DEMBELE IN DEMAND
Remember the dampest of damp squibs that was transfer deadline day when for a few hours, we thought Celtic striker Moussa Dembele might join Chelsea. Oh those were heady hours. Anyway, the Mirror claim that Chelsea are not the only ones interested but have been joined by Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and…drum roll please…Real Madrid.
The Mirror report that Real have noticed the ’26 goals in all competitions’ thing and ‘have been asked to be kept informed of any movements’, which is all arse about face because surely they have asked rather than been asked. But anyway, Dembele’s agent would clearly like everybody to know that his boy is in demand.
GAMEIRO TO TOTTENHAM…AGAIN
Ah, here we go again. Tottenham have long been linked with Kevin Gameiro and now the Daily Mirror claim that Atletico Madrid could be willing to sell the French striker despite his hat-trick against Sporting Gijon on Saturday. They wanted more from their £35m striker than nine La Liga goals it seems.
Apparently, ‘they have sounded out several clubs, including Tottenham who want top class competition back up and competition for Harry Kane’.
CONTE WANTS CONTI
That’s Atalanta right wing-back Andrea Conti. He has been watched several times this season by Chelsea scouts, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who say that he could be available for as little as £12.8m.
Conti is an Italy Under-21 international who has been one of the stars of Atalanta’s surprisingly impressive season with four Serie A goals, including the winner against Crotone on Saturday. Chelsea have also been extensively linked with central midfielder Franck Kessie.
AND THE REST
Real’s Isco has put Premier League clubs on alert after revealing his frustration at a lack of game time this season…Everton have lined up £17m-rated Palermo and Macedonia striker Ilija Nestorovski to replace Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku…Liverpool are close to signing France youth international Yasser Larouci…Chelsea have initiated discussions over the transfer of Portugal international Bernardo Silva.