Transfer Clock: 56 days to go until the transfer window closes. Here is all the latest you need to know…
Debuchy and Sanchez near Arsenal deals
Arsenal are closing on a €50 million double swoop for Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez. The Newcastle right-back was said to have flown back to England on Monday to complete a medical, report The Mail French football website GFN France claim that he has passed the examinations and wants a deal wrapped up as soon as Tuesday. Estimated figures for the transfer range from between £8 million and £11 million. Arsenal have also been linked with loaning Carl Jenkinson or Joel Campbell to Newcastle as part of the transfer.
A spectacular transfer for Alexis Sanchez is also on the cards, with Marca reporting that Barcelona want to sell the Chilean this week. Juventus are believed now to be Arsenal’s only competition, with Liverpool giving up on attracting the World Cup star, report The Mirror
Chelsea face Lukaku fight
Chelsea face a real battle to keep hold of Romelu Lukaku next season after he said he wanted real action on his future. The Belgian is quoted in The Mirror stating a loan move is not good enough and he wants clarity on his future.
The Mirror’s report claims in it’s headline he wants to leave rather than go out on loan, with the player stating: “What I don’t want is to be loaned out.”
He adds: “I want to show what I can do and play in the Champions League with a big club. The decision will soon be taken.”
The Belgian international does not however say outright that leaving Chelsea is certain. If he gets backing from Jose Mourinho that he will be an integral part of his plans, then he surely will be convinced to stay. Mourinho’s plans regarding him are as yet unclear.