Thursday already? This Premier League season is flying by already and even though the transfer window is shut until January for players coming in, it is still open for players wishing to do one into Europe, until the end of the month.
Therefore, we shall be talking a little bit about that today – right after this bombshell.
Out-of-work manager Zinedine Zidane has said that he would not be offended if one of the super-rich English Premier League clubs wanted to employ him. Naturally, that has immediately fired up speculation that Zizou could be heading to Old Trafford to replace Jose Mourinho. Let’s sit back and see how that one unfolds over the next few months, eh?
Having failed to find an English club for 19th choice central midfielder Danny Drinkwater, Maurizio Sarri is keen to let the Chelsea midfielder ply his trade in the European Union. Sadly for Danny, nobody seems to have heard of him and there are no takers.
There are takers for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet though, who has managed to blag Napoli into taking him under their wing saying he could be their next Pepe Reina. Another average goalkeeper, David Ospina of Arsenal, could still be off to Besiktas. Joel Campbell, still at Arsenal honest guv, is off to Serie A and Frosinone and Marseille reckon Mohammed Elneny could be just the man to win the ball back for Dimitri Payet.
My favourite one of the day though involves League One Sunderland who could be loaning Lee Cattermole to Ligue 1 Bordeaux. How can this be so? Gus Poyet is in charge of the French club and clearly feels they need a worse disciplinary record.
Other leading Premier League clubs have seen their chance of getting within ten points of Manchester City increase this morning following the news that Kevin de Bruyne might be out for up to three months with a knee injury suffered in training.
Everton have held their hands up to the obvious in admitting they overpaid for the Brazilian Richarlison but admitting it in a way that suggests they really couldn’t give a damn because they are rich and he scored twice on his debut.
Wilf Zaha has signed a new five-year deal at Crystal Palace which will earn him £130k a week and does not include any kind of release clause. It was thought Zaha had said he wanted to leave in the summer but I guess
the prospect of being a Palace legend forever £130k a week is enough to make anyone stay in Croydon for another five years.