Arsenal monitoring Dries Mertens to replace Alexis Sanchez
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 monitor Mertens
Dries Mertens' impressive form for Napoli hasn't gone unnoticed at the Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal keeping a close eye on the Belgian as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners wanted to sign Mertens in the summer following his 34-goal haul in Italy, but the 30-year-old decided to sign a new deal at the Stadio San Paolo.
Mertens' contract reportedly includes a tempting buyout clause of just €30 million, however, which is likely to persuade Arsene Wenger to follow up his interest.
Liverpool are also thought to be keen admirers of a forward who has already hit six goals in five Serie A matches this season.
Sanchez to replace Cavani at PSG
Manchester City may have led the race for Alexis Sanchez's signature over the summer, but they face increased competition from Paris Saint-Germain to sign the Arsenal forward next year, reports the Sun.
Sanchez is almost certain to leave the Gunners when his contract expires in June, with a peculiar situation highlighted by his substitute role away to Chelsea last Sunday before playing 90 minutes against Doncaster in the League Cup.
The Chilean is free to talk to foreign clubs from January, which could allow PSG to steal a march on their rivals. The Ligue 1 side will apparently trump City's contract offer of £275,000 a week, adding a lucrative signing-on fee on top.
It's reported that Edinson Cavani will be allowed to leave the Parc des Princes to make way for Sanchez's arrival in an all-star front three alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Belotti to stay at Torino
Andrea Belotti could spurn interest from Chelsea to remain at Torino, according to Calciomercato.
The 23-year-old scored 26 goals in 35 Serie A matches last term but was deemed too pricey for the Blues due to his €100m release clause.
Chelsea and AC Milan are still tracking the striker, but it's reported he could now sign a new €3m-a-year contract at Torino.
With four goals in 11 caps for Italy, Belotti's price tag could take another hike next summer should he impress for the Azzurri at the World Cup.
- Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is a target for five Championship clubs following his goalscoring start in the Scottish Premiership. According to the Scotsman, Aston Villa, Barnsley, Bristol City, Derby County and Reading are all interested in the Colombian, who has bagged six goals in six matches this season.
- Everton hope to solve their miserable goal drought with a move for Sporting Lisbon striker Seydou Doumbia, writes the Sun. The Toffees have scored just twice in their first five Premier League matches but could have to pay up to £55m for the 29-year-old.
- Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri is a target for Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, reports the Mirror, after scoring a brace against Lazio last week. The 16-year-old is highly regarded in Italy, with Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan hoping to keep him in Serie A.
- Schalke contract rebel Leon Goretzka is edging closer to a move to Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Germany international is reluctant to extend his current deal beyond next summer, with the Catalan giants preparing a cut-price bid for the midfielder in January.
- Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, writes the Sun. With doubts remaining over Luke Shaw's long-term future at Old Trafford, the report claims that the 20-year-old has emerged as a leading target for Jose Mourinho.