In the online disinformation age, churning out a vaguely credible daily transfer gossip column is a hard enough task without the likes of Thomas Tuchel ruining our fun. Only yesterday, we gave you the big news that Matteo Guendouzi might be off to PSG. With speculation mounting, Tuchel was grilled by reporters after his side’s surprise loss to Lens. Is the impish Arsenal outcast on his radar? “No.”

Er, OK. Well what about (checks notes) Roma utility man Alessandro Florenzi? “I’m confident in Florenzi signing. He’s not in Paris today but hopefully tomorrow.” This kind of transparency from an elite manager is refreshing, but it threatens the Mill’s very existence, so we’re thankful Tuchel wasn’t asked about Eduardo Camavinga. The teenage Rennes midfielder is reportedly in line for a move next summer, with PSG and Real Madrid in the frame.

Zinedine Zidane has something of a winger problem at the Bernabéu, with Gareth Bale still knocking about and Eden Hazard reportedly still some way off full match sharpness. If Real can offload Bale, rumour has it they want to replace him with Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez. That would leave Pep Guardiola’s stockpile of tricky attacking talent dangerously low, although City are ready to battle Liverpool for Anderlecht up-and-comer Jérémy Doku. Continue reading

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