The transfer window for all of Europe’s big five leagues is closed, but that doesn’t stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around to find out who will be moving where come January.
TOP STORY: Navas to follow Ronaldo to Juventus?
With Thibaut Courtois signed to replace him, three-time Champions League winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas could choose to leave the Bernabeu in January, according to reports.
Calciomercato suggests that Navas is upset with losing his starting place and is already searching for a home in Turin. Cristiano Ronaldo famously traded the Bernabeu for the J Stadium this summer, and if reports are to be believed, Navas could be next.
The 31-year-old Costa Rica international has never seemed to receive the proper respect at Madrid and would likely be viewed as an upgrade on Wojciech Szczesny, who is under fire again after Juve’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Wednesday. Navas has been a serial winner at Madrid, adding a La Liga crown, a Supercopa title and UEFA Super Cup title to his trophy case.
Navas is no doubt a top goalkeeper, but with Courtois now at Madrid, maybe this is the moment for the Costa Rican to take up a new challenge and reunite with Ronaldo in Turin.
08.15 BST: Talks between Inter Milan and Milan Skriniar over a contract extension are progressing with both sides confident an agreement will soon be reached, sources close to the Serie A club and player have told ESPN FC.
Skriniar, 23, is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2022, but negotiations are underway over an extension to that agreement. The Slovakia defender has been a mainstay of the Inter defence since joining from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017. He did not miss a minute of their 38 Serie A games last season, in which he scored four goals, and has played nine of their 11 league fixtures so far this season.
PAPER TALK: Strugglers Fulham want Chelsea flop Bakayoko
After a brilliant promotion campaign, new-look Fulham have struggled to adapt to the step up in competition of the Premier League. The Cottagers currently sit bottom of the Premier League and it looks as if major changes could be on the way.
The latest reports from Calciomercato indicate that Shad Khan’s club have enquired about a loan move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is currently on loan at AC Milan.
Recent reports suggest that Milan are ready to move on from Bakayoko and Fulham could offer a lifeline to a player who has undergone a massive fall from grace in the last 18 months. The ex-Monaco man struggled during his time at Stamford Bridge but maybe a quieter locale in London, away from the pressure, would do the France international good.
Bakayoko was much improved in his last outing for Milan against Udinese, so maybe the clock hasn’t struck midnight just yet for Bakayoko with the Rossoneri.
Arsenal to bid for Ramires
Arsenal are considering a January bid for Ramires, though not the Ramires you’re probably picturing right now.
According to the Daily Star, the Gunners have sent scouts to watch the Bahia midfielder on six occasions recently and may lodge a bid for the 18-year-old Brazilian sooner rather than later in an attempt to beat Atletico Madrid to the punch.
For the record, Ramires’ full name is Eric dos Santos Rodrigues and he apparently acquired his nickname due to the physical similarities he shares with the former Chelsea player of the same name.
– Leeds United remain steadfast that they will hold on to striker Kemar Roofe. The Sunday Mirror claimed earlier this week that Wolves were monitoring the in-form striker but Leeds supporters want none of it.
Roofe has scored six times this season for Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites who currently top the Championship on 30 points.
– Unai Emery is considering bringing a premature end to Reiss Nelson’s season-long loan at Hoffenheim after the teenage forward scored his fifth goal in six games for the German side at the weekend, as reported by the Evening Standard.
The 18-year-old has come along quicker than expected in Germany and could be a valuable asset to an Arsenal side competing on four different fronts.