THE transfer window rolls on in spectacular fashion.
Dele Alli has 'opened talks' over a stunning loan move to PSG, while we have the latest on Luis Suarez's switch away from the Nou Camp.
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HAD A HAND IN IT
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed Petr Cech was influential in the imminent signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
The 28-year-old is set to become the Blues’ seventh summer recruit having completed his medical earlier this week.
Senegal international Mendy is expected to join on a five-year deal, where he will challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No1 spot at Stamford Bridge.
He said: “Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position.
“Petr Cech was the best in the world in that position for a long time so he’s obviously had a big say in this situation.
“From my point of view, I lean heavily on him when it comes to goalkeeping today and in the future. So yes, he was very influential.”
NO CASE FOR DEFENCE
Dimitar Berbatov reckons Manchester United need a new defence after their hammering by Crystal Palace.
The former Old Trafford striker told Betfair: “Some will be happy, some won't, even with the retaking of the penalty. It's no excuse for United, the performance just wasn't good, and hopefully it will just be a first-game blip.
“If we just based it on the first game then United are miles off the speed of the other top teams in the league, and so I hope it is just down to it being game one.
“If it becomes a trend, it could be a very long season. I and others have big expectations for United this season.
“They need a centre-half, and probably further recruitment also to be competitive. At the end of the day, if Crystal Palace can score three past you, you are in trouble.
“It can be hard to sign players, maybe the players don't want to come, it is hard to say, but their defence is what they need to work on.”
MASTERS OF THEIR ART
Chile stars Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal have finally united at Inter Milan.
The pair appear to be over the moon at finally being able to play together for a club team after winning two Copa America together for their national side.
Manchester United could miss out on a staggering £111million in matchday income this season if fans are forced to stay away from Old Trafford.
Football fans were dealt a bitter blow on Tuesday after the Government announced they had “paused” plans to allow supporters back into stadiums to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
And they show that the current Premier League teams made a combined £692.5m solely from their home games in 2018-19.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all raked in over £80m that season from home games.
The Gunners cashed in £96.2m from Emirates matches, while the Reds and Spurs pocketed £84.2m and £81.7m respectively.
Chelsea (£66.6m) and Manchester City (£56m) were the only other two teams to make over £50m from matchday income two seasons ago.
LOAN TO BUY?
Bayern Munich are set to make a loan bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports.
The German club are fresh off their Treble win last season and want the Chelsea winger after he was reportedly discussed by the Bayern players themselves.
Hansi Flick's side have found a replacement for Ivan Perisic in Leroy Sane, but also want Hudson-Odoi to bolster their attacking line-up after Philippe Coutinho went back to Barcelona.
Bayern put the chips down for a permanent deal for Hudson-Odoi 18 months ago, when he was struggling to get into the Blues first team under Maurizio Sarri, before he ended up signing a long-term deal at Chelsea.
According to the Telegraph, Munich see the player as a realistic target still after so much work was put into the transfer.
THE FULL NELSON
Wolves have confirmed the signing of Nelson Semedo from Barcelona.
The Midlands club have shared a video of the Portuguese has moved to Molineux on a three-year deal which the club has the option to extend till 2025.
Wolves have paid an initial £27.5million for the 26-year-old right-back, with the deal rising to a potential £29m.
WE'VE GOT BACK-UP
Manchester United will not focus on signing a new centre-back despite a rocky start to the season for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
The defensive pair were tormented by Crystal Palace's frontline in a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford on the weekend.
Speculation that Dayot Upamecano is interesting the Red Devils has increased since, with the centre-back a long-term target for Real Madrid.
However, according to The Athletic, such a signing is not a priority at this time.
Instead, a right-sided attacker such as Jadon Sancho and a left-back are seen as more integral to bolster the squad.
Alex Telles of Porto and Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico are being monitored to improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's defence.
PSG are ‘confident’ in completing a season-long loan transfer for Tottenham outcast Dele Alli following talks between the clubs.
Alli, 24, appears frozen out of the Spurs setup having already been omitted from Jose Mourinho’s match day squad twice this season.
As a result the midfielder is open to a fresh start away from the Premier League with PSG leading the race to sign him.
According to The Telegraph, the Ligue 1 champions firmly believe Alli has his heart set on a move to the French capital.
They are said to be ‘increasingly confident’ that a deal can be agreed with Tottenham before the transfer window closes on October 5.
The two clubs have a prior history in the market, with PSG having sold Lucas Moura, 28, and Serge Aurier, 27, to Spurs in recent years.
RINGS A BELL
For WWE fans who love football, this may be the greatest player reveal of all time.
Leicester's big reveal of Cengiz Under was teased with a hat and leather jacket worn, famously, by the Undertaker.
Of course, the 55-year-old WWE legend LOVED the tweet.
He told Under: “Digging holes and scoring goals.”
C-H-O SET FOR TALKS
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly set for crunch talks with Frank Lampard over his future at the club.
The 19-year-old has featured in just ten minutes of Premier League football this season in the opening two games.
Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech’s arrival in West London have only pushed the player – who has started just once since June – further down the pecking order.
And according to The Athletic, Hudson-Odoi has grown frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities.
They state that his representatives will speak to the Blues, where they will ask what role he will have under Lampard this campaign.
With the European Championship to take place next summer, Hudson-Odoi is seeking regular football as he looks to be named in Gareth Southgate‘s squad.
TAG, YOU'RE OURS
Manchester United target Nicolas Tagliafico has reportedly been offered a new contract to stay at Ajax.
De Telegraaf claims the left-back has received a lucrative fresh deal from director of football Marc Overmars.
Ajax are keen to keep Tagliafico after SunSport exclusively revealed the 28-year-old has emerged as a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United had been weighing up a move for Porto star Alex Telles, who has entered the final year of his deal.
But negotiations are progressing slowly and Tagliafico is now in Solskjaer’s sights, with a deal worth £23million mooted.
However, Ajax are ready to scupper United’s plans by tying Tagliafico down to a new long-term contract.
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