Is it just us or is this the longest week of all-time?
Never mind, because it’s almost over, and here’s some transfer gossip …
Real Talk 👏
Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard could be set to join Ligue 1 outfit Nice on loan, report Sky Sports.
Mesut Özil is willing to forego around £7m he would have earned this season in order to cancel his Arsenal contract and move to Fenerbahçe this month, according to The Athletic.
The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton as a potential replacement for the faltering Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson.
And Football Insider report that Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun has agreed terms with RB Leipzig.
Fake News 😡
Manchester United won’t be signing Atlético Madrid’s Kieran Trippier in January due to uncertainty around the outcome of the full-back’s worldwide ban for betting offences, say the Manchester Evening News.
Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, but the two clubs are some way off striking a deal to sell him, say Goal.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo report that Barcelona are planning to sign Lyon’s Memphis Depay and Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum both on free transfers in the summer.
While Marca report that Barça are ready to get rid of Junior Firpo and are eyeing up Valencia’s Jośe Gaya and Manchester City’s Angeliño (on loan at RB Leipzig) as potential replacements.
And Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will only sell Kalidou Koulibaly for £100m or more this month, report Talksport.
Funniest rumour of the day 😂
Talksport report that Tottenham could cancel Danny Rose’s contract this month, with West Brom understood to be interested in the full-back.
From José Mourinho to Sam Allardyce. How the mighty have fallen eh?
What you missed yesterday 👇
Atlético Madrid completed the signing of Moussa Dembele from Lyon.
🇩🇿 Welcome to OL, Islam Slimani! 🔴🔵 #Slimani2022
@Olympique Lyonnais 🇬🇧🇺🇸 –
Lyon replaced him with the signing of Islam Slimani from Leicester.
And Tim Fosu-Mensah swapped Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen.