Arsenal to offer Cuadrado Premier League return; Sanchez to snub Real
Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January.
Arsenal could bring Cuadrado back to Prem
Ahead of their trip to Chelsea on Sunday, Arsenal are eyeing former Blues midfielder Juan Cuadrado as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his squad with one or two new additions in January.
Although he lasted just six months at Stamford Bridge before being shipped out on loan to Juventus in 2015, Cuadrado has played an important role in two double-winning campaigns with the Italian champions.
Arsenal's interest in the Colombian suggests they have given up their pursuit of summer target Thomas Lemar, reports The Sun, despite agreeing a €92 million fee for the midfielder on deadline day.
It had been reported that the Gunners will resurrect their bid for the Monaco man in January, but Wenger now appears to be assessing other options with Cuadrado a possible alternative.
Sanchez to snub Real Madrid
Arsenal's links to Cuadrado follow speculation this week that Mesut Ozil will join Alexis Sanchez in departing the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Sanchez has been tracked by Real Madrid, with Arsenal thought to be encouraging January offers, but the Chile international still has his heart set on a move to Manchester City, claims the Daily Mirror.
Sanchez was close to joining Pep Guardiola's side on deadline day, but Madrid have attempted to capitalise on the situation after the transfer fell through.
Their efforts to persuade Sanchez to head to the Santiago Bernabeu are expected to be in vain, however, as he looks to join City either in January or when his contract expires in June.
Should Sanchez decide to stay in England, Florentino Perez will turn his attention to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski, with Torino's Andrea Belotti another striker thought to be on his short list.
Liverpool plot defender swoop
Liverpool's defensive issues have been well documented this season and it finally looks like the Reds are set to do something about them after another sloppy performance at the back against Sevilla.
With Jurgen Klopp's side conceding nine goals in their past four matches, and questions remaining about Dejan Lovren's long-term future, Liverpool are reportedly set to swoop for Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij.
TalkSport says the Dutchman has emerged as an alternative to Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk, who had been lined up for a £60 million switch to Anfield but failed to convince the Saints to let him leave.
Louis van Gaal was a big fan of de Vrij during his spell as Netherlands manager, selecting the 25-year-old in his first XI at the 2014 World Cup.
- Manchester United have agreed to sign Coventry City youngster Charlie McCann for an undisclosed fee, with the 15-year-old, who was called up to the England Under-16s over the summer, fulfilling his dream of playing for the club he supports.
- Real Madrid are close to signing Brazilian wonderkid Ricardo Rodrigues from Gremio Novorizontino, according to the Daily Star. The 17-year-old striker will reportedly pen a six-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
- Despite rumours resurfacing that he could join Real Madrid, David De Gea has hinted he will stay at Manchester United after moving into a new house in the area, reports The Sun. The story also adds that the goalkeeper is only renting, however, so who knows what will happen when the lease is up.