As soon as the transfer window is closed in England rumors start to fly around and Sunday morning you can read about Ben Chilwell and a possible £70million move to Chelsea, but still early days, but the Atletico Madrid linked left back will be hunted as a wild wolf during the next window.
Speculations are many also over the “fringe” gang at Leicester City, but no direct links are seen to be able to report a direct rumor, that will automatically inject speculations with a European transfer market still very much open.
Arsenal could see Mezut Ozil being sold with representatives travelling to Washington to discuss a possible move to DC United. MLS could be the destination with also Toronto FC being mentioned. Paul Pogba to return to Juventus, yes that is also on the radar this Sunday.
A move out for Paul Pogba could of course send Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back to Leicester City to hunt down James Maddison, but it looks unlikely that Brendan Rodgers will part company with any of his young guns, not at least before the summer, if moves are not forced true from agents and players themselves.
Fousseni Diabate, Islam Slimani and Adrien Silva are all three players who spent time on loan out in Europe last season and they are all expected to leave Leicester City and move on. Monaco might come back in for Silva or probably his former club Sporting, who showed a lot of interest last January. Diabate has a good reputation in Turkey and Galatasaray and Fenerbahce both could be willing to bring in the flank player.
Islam Slimani was part of a fantastic Algeria triumph in the African Nations Cup and his “value” could be on the rise, despite not being a regular in the starting line-up, and not starting every game for his nation.
Daniel Amartey and Rachid Ghezzal were both reported close to a move earlier, but supposed transfers to Sheffield United and Sampdoria never happened. Amartey was last year linked to Stuttgart and that could probably be on again. Ghezzal will be a player fitting into the pattern in French, Italian and Spanish football and a move could also be on later in the month.
Matty James and Andy King looks unlikely to move abroad and a loan switch to a club in League One could also be troubled, with both players eager to possibly be playing at least at Championship level, with such moves not possible.
Brendan Rodgers has outlined the importance to have a smaller squad and to have every player in and around a first team chance, and without they need to be loaned out or sold to another club.