Dvinuesa. Atléti are ready to complete his signing on loan with buy option from afc when they’ll sell one player [Lemar, Herrera… work in progress]. ⚪️🔴 transfersatletipic.twitter.com/4bwLsjq2tD — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
Chelsea have agreed to loan £40million flop Tiemoue Bakayoko to Napoli.
The Blues had been in talks with AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain over a £30m deal for the French midfielder, which would see an initial loan turned into a permanent transfer next summer.
But neither Milan or PSG were prepared to meet the valuation Chelsea put on the 26-year-old and both clubs have ended their interest.
Napoli have now swooped in to take the midfielder on a season-long deal after agreeing to pay a £4.5m fee.
Bakayoko will travel to Italy tomorrow to rubber stamp the move.
LAMPARD: CALLUM COULD GO
Frank Lampard admitted he cannot say for certain that Callum Hudson-Odoi will not make a deadline-beating move to Bayern Munich.
The Chelsea chief insists Hudson-Odoi, who made his first Prem start of the season in yesterday’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, is a key part of his plans.
Yet Bayern also declared their interest in the England attacker and are desperate to sign him.
Hudson-Odoi, 19, only signed a five-year deal at the Blues 12 months ago and Lampard will hold talks with him before tomorrow’s deadline.
Lampard said: “There is no definitive answer — by Monday we will know the answer.
“Bayern might have declared their interest, which is one thing, but Callum is absolutely part of my plans.
“What Callum wants comes into consideration. He is our player and everything has to be right for everyone.”
LUKAKU ‘LAUGHING’ AT UTD
Dimitar Berbatov says Romelu Lukaku is now “laughing” at Manchester United for selling him.
The ex-Old Trafford striker believes the club need to sign a centre-back and a goalscorer — after flogging Lukaku to Inter Milan for £73million last term.
The Belgium frontman went on to hit 38 goals and already has three in two games for the Italians this term.
Berbatov, 39, said: “I said letting him go was a mistake and now he’s probably sitting at home laughing.
“I like the strikers United have but they need that goalscorer that guarantees you 30, 25, or 20 goals.”
CAVANI ON BRINK
Manchester United are on the brink of landing Edinson Cavani on a free transfer.
And club insiders are convinced the Uruguay striker can have a similar impact on the club as cult hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Cavani, 33, was released by Paris Saint-Germain in June and is due in Manchester on Sunday ahead of agreeing a two-year contract worth about £200,000-a-week.
As long as he passes the medical there should be no problems finalising a deal because both parties are determined to make it happen.
Some fans are already voicing fears that the move will see the club plunge into a financial fiasco like the one that cost £66million in wages for flop Alexis Sanchez.
But sources insist the top brass view it more like the move that saw Ibrahimovic become a terrace idol.
Cavani’s wages will be half the salary Sanchez was on — and he is said to be desperate to prove himself in England.
LOS AND FOUND
Tottenham newboy Carlos Vinicius almost quit football just three years ago.
The Brazilian striker, 25, joined Spurs on Friday – on loan from Benfica, with an option to buy for £38million next summer.
But in 2017 he struggled at Gremio Anapolis in Brazil’s lower leagues.
He said: “Things were really tough in Brazil.
“I’ve got a wife and two children, things weren’t going well with my football and I spoke with them about quitting. Thankfully, an opportunity arose.
“I got the chance at Real Sport Clube in the Portuguese second division and I saw that like checkmate – it had to come off.
“Today, I’ve made it to the top. Thankfully I’m here now.”
SANCHO’S NOT THE ONE UTD NEED
Teddy Sheringham says Manchester United need a world-class signing — but not Jadon Sancho.
The former United and Spurs star believes bringing in a top-class centre-forward or centre-back — or preferably both — should be the priority at Old Trafford.
Sheringham said: “I’m not sure that Sancho is the answer to what Manchester United need at the moment.
“They’ve got tricky wingers. They’ve got flying players. If anything, they still need players down the spine of the team.
“If they are going to be a top team, they need a top centre- forward and another top centre-half to play alongside Maguire.
“You look at Liverpool and the signings they have made, Thiago and Jota. They are fantastic acquisitions, to make them even better than they were last year.
“Have Man Utd done that? I don’t think so.”
LOFTY PAY FOR LOAN
Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be loaned out on the ‘cheap’ — with Chelsea keen to get him some game time.
Midfielder Loftus-Cheek, 24, might follow Ross Barkley out of Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard shakes up his squad and looks to keep them sharp.
Loftus-Cheek is on a stunning £9million-a-year contract but Chelsea are prepared to pay £100,000 a week out of his £173,000 pay packet to get him a new temporary home.
Southampton have been looking into the package while others are considering it before the close of business on Monday.
Saints are weighing up whether he is better value than Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien, although his club want a guaranteed buy at the end of a year,
Aston Villa looked into a move but chose Barkley, who is on MORE.
There are also suggestions Chelsea would be prepared to offer West Ham Loftus-Cheek AND Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger in exchange for versatile England star Declan Rice.
COSTLY RAHMA DRAMA
Said Benrahma wants a massive £16million contract as the race for the Brentford ace takes an expensive turn.
Speedy winger Benrahma was expected to be one of the Bees to fly the nest after the club missed out on the Premier League.
But despite Crystal Palace leading the hunt for the Algerian, 25, no deal has been finalised because of the overall cost of the transfer.
Benrahma, who also has a couple of advisers, seemed sure to leave but he is looking for a basic of £60,000-a-week plus extras — and a five-year contract.
On top of a fee in the £20m region, it makes the whole swoop too rich for his admirers — although there is still time for him to get a Premier home in the extended window.
Palace may come again if West Brom firm up their interest in a deal for winger Andros Townsend — though the Baggies may struggle to raise the funds.
CHELSEA ‘REJECT’ BAYERN’S CALLUM BID
Chelsea have reportedly rejected a £70million loan-to-buy offer from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Champions League winners want the 19-year-old England winger before Monday’s transfer deadline.
The massive offer is understood to have been a loan move with an option to buy the winger next summer.
But the Daily Mail claim that the Blues rejected the move, which hasn’t deterred the Bavarians.
They say the Bundesliga giants will return with another bid before the transfer window closes on Monday.
Hudson-Odoi starred for Chelsea in their comprehensive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
BLUES GUN FOR ARSENAL TARGET
Chelsea have joined the race to sign long-term Arsenal target Thomas Partey as they look to strengthen in midfield.
If they cannot sign Declan Rice, it is believed they will make a late run at the Atletico Madrid player
Finally, it is claimed Antonio Rudiger wants to go to Tottenham.
The German has been frozen out of Lampard’s team and there are many clubs interested, but it is reported that Spurs would be his preferred choice.
The futures of Fikayo Tomori and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are also still in the air.
Both Fulham and Leeds are weighing up a move for William Saliba on loan, reports say.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano told AFTV that the 19-year-old could be sent to either Craven Cottage or Elland Road to help further his development this season.
The defender has also been linked with a loan move to France.
Tottenham looked to have completed the loan deals that will see Ryan Sessegnon and Juan Foyth leave the club for the rest of the season.
Done deals and confirmed. Ryan Sessegnon to Hoffenheim on simple loan, Juan Foyth to Villarreal on loan with buy option. Official announcement soon. Tottenham approved both deals. 🤝⚪️ #THFC #Spurs https://t.co/W24uW7R5nC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
JOR THE ONE
Arsenal have turned their attention to Jorginho now the deal for Houssem Aouar appears to be over.
The Gunners move for the Lyon man was left in tatters today after failing to meet the club’s valuation of the player.
Now it is rumoured that Jorginho is seen as a potential alternative with Chelsea keen to slim down their bloated squad.
Mikel Arteta is also believed to be a fan of the Italian midfielder and is desperate to bring him in, according to ESPN.
Chelsea have REJECTED a bid by Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi, it is being reported tonight.
The deal would have seen CHO move to Bayern Munich on loan for rest of the season – with the German club having the option of a £70m transfer next summer.
Bayern’s interest in the winger has been revived in recent weeks after a failed swoop last season.
The Chelsea board are believed to want a permanent deal this summer if they are to let him go, while Frank Lampard is believed to want to keep Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge.
BAK TO ITALY
Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to return to Italy as the Blues accept a loan bid from Napoli.
The midfielder has previously left London for a loan move to AC Milan and now appears to be repeating the act as Chelsea fail to sell him permanently.
He will link up with Gennaro Gatuso again if Napoli can get the deal over the line.
Chelsea have accepted Napoli bid for Tiemoué Bakayoko. He’s joining on loan until June 2021 – back with Rino Gattuso as manager. Deal to be completed tomorrow, waiting for medicals and paperworks to be signed. 🔵 #CFC #Napoli @LucaMarchetti @DiMarzio
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
GOOD EVENING, FOOTY TRANSFER FANS
It’s been a dramatic day of transfer action as clubs race to get deals over the line with just two days remaining in the window.
Manchester United’s rumoured links with free agent Edinson Cavani took a big step forward today as they reportedly signed him up on a two year deal.
The 33-year-old striker has been in negotiations with the club but reports now insist a deal has been done to bring him to Manchester.
Arsenal’s luck has gone in the opposite direction as their move for Houssem Aouar fell apart.
Reports say Lyon broke off negotiations as the two clubs remained too far apart on price.
The Gunners continue to pursue Thomas Partey, but fans have been spooked by reports that Chelsea are considering him as an option as well.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have openly declared their interest in Eric Garcia and are hoping to sign him up before the deadline.
The defender is set to leave next summer when his contract runs out but Man City and Barca are trying to negotiate a price so he can leave now.
Tottenham fans continue to celebrate after their signing of Carlos Vincius on a loan-to-buy deal.
The striker has been brought in to support Harry Kane and will be hoping to make an impact up front.
Finally, Chelsea are attempting to juggle a series of players who could be leaving over the next couple of days to make space for their new names.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has been linked to Napoli, Antonio Rudiger could be going to Tottenham, Callum Hudson-Odoi is still a Bayern Munich target and Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fikayo Tomori’s futures remain uncertain.