This has already been one of the most memorable transfer windows of all time, helped significantly by the fact that Lionel Messi tried to leave Barcelona. But there are still plenty of big names with their futures on the line.
Big transfers are being lined up for the coming weeks, and here we take a run through the rumours surrounding the biggest clubs and most famous names.
Our sources have intelligence on the inside stories, and our aim is to open up the truths inside this transfer window.
This week we begin with another new face set to arrive at Stamford Bridge very soon.
Nailed on: Edouard Mendy to Chelsea
Chelsea have looked into a host of new goalkeeping options, including Nick Pope of Burnley, but they have been met by a high transfer valuation at every turn. For example, they were told the Clarets ‘keeper has a price tag of around £40 million.
Fortunately, the Blues have been leaning on the expertise of former goalkeeper and current performance director Petr Cech, and he has tapped into contacts to help open up a deal with Rennes for Edouard Mendy.
The Senegal international, 28, will arrive to challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No. 1 spot and will cost less than £20 million.
Looking good: Gonzalo Higuain to Inter Miami
David Beckham has been tapping into the South American market since launch day and already has four Argentinian players in the squad for this season.
The Inter Miami co-owner has been promising that elite names would soon arrive and now appears true to his word. The first, Blaise Matuidi, is obviously not from Argentina, but his former Juventus teammate, Gonzalo Higuain, is a household name there and looks set to become the poster boy of Beckham’s franchise.
A two-year contract is expected to be announced as soon as the severance package is clear from Juventus.
Higuain, 32, will leave with the blessing of the Italian club who decided by the end of last season that he would no longer be needed in Turin, but the final terms of his exit are being ironed out before any MLS move can take place. Continue reading
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