There could be a departure from Tottenham Hotspur today as a bidder rushes through a deal for Davinson Sanchez, while Arsenal are braced for an offer to sell Jorginho – all in Monday’s European transfer gossip.
DAVINSON SANCHEZ AGREES GALATASARAY CONTRACT
Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has agreed a three-year contract with Galatasaray, who want the deal done in time to register him in their Champions League squad.
That’s according to Aksam, which has followed up on recent claims that Galatasaray are keen on signing Sanchez by providing the details of the deal he is in line to sign and when it could happen.
The Turkish source claims Sanchez has given the green light to a deal with Galatasaray that would last for three years. In addition, his potential next club would have the option to keep him for a fourth.
Since he is now 27 years old, his proposed deal with the Super Lig champions would take him through what should be the remainder of his peak years – even if many would argue that he never actually reached his potential after his big-money move to Tottenham from Ajax.
Clubs in Turkey can sign players until September 15, but Galatasaray want the Sanchez deal done today. That’s because there is a deadline of the end of the day to register him in their squad list for the Champions League group stage.
Galatasaray have been drawn in a group with Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Copenhagen. It will be their first time in the group stage of UEFA’s top competition since the 2019-20 season, but they may need to strengthen their squad to get out of it for the first time since 2013-14.
This summer, they have already taken Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace and Tete from Shakhtar Donetsk after his loan spell with Leicester City, as well as former Manchester City full-back Angelino from RB Leipzig and a few other pieces of business.
Spurs still have centre-back options without Sanchez
If Sanchez goes there too, Tottenham would be left with just Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven, Eric Dier, Ashley Phillips and Ben Davies as players to pick from at centre-half.
The right-footed Romero and left-footed Van de Ven have combined for their starting partnership in all four of their Premier League matches so far this season, from which they are unbeaten.
In their Carabao Cup loss to Fulham on penalties, meanwhile, Sanchez started alongside summer signing Van de Ven. The Colombia international missed a penalty in the shootout, consigning Spurs to elimination.
There are no details from Aksam about the kind of fee that Galatasaray will give Tottenham for Sanchez. Indeed, the report merely reflects his Transfermarkt value of €15m (£12.8m).
ARSENAL BRACED FOR BID FOR JORGINHO
Fenerbahce are preparing an offer in the region of €20m (£17.1m) for Arsenal midfielder Jorginho. (Takvim)
However, Arsenal are cautious about letting the midfielder leave after an injury to Thomas Partey. (Ajansspor)
David De Gea will finally consider a move to Saudi Arabia in the coming days if a club there can meet his wage demands after his Manchester United release. (Marca)
Isaac Hayden signed for Standard Liege on loan from Newcastle on Sunday and the move will be announced this week. (Walfoot)
Aston Villa have agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho to Al-Duhail, despite Besiktas joining the race to sign him. (UOL)
Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo will be the subject of a new approach by Monaco in January after a €15m bid on deadline day. (Fabrizio Romano)
Lorient dropped their interest in taking Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United due to his attitude. (L’Equipe)
BRIGHTON MISFIT WANTED IN BELGIUM
Genk are aiming to sign Andi Zeqiri from Brighton while the Belgian transfer window is still open (until September 6). (Het Laatste Nieuws)
Johan Bakayoko has confirmed he wanted to stay at PSV even if suitors offered €100m (£85.5m) this summer, after links with Brentford. (NOS)
Josip Sutalo says he chose Ajax instead of Arsenal this summer because the Gunners were slow to make a concrete proposal. (De Telegraaf)
Former Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos is set to sign for Santos on a free transfer. (Cesar Luis Merlo)
Sevilla have agreed to bring back Sergio Ramos for a second spell at the club on a free transfer. (Estadio Deportivo)
Anderlecht are about to pick up ex-Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after Nice released him. (Foot Mercato)
Juventus are looking to extend the contract of Dusan Vlahovic by a year so they can reduce his wages. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
AND THE REST
Leeds United loanee Rasmus Kristensen is at risk of being cut from Roma’s Europa League squad list, since they have to reduce it by two. (Corriere Dello Sport)
Rennes considered signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea or Olivier Giroud from AC Milan this summer. (L’Equipe)
The representatives of Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia are still pushing for him to receive a pay rise, even though he hasn’t scored since March. (Il Mattino)
AC Milan are aiming to sign Jonathan David from Lille next year after making an approach for the striker this summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
Lazio are keeping Matias Vecino despite an approach from Galatasaray a week ago. (Alfredo Pedulla)
Eintracht Frankfurt will step up their interest in Anderlecht defender Zeno Debast for €15m in January, while they also want a striker. (Bild)
AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan has refused to rule out a future return to hometown club Paris Saint-Germain. (Le Parisien)