Transfer window: Players that could still secure big moves
The football summer transfer window will slam shut around Europe next Monday, October 5, after clubs were given an extended period to do deals as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. We have had some major moves this summer with different clubs following different strategies. However, the overall dealings have been quieter. Here we look at players who could still make big moves.
United desperate to land Dortmund's Sancho
The biggest transfer saga this summer has been Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho. The England international has been Manchester United's long-term target. United, who finally made a formal bid to bring Sancho (£91m), have seen their bid get rejected by Dortmund, Sky Sports reported on Tuesday. Dortmund want to keep Sancho and have stayed firm on their £108m valuation. Expect some late drama here.
Houssem Aouar is a target for Arsenal and Juventus
The 22-year-old mid-fielder has been a subject of interest from several quarters after impressing of late for French club Lyon. Lyon's absence from continental competition increases their need to sell the player. But the chances of them getting the 60 million euros they reportedly want for the playmaker seem to be non-existent. Recently, Arsenal submiitted a bid of 38 million euros.
Sergino Dest can end up at Barca
19-year-old Ajax defender could be the latest in a long line of players to come out of the Dutch club. Dest has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, who are looking for a new right-back after selling Nelson Semedo. Dest is set to move to the Camp Nou with Barcelona willing to pay an initial 20 million euros to beat Bayern Munich to his signature.
Alex Telles and Memphis Depay could switch pastures
Porto left-back Alex Telles, who enjoyed previous spells at Galatasaray and Inter Milan, has long been linked with a move from Portugal. Manchester United are interested in him and is believed to have submitted a bid for the player. Barcelona could bolster their attacking line by roping in Memphis Depay from Lyon. The 26-year-old Depay is in the final year of his contract.