The summer transfer window was unlike any other; see all the major deals and check out how we graded the biggest signings. And just because the window is shut until January, that doesn’t mean the rumours won’t keep coming. Here is the latest gossip and speculation. TOP STORY: Coman to Barca, Dembele to Juve?
A domino effect looks to be looming between two of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Barcelona’s pursuit of Bayern Munich ‘s Kingsley Coman set to trigger Juventus to begin their chase for Ousmane Dembele , according to Calciomercato .
The two France internationals have recently been linked with moves away from their current clubs, with Dembele excluded from Barca’s first-team activities while his contract talks stall. And with reports that Xavi is set to become the new manager of the Blaugrana , the Italian outlet claims that he wants to make Coman his first signing.
The 25-year-old is seen as an ideal replacement for Dembele, who can begin negotiating his next move with other clubs in January, with Juventus expected to challenge Newcastle United for his signature if Coman swaps the Allianz Arena for Camp Nou.
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08.53 BST: Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior has talked up the quality of Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, a long-term target for Los Blancos .
Madrid’s late bid to sign Mbappe in the summer transfer window failed, but with the France international’s contract at the Parc des Princes expiring in the summer, he is free to agree a precontract with the LaLiga giants from Jan. 1.
"Mbappe is a great player, just like Cristiano Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi are," Vinicius said . "He is the new generation that is already here to stay for many years. All the players want to play with Mbappe. But at Real Madrid we don’t talk about other players. I play with [Karim] Benzema, Rodrygo, [Eden] Hazard, [Marco] Asensio and other great ones I enjoy."
– LaLiga on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only) 08.00 BST: Tottenham Hotspur are considering whether to sack Nuno Espirito Santo in the wake of fan unrest during Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United , sources have told ESPN’s James Olley.
Spurs are eighth in the Premier League after losing five of their opening 10 matches following Nuno’s appointment in the summer.
Sources told ESPN chairman Daniel Levy is talking with footballing director Fabio Paratici on Sunday but is reluctant to make a knee-jerk decision so early in the campaign. However, the level of hostility from the club’s supporters inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend is said to have surprised many senior figures at the club.
It is unclear at this stage whether Nuno will be sacked, but one source has claimed "all options are open" after a damaging result in which the team were booed off at half-time and full-time. PAPER GOSSIP […]